Chris Madsen

Chris Madsen

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Christopher Madsen’s credits as a saxophonist include performances and recordings with Paul Simon, Bobby Short, Barbara Lea, Wynton Marsalis, Loren Schoenberg, Kenny Washington, Victor Goines, Jeff Hamilton, Lage Lund, Michael Dease, and Jon Irabagon. He is a published composer with Kendor Music, Inc., the UNC Jazz Press, and Walrus Music. He has served on the Jazz Studies faculty of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music since 2008 and is the Jazz Program Director for Midwest Young Artists in Highwood, IL. Madsen is a Rico Reed clinician and member of the College Music Society, NAfME, National Educator’s Association, and JEN. He has presented clinics, conucted ensembles, and performed at numerous JEN conferences, the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic, and the Illinois Music Educators’ Association’s All-State Conference. He is one of the most in-demand and versatile saxophonists in Chicago, maintaining an active performance schedule and private studio. For more information, visit www.chrismadsen.net