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College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

Lamont School of Music

Newman Center for the Performing Arts


Arthur Bouton

Arthur Bouton

Professor, Saxophone
Co-Chair, Jazz Studies

Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Room 340A
[email protected]

Art Bouton is first call saxophonist and woodwind performer throughout the Western US. He has extensive performance experience on all saxophones, flutes, clarinets and bassoon, as well as the Akai Electronic Wind Instrument (EWI). Art is founder and Director of the Colorado Jazz Repertory Orchestra, an ensemble devoted to performing the finest in classic big band jazz and contemporary large ensemble jazz. He plays lead alto in the H2 Big Band, tenor sax in the Adam Bartczak Republic, flutes the Wil Swindler Elevenet, and EWI in Steve Wiest's group, Phröntrange, all contemporary ensembles specializing in new music for jazz ensembles. Art is featured on baritone saxophone in the R & B ensemble, Vinyl Hampdin.

Mr. Bouton regularly performs with the Colorado Symphony, Colorado Ballet, Opera Colorado, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic, the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, and is a member of the orchestra at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Art was also a featured performer at the 2010 TEDx DU Conference and performed as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra that same year.

Art performs as guest soloist and clinician at high schools and colleges throughout the US 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. Recordings and videos can be found at and

Jazz at Lamont