Steve Treseler

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Steve Treseler is a Seattle-based saxophonist, composer, teaching artist, and author who performs and leads creative music workshops across the U.S.
<i>DownBeat</i> describes his music as “beautifully crafted ensemble pieces—whether free, through-composed, or somewhere in between.” Steve’s voice as an improviser and composer blends distinct, yet confluent elements: straight-ahead jazz, post-modal harmony, Impressionism, minimalism, drones, alternative rock, American folk, and the avant-garde.
Treseler grew up in the midst of Seattleʼs grunge scene before moving to Boston to pursue his studies on scholarship at New England Conservatory, where he studied with jazz legends Jerry Bergonzi, Bob Brookmeyer, George Garzone, and Steve Lacy.
Steve leads his own ensembles and is part of several ongoing collaborative projects. He and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen are co-leaders of the album <i>Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler</i> on Whirlwind Records, a project that was featured on NPR’s <i>Jazz Night in America</i>. Steve leads the In Motion Quartet and presents Radiant Fields: An experimental meditation for solo saxophone and electronic effects. His album <i>Center Song</i> received a four-star review in DownBeat and made the magazine’s “Best Albums of 2014” list.
Steve is the author of Amazon bestseller <i>Creativity Triggers for Musicians, The Living Jazz Tradition: A Creative Guide to Improvisation and Harmony</i>, and his <i>Creative Music Blog</i>.
Steve is a Conn-Selmer endorsing artist.
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