As a saxophonist, composer, and educator, David Bixler is continually establishing himself as an artist. He has performed and toured the world with the orchestras of Chico O'Farrill, Lionel Hampton, Toshiko Akiyoshi, and Duke Ellington, among others. His collaboration with pianist Arturo O’Farrill has resulted in many performances and tours, in addition to several recordings, including the Grammy-nominated 40 Acres and a Mule. Also active as a composer, David gave the premier of his Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Orchestra, with the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Delta David Gier in March of 2010. He has also received numerous commissions one of which, Heptagon for saxophone quartet, is included on a Naxos release of American composers by the Ancia Quartet. David is the Director of Jazz Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. 

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