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Black Swamp Saxophone Quartet Live at Bungalow Jazz

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by Mark Subel on July 17, 2013

Becky Ogden’s Bungalow Jazz home is proud to present the Black Swamp Saxophone Quartet on Sunday, July 21st starting at 5pm. The Black Swamp Saxophone Quartet has been presenting unique and exciting performances since its inception in 1986 at Bowling Green State University. The quartet plays a variety of musical styles and selects literature from a vast repertoire of classical, jazz and contemporary music. Many of the works performed have been written for the BSSQ by composers such as: Pulitzer and Grammy winning composer Jennifer Higdon, University of Michigan composer Evan Chambers and Chicago composer Elliott Cless.

The BSSQ has performed at the Bowling Green New Music and Art Festival, Columbus Arts Festival, the Cincinnati Center for Contemporary Art, the Society of Composers Conference, the New Music Chicago Spring Festival, the Phillip’s Collection in Washington D.C., the Lancaster Festival, and The Newport Music Hall in Columbus, Ohio. The quartet has also been artist-in-residence at the Arosa Musikwochen in Switzerland as well as winning first prize in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition and finalist in the Martigny (Italy) International Music Competition.

The Black Swamp Saxophone Quartet is:

  • Wes Miller, soprano saxophone
  • Nancy Gamso, alto (Ohio Weslyan professor of woodwinds)
  • Michael Cox, tenor (Capital University professor of saxophone, Columbus Jazz Orchestra)
  • Jay Miglia, baritone (Otterbein University, Jazz Arts Group Jazz Academy and a regular with Vaughn Wiester’s Famous Jazz Orchestra on Monday nights)

If you haven’t experienced a show at the Bungalow Jazz home, you’re missing out on a great venue for live jazz in Columbus. Becky’s big old 1910 bungalow sits on an acre ravine lot on East Fifth Avenue (it’s a little hard to find: See the directions!) Deeply connected to Columbus‚ jazz community, Becky has long opened her house for friendly musical gatherings. Since closing her Columbus Music Hall, she still sees the need for venues where musicians and their audiences can mingles. Hence, Bungalow Jazz, the casual “house concert” venue.

The fabulous seven-foot Mason Hamlin piano sits in the living room, waiting for artists like Mark Flugge to bring out its warm and beautiful sound. After a post-jazz festival session, Wes “Warmdaddy” Anderson said, “I LOVE this room!”

Bungalow Jazz
2539 East Fifth Avenue, Columbus Ohio

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