Ned Rothenberg

Biography

Born: September 15, 1956; Boston, MA  
Multi-reedist Ned Rothenberg composes and performs on saxophones, flutes -- including shakuhachi -- and bass clarinet. Active as a solo artist and avant-garde jazz performer since (at least) the '70s, Rothenberg performed in Anthony Braxton's Creative Orchestra Music ensemble. He moved to N.Y.C. in 1978, and went on to lead Power Lines (New World), and Double Band (on the Moers label). Rothenberg is a founding member of New Winds, with flutist Read more Robert Dick and trumpeter Herb Robertson. He performs in Sync, a group with Jerome Harris, on Intuition, and has collaborated with such acclaimed creative musicians as John Zorn, Elliott Sharp, Samm Bennett, and Fred Frith. Rothenberg has spent much time in Japan, including a six-month residency during which he studied with shakuhachi masters Goro Yamaguchi and Katsuya Yokoyama, and performed his own music. He also traveled to the former Soviet Union three times from the late '80s through the mid-'90s, performing not only solo, but in a duo with Sainkho Namchylak. Rothenberg has also toured North and South America, Europe, and Asia, totalling 100s of concerts worldwide at venues and festivals including Finland's Tampere (1992), Quebec's FIMAV (1997), and Michigan's Edgefest (1998). [For more information, visit www.nedrothenberg.com] ~ Joslyn Layne Read less