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Trent Kynaston

Born: Dec 7, 1946

Nationality: United States

Trent Kynaston

Date of Birth : Dec 7, 1946

Trent Kynaston, born December 7, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona, is an American jazz and classical saxophonist, music educator, and composer. Since 1973, he has been on the faculty of Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, where he serves as professor of saxophone and jazz studies. Professor Kynaston holds a Bachelor of Music degree in saxophone performance and music education and a Master of Music degree in Composition from the University of Arizona. In addition, he holds the Medaille d'Honneur in saxophone and chamber music from the Bordeaux Conservatory where he was a student of Jean-Marie Londeix, and he has also studied privately with Larry Teal. As a classical saxophonist, Professor Kynaston has premiered a number of works, including both the "Sonata" and the "Concerto" for saxophone by Robert Muczynski and "Unisonics" by fellow-WMU faculty member Curtis Curtis-Smith. Kynaston has also composed a number of pieces, including the "Concerto", "Coryblant-Bleu", "Deux ombres de jade-Sonate", and a number of other works.

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