NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
- Jeff Heisler's new saxophone CD released on AMP Recordings Jeff
Heisler's new CD "Gradient" was released in June 2015 on the AMP Record label. Sekhon's work, Gradient, is the opening track of the CD. The new ablum, also featuring pianist I-Chen Yeh, can
be found on Amazon, iTunes, and other major retailers.
Premiere - New Saxophone + Piano Commission
Première, a new organization dedicated to promoting new commissions around the world, has launched its first major
project with a new work by Dr. Baljinder Sekhon. This new platform brings together the highest quality musicians, one from
each U.S. state and foreign country, by special invitation, and they each support the commission of a new work that they
will individually premiere in their respective locales. Among the many saxophonists involved
include Timothy McAllister, Cliff Leaman, Chien-Kwan Lee, Douglas Braga, Doug O'Connor, and John Sampen. A full list of participants
can be found on Global Premiere's Website.
Complete! - Steel Drum + Percussion Ensemble
Gerhart organized a consortium to commission a work from Baljinder for solo Steel Drum (tenor pan) and Percussion Ensemble.
The new work was premiered by Dave Gerhart in March 2015 with the Chicago Youth Orchestras Percussion Ensemble. More than
40 percussion ensembles and soloists joined the consortium and will be performing the work across the United States during
the next year. For more information, please visit the Consortium Webpage!
Heisler/Yeh Duo Tour and CD Release
The Heisler/Yeh Duo will be performing Gradient during their tour of Taiwan
and China in May 2014. After returning to the United States, they will record Gradient for their CD release on AMP Recordings
with Mark Bunce (Mid-American Contemporary Music Center) as the engineer and producer. The Heisler/Yeh duo is Jeffrey Heisler, saxophone; I-Chen Yeh, piano.