Kurt Bacher is the seventh composer to be commissioned by Jazz Band Classic as part of the First Music series of works by the nation’s most outstanding young composers.
KURT BACHER, saxophonist, multi-woodwind player, composer and arranger, is a native of Foxboro, Massachusetts. Mr. Bacher studied at the Manhattan School of Music where his major composition teachers were Manny Albam and Michael Abene. He studied privately with Ted Nash, while also receiving encouragement and mentorship in composition from Wynton Marsalis. Mr. Bacher lives in New York City and has performed and/or recorded with Wynton Marsalis, Wycliffe Gordon, Cyrus Chestnut, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, Aretha Franklin, among others. Mr. Bacher also leads his own jazz quintet as well as his own eleven-piece jazz orchestra.