Jeffrey E. Vickers
(USA) is Associate Professor of Music at Northern Michigan University. He has commissioned and premiered over forty works for saxophones, many of which seek to emphasize and expand the repertory of the tenor saxophone. He maintains a keen interest in the promotion of contemporary music, and he has collaborated with composers such as Lemay, Lauba, Kuehn, Kerger, H. Itoh, Gotkovsky, Alla, and Michans. Dr. Vickers completed his Doctoral and Master's degrees at Indiana University. He obtained his BM in education from the University of Mississippi. He has performed in over two dozen states, Portugal, Spain, Scotland, France, and numerous national or international conferences. Dr. Vickers is the founder and owner of Resolute Music Publications, a publishing company that specializes in modern music publications. Henrique Portovedo
has more than 40 works for saxophone dedicated to him. He was a soloist with several orchestras and ensembles including L’Orchestre d’Harmonie de la Garde Republican, Trinity College of Music Wind Orchestra, Orquesta de Viento Marcos Redondo, Orquestra Sinfónica de Jovens de Sta. Maria da Feira, Orquestra de Sopros da Universidade de Aveiro, etc. Co-founder of QuadQuartet and Artistic Director of Aveiro SaxFest, he recorded for several labels and he was awarded with several Trinity Music Awards in London, Prémio Jovens Criadores 2012 by the Portuguese Institute of Art and Ideas and received the Award by the Portuguese National Centre of Culture. He is a researcher at CITAR, School of the Arts at Portuguese Catholic University, he was a visiting researcher at the Edinburgh University and he is currently artist in residency at ZKM, Karlsruhe in Germany and visiting researcher at UC Santa Barbara, USA, supported by Fulbright Foundation. Portovedo is member of the European Saxophone Committee, Tenor Sax Collective (Tenor SaxIndex) and President of the Portuguese Saxophone Association.
Jeffrey Vickers, saxophone
Henrique Portovedo, saxophone