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Jason Laczkoski

Jason Laczkoski's Biography

An emerging young voice on saxophone, Jason T. Laczkoski has been described by noted American composer Judith Shatin as a "master of his instrument, with a rich, warm sound" and hailed as "one of this country's best up-and-coming saxophonists" by distinguished performer Timothy Roberts. Jason has presented numerous solo recitals throughout the United States. He frequently makes appearances at NASA conferences as well as the International Navy Saxophone Symposium.

In addition to his active performance schedule Jason is a sought after educator and clinician. Currently, he is the instructor of saxophone at Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA. He has presented masterclasses at colleges and universities and is a frequent clinician at PMEA events. He may often be seen presenting lectures on how to develop one's own unique and ideal tone.

Jason completed the bachelor of music degree at Mansfield University studying with Joseph Murphy and earned the master of arts degree from the University of Iowa studying with Kenneth Tse. Currently, Jason is completing his doctorate of musical arts (a.b.d.), also from the University of Iowa. Beyond saxophone, Jason has studied body mapping and Alexander Technique with Kay S. Hooper and conducing with Richard Mark Heidel and Myron Welch.

In November 2011 Jason's debut CD, Come Down Heavy! was released on the Emeritus Recordings label. Composer Evan Chambers described the playing on this album as "vibrant, energized, and sensitive" and noted saxophone performer and professor at the Peabody Conservatory, Gary Louie, described it as "very beautiful."

Jason Laczkoski's Gear
Jason Laczkoski

Gear List

YSS-875 YAS-62