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Miles Osland and the Osland Saxophone Quartet

Osland Saxophone Quartet

The Osland Saxophone Quartet is a chamber ensemble based in Lexington, Kentucky. It's members have brought together musical experiences from both the East and West Coasts, as well as the Mid-West. They have toured the East Coast and Midwest, and have performed at invitational concerts for the North American Saxophone Alliance and World Saxophone Congress biennial conferences.

"MilesMiles Osland (soprano), a Selmer Clinician, is currently Professor of Saxophone and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Kentucky. Lisa Parent Osland (tenor), a Yamaha Performing Artist, is an Instructor of Saxophone and is the Director of Saxophone Ensembles at UK. Jonathan Anderson (alto), a former teaching assistant at UK, is currently Director of Instrumental music at Victoria College in Texas. Larry Nelson (baritone), is presently a performer and music educator in the Lexington area where he directs the UK Lab Band.

The Osland Saxophone Quartet is unique in that it's repertoire spans both classical and jazz genres. They are dedicated to diversity, leaving no musical stone unturned.

Lisa & LarryTheir debut recording, "Kentucky Roastup" has been hailed by critics " a great example of music to come, and the qualities that it will take to be a part of it: eclecticism, technical prowess and positive energy." Jazz Times magazine states: "This isn't just for saxophonists. Indeed, the versatile Osland Saxophone Quartet provides a savory smorgasbord with something to please just about every taste...In all, a superb outing by one of the genre's truly great ensembles."

Program 216

Deborah Sandler, general director of the Kentucky Opera; ceramist Larry Watson; the Millennium Glass exhibit at the Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery; and music by Miles Osland and the Osland Saxophone Quartet. (#216)


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