James Bunte

James Bunte's Biography

A native of Colorado, Dr. James Bunte has earned degrees from the University of Colorado at Boulder (BM, BME) and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (MM, DMA). As a concert saxophonist, Bunte is an active recitalist, giving recitals and master classes throughout the United States as well as in France and Japan. Having presented his Carnegie Hall debut in 2006, he has performed at North American Saxophone Alliance (NASA) regional and national conferences in addition to serving as host of the 2018 NASA Biennial Conference. He also has performed at World Saxophone Congresses in Scotland, Thailand and Taiwan.

Bunte is the regular saxophonist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and has recorded numerous compact discs with the Cincinnati Symphony and Cincinnati Pops. He has performed with the Lyrique en Mer Orchestra (France), Louisville Philharmonic, Dayton Philharmonic, Eugene Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Richmond Symphony (IN), Kentucky Symphony Orchestra, Springfield Symphony Orchestra (OH) and the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra. His CD releases include the premiere CD from the Oasis Quartet on the Innova label.

Bunte is also an experienced jazz musician, having toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. He has performed with Ray Charles, Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices, Dick Hyman, Byron Stripling, John Pizzarelli, Stefan Carlsson, Cook, Dixon and Young and the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra. Bunte has been on the faculty at the University of Oregon, Miami University (OH) and Northern Kentucky University, and he has public school teaching experience at a Kentucky high school.

Bunte is a Yamaha Performing Artist and D'Addario Performing Artist.

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