Artist / Program Description
Michael Bazan is a talented woodwindist, performing on the tenor and alto saxophone, as well as clarinet and flute. An award-winning educator, Michael teaches at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, McHenry County College, and Wredling School in St. Charles. Michael is also a highly sought artist, having performed with jazz greats Cab Calloway and Billy Eckstine, and The Four Tops. He can also be heard on several Veggi Tales videos. As a solo artist, Michael is the leader of the 1st Choice Orchestra, a five- to sixteen-piece orchestra, performing such jazz standards as In The Mood, Take The A Train, Take 5, and more. He is the director of an innovative sax quartet presenting bebop and straight-ahead jazz arranged for four saxophones. Michael brings his vast experience, talent, and friendly personality to every performance. His ability to offer educational programs makes him a wonderful choice for middle school, high school, and college students. Programs can be customized; Michael is also available as an educator for a workshop or master class, and as a guest soloist.
Big Band Favorites: Songs that Swing
Sax Summit: Saxophone quartet
Bebop and Beyond: Saxophone/Jazz Lecture