JACK CURTIS DUBOWSKY ENSEMBLE
JCDE presents How I Got To Long Beach at ArtShare Los Angeles
|Jack Curtis Dubowsky (piano, synthesizer) is a composer, conductor, improviser, educator, and filmmaker. Major works include Harvey Milk: A Cantata and an oratory with orchestra, Eisenhower Farewell Address. Dubowsky's forthcoming monograph, Intersecting Film, Music, and Queerness, is under contract to Palgrave Macmillan. Dubowsky has received grants from Meet the Composer, American Composers Forum, Zellerbach Family Fund, San Francisco Arts Commission, and others. Dubowsky's sheet music is available through JW Pepper, Sheet Music Plus, and Theodore Front. Dubowsky has taught at McNally Smith College of Music, NYU, and Academy of Art University.
|Alicia Byer (clarinet) is an improviser and composer based in Southern California. She originally hails from Claremont, holds a BA in music composition from Mills College and is currently pursuing an MM in theory and composition from Cal State Long Beach. Inspirations include nature, culture, and everything in-between. Alicia is artistic director of the Los Angeles Composers Collective.
|Dr. Nicholas Deyoe (guitar) is a Los Angeles based composer, conductor, and guitarist, and is the CoFounder and Artistic Director of the wasteLAnd concert series. As a guitarist, Nicholas strives to further the already vast sound world of the electric guitar by experimenting with microtonal tunings, preparation, bows, and beer cans. He has received commissions from Carnegie Hall, USINESONORE Festival, The La Jolla Symphony, and Palimpsest. His music has been performed in throughout North America, Europe, and Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in composition from UC San Diego where he studied with Roger Reynolds.
|Marc Timothy Bolin (bass trombone) has performed with artists and organizations including B.B. King, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Lalo Schifrin, Herman Olivera, Pete Escovedo, Sheila E, Black Eyed Peas, Deltron 3030, Aloe Black, and Stevie Wonder. In 2007 Marc was commissioned to realize Duke Ellington's incomplete opera Queenie Pie for the Oakland Opera Theater. In addition to Oakland and UT Austin's productions, both Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater performed Queenie Pie in 2014. Marc is currently a PhD Student in Ethnomusicology at the University of California, Los Angeles.
|Michael G. Bauer (saxophone) is a visual artist and musician living in Los Angeles. He was born in 1982 and studied Art at UCLA. His work often deals with collaborative processes, interpersonal connection, motivation and inspiration, and gratitude. Currently, he is pursuing graduate work at Loyola Marymount University in Marital Family Therapy and Clinical art Therapy. He played with JCDE in 2013 on the Current Events concert in Pasadena.