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Art Bouton is first call saxophonist and woodwind performer throughout the Western U.S. He has extensive performance experience on all saxophones, flutes, clarinets, and bassoon, as well as the Akai Electronic Wind Instrument. Art is a founding member of the Lamont jazz faculty group "The DU Jazz Faculty Combo" (AKA The Climb) and is featured on many of their recordings. He plays lead alto and flute for the Ninth and Lincoln Orchestra and the Wil Swindler Elevenet, contemporary ensembles specializing in new music for jazz ensembles.
Mr. Bouton regularly performs with the Colorado Symphony, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, and is a member of the pit orchestra at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Bouton has studied saxophone with Douglas Masek, Roger Greenberg, and Vince Gnojek. Art performs as guest soloist and clinician at high schools and colleges throughout the U.S. and has served on the faculty of the Yellowstone Jazz Camp, Mile High Jazz Camp, the Telluride Jazz Camp, and Clark Terry Great Plains Jazz Camp. Art can be heard playing lead alto on recordings of New Music for Jazz Ensemble by Kendor Music.