Benjamin Boone (b. 1963)
Born in Statesville, NC in 1963, composer and jazz saxophonist Benjamin Boone now resides in Fresno, California, where he is an Assistant Professor of Music at California State University. Other works by Boone, published by ALRY Publications, include: We Wish You a Merry Christmas (for saxophone quartet), Over the Edge (for flute choir—the title track of the national Flute Choir CD), and A Tribute to Debussy's Syrinx (for solo flute). Boone's compositions for saxophone include Election Year (for solo saxophone), High Octane (tor piano and saxophone), The Gospel Hour (for alto saxophone and tuba/trombone), Alley Dance (for saxophone quartet), Squeeze (for alto saxophone and orchestra or wind ensemble), and Vicissitudes (tor saxophone quartet and wind ensemble). Boone appears with The Transatlantic Reed-String Project on the Capstone Records CD Eastbound—Westbound.