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Hailed by Fanfare magazine (Issue 40:5) for his “exceptional feel for elegance, wit… and tonal beauty,” Dr. Bob Eason is a saxophonist, educator and clinician.

Eason holds a bachelor's degree in music education from the University of Houston and completed his master's and doctoral degrees at Indiana University. His primary teachers include Otis Murphy, Thomas Walsh, Dan Gelok, Valerie Vidal, Karen Wylie, Chris Patterson and Theron Sharp.

A native of Houston, Eason founded the Young Saxophonist's Institute and continues to teach summer camps in the Houston and Dallas-Fort Worth areas for middle school and high school saxophonists.

Eason maintains an active performing career, with guest artist residencies including the:

  • 2020 Rio Winds Festival in Rio de Janerio
  • 2019 XVIII Encuentro Universitario Internacional de Saxofón México in Mexico City
  • and 2018 SaxoBang Festival in Taipei.

He is the soprano saxophonist and a founding member of the Kenari Quartet, an ensemble that has garnered acclaim through engaging performances, festival and educational residencies, and commissioning projects.

Among several competition wins, the Kenari Quartet was awarded first prize in the inaugural M-Prize competition in 2016. In collaboration with the Naxos music label, the Kenari Quartet released the album French Saxophone Quartets, which contains many of the saxophone quartet's most important compositions.

Bob Eason is an endorsing artist for Légère Reeds and plays exclusively on the Signature Series reeds.

Related documents

  • CV

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