The Arkansas Saxophone Quartet is proudly celebrating its 12th anniversary season with a series of concerts around the state. The members of the quartet are Dr. Matthew Taylor (University of Central Arkansas), soprano saxophone, Dr. Caroline Taylor (Ouachita Baptist University), alto saxophone, Dr. Brent Bristow (Arkansas State University-Beebe), tenor saxophone, and Dr. Jackie Lamar (University of Central Arkansas, retired), baritone saxophone.
The ensemble is equally adept at all styles of chamber music, ranging from transcriptions to avant-garde contemporary music. This season’s program includes works by Franz Liszt, Maurice Ravel, Jean Absil, and Jonathan Leshnoff.
Performances of the ASQ include the North American Saxophone Alliance Conferences in Columbia, S.C., Columbia, Mo; Huntsville, TX, Champaign-Urbana, IL, Lubbock, TX, and Stillwater, OK. The group has also given multiple performances at the US Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium in Fairfax, VA, and was featured at the Conference on Arts and Humanties in Honolulu, HI, and the World Saxophone Congress in St. Andrews, Scotland.