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Dennis Anderson (b.1947) instrumentalist and composer, is one of the most sought after musicians worldwide. For over thirty years he has been a prominent freelance performer, soloist, studio musician and teaching professional in New York City. His versatility as a multi-reed specialist has afforded him the opportunity to perform within a broad range of styles from classical and contemporary chamber music to solo jazz improvisation.


He has been a member of The New York Saxophone Quartet since 1977, performing throughout the US, Canada, Mexico, France, Germany, Italy, Great Britain and Japan including performances at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Auditorium, Mannes School of Music, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, WQXR and WNYC radio. An accomplished saxophonist and woodwind doubler, Dennis is equally at home performing on the concert stage and in the recording studio. He is a regular member of the Tony Awards Orchestra and the City Center Encores playing oboe, English horn, clarinet, bass clarinet, saxophone, recorders, flute and piccolo.

In concert he has appeared with The New York Philharmonic, New York City Ballet, New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Loren Maazel, Leonard Bernstein, National Jazz Ensemble, Frank Sinatra, Thad Jones-Mel Lewis Big Band, Lucianno Pavarotti, Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole. Dennis has recorded with Placido Domingo, The New York Saxophone Quartet, Stephen Sondheim, Roger Kellaway, Federica Von Stade, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Chaka Kahn, Barbara Cook, Liza Minnelli and John Pizzarelli. His work can also be heard on radio and television commercials, documentary films and movie sound tracks.


Dennis is the founding member of the Riverside Chamber Trio, which premiered the "Piano Trio", (for soprano saxophone/English horn, cello and piano) composed by Hubert Arnold in Pesaro Italy, for the 10th World Saxophone Congress. He has been an orchestra member in numerous Broadway shows including The Light in the Piazza, The 24th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Pacific Overtures, Assassins, Kiss Me Kate, Gypsy, Sweet Smell of Success, Big, Passion, Anything Goes, Guys and Dolls, Dancin’, Dreamgirls, High Society, Dance of the Vampires and Chicago.


He has composed and arranged music for saxophone quartet, string quartet, woodwind quintet, solo instrumental pieces and original jazz compositions; many of which are published by Advance Music, Rottenburg, Germany. His most recent original composition Canzona Corrente was premiered at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in June of 2005. Dennis studied saxophone with Dave Tofani, Joe Allard, Eddie Daniels and Eugene Rousseau; flute, with Harold Bennett; oboe and English horn with Beth Orson and Rob Botte; clarinet with Ronnie Reuben, William Willett, Steve Hartman and Louis Paul; orchestration with Hubert Arnold; improvisation and composition with Michael Longo.

Dennis Anderson, soprano saxophone

STEVE KENYON has led ensembles performing his original music at the Blue Note (NYC), Birdland, Carnegie Hall, and live on WNYC radio. He has performed throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia with The New York Philharmonic, NYC Ballet, American Symphony, Brooklyn Philharmonic, NJSO, NY Pops, Philip Glass, Maria Schneider, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Westchester Jazz Orchestra, Garrison Keillor, Barbara Cook, Chuck Mangione, Blood Sweat and Tears, Aretha Franklin, and Beyonce. He is co-leader, composer, and lead saxophonist with the NewYorkestra big band and plays tenor with the NY Saxophone Quartet. He has performed with some 40 Broadway shows, numerous City Center Encores!, and many Broadway cast recordings. Other recordings include his Quartet’s CD Fidel’s Nightmare, and albums with Barbara Cook, NewYorkestra, Maria Schneider, Audra McDonald, Judy Collins, Mike Holober, Maury Yeston, Ricky Ian Gordon, and Michael John LaChiusa. On TV, Steve has provided music for Smash, Ed, Today Show, David Letterman, Wonder Pets, Sound of Music, and many national jingles.  Films include Hollywoodland, What Just Happened, and Boynton Beach Club.  A National Merit Scholar, he has bachelor’s and master’s degrees from The University of Miami, and teaches at Hofstra University.  Some of Steve’s music is published by 3-2 Music.  He currently plays Reed 1 at Matilda on Broadway.

Steve Kenyon, tenor saxophone

John (b. 1958) hails from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he received degrees in Music Education and Woodwind Pedagogy from the University of New Mexico. While maintaining a large private teaching studio and teaching in the public schools, John frequently performed with the New Mexico Symphony. After completing a Master’s degree in Saxophone from the Eastman School of Music, he moved to New York City in 1989, where he is a much sought after woodwind instrumentalist.


John has performed with The New York Philharmonic under Masur and Maazel, The New Jersey Symphony, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, and American Symphony. He is a former member of the American Saxophone Quartet, and is a regular woodwind performer with City Center Encores. He has toured with Barbra Streisand, recorded with Mandy Patinkin, Patti Lupone, Donna Murphy, and Barry Manilow. His Broadway credits include Jerome Robbin’s Broadway, The Goodbye Girl, Company, A Christmas Carol, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Marie Christine, Wonderful Town, The Pajama Game, Lovemusik, and Gypsy. He studied saxophone with Floyd Williams, Marshall Taylor, Ramon Ricker, and Albert Regni; flute with Frank Bowen; bassoon with Artemus Edwards and Nancy Lutes; clarinet with Keith Lemmons. 

John Winder, baritone saxophone

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Dan Goble (b. 1960) is currently the Chair and Professor of Saxophone at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT. In addition to recently joining the New York Saxophone Quartet as alto saxophonist, he has been a member of the acclaimed Harvey Pittel Saxophone Quartet since 2001. Dan currently performs with the New York Philharmonic under Alan Gilbert, the New York City Ballet, and the New Haven Symphony. With the NY Phil, he contributed his saxophone talents on the historic PBS television broadcast from Pyongyang, North Korea. On the New York classical music scene, Dan has performed music by John Adams, Phillip Glass, Tania León, Alban Berg, Frank Zappa, Thomas Adés, Luciano Berio, and was recently featured on the Works and Process series at the Guggenheim Museum, showcasing the music of Paul Hindemith and Anton Webern. Aside from his talents as an instrumentalist, Dan is a highly respected guest conductor, speaker, and clinician throughout the United States, 

On the international stage, he was a featured performer at the 2004 Thailand International Saxophone Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, and has concertized in Japan, China, and Europe. Dr. Goble was the First Prize-winner at the 1993 Louise D. McMahon International Competition, receiving honors in other prestigious competition events, including the Concert Artist Guild International Competition, Ima Hogg International Young Artist Competition, Fischoff Chamber Music Competition, and the annual Down Beat Magazine Student Recording Awards.  

Dan’s critically acclaimed CD Freeway, including compositions by Pulitzer Prize winning composers Charles Wuorinen and John Harbison (CRI 876), underlines his commitment to promoting contemporary works for the saxophone. His recording of Quartet, Opus 22, by Anton Webern, is available on the Naxos label, and his most recent project American Landscapes for Saxophone and Piano (in pre-release) will feature composers David Diamond, William Albright, David Del Tredici, Libby Larsen, and Kevin Isaacs. 

As a jazz and commercial musician, Dan has performed at the Kitting Factory, Dizzy Gillespie Auditorium, and The Cutting Room with The Jamie Begian Big Band. Broadway credits include national tours of Cats, 42nd Street, and Sugar Babies. In concert he has appeared with such luminaries as Mel Torme, Barbara Cook, and Audra McDonald.  

Dr. Goble received his Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and his Bachelors degrees in Saxophone Performance and Music Education from the University of Northern Colorado. His saxophone teachers include Roger Greenberg, Thomas Kinser, Harvey Pittel, and Albert Regni. 

Dan Goble is a Rico performing artist.

Dan Goble, alto saxophone