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Lynn Baker is an award-winning composer, performer, and educator. He is an active saxophone performer and clinician, performing with the Lynn Baker Quartet, Rhythmic_Void trio, and the Gemstone Debris Trio.

Baker holds degrees from the University of Oregon and Western Oregon University. He also studied with Larry McVeigh at Mt. Hood Community College, and David Baker, Dominic Spera and Eugune Rousseau at Indiana University.  

Baker was the former Director of the Jazz Studies and commercial Music Program at the Lamont school of Music at the University of Denver. He now dedicates his time to teaching classes at the University of Denver.

As a Conn-Selmer Artist Clinician, Baker has made appearances at college universities, high schools and festivals, which have taken him across North America and Asia.

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In demand as a saxophonist and educator of jazz and classical music, J. Scott Turpen has performed world-wide. His orchestral experience is extensive and includes performances with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Wyoming Symphony Orchestra, the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Savannah Symphony Orchestra, and the Augusta Symphony Orchestra.  Turpen has performed and recorded with some of the most distinguished artists in jazz and popular music including Stefon Harris, Terell Stafford, Jeff Hamilton, Louis Bellson, Joel Frahm, Eric Reed, Doc Severinsen, Red Rodney, Ernie Watts, Bob Mintzer, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Ray Charles, and The Temptations to name only a few.

 Dr. Scott Turpen is Professor of Music at the University of Wyoming where he serves as the Chair of the Department of Music and saxophone professor.  During his tenure in Wyoming Scott Turpen has received many prestigious awards

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Donna Wickham is a jazz performer, educator, composer and arranger known for her innovative genre-bending musical projects. Donna is on the Jazz faculty at the University of Denver's Lamont School of Music, and teaches and designs online music courses for Colorado Community Colleges Online. Her diverse professional activities include work as a composer, arranger, conductor, vocalist and keyboardist, in genres that range from early music to rock, jazz, and avant-garde.  Her discography includes a chamber jazz recording of her own compositions, and two recordings with her vocal quartet, Firesign. Donna makes her home in Denver with three crazy cats, and enjoys climbing rocks and ice on big alpine summits around the world.

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