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David Rogers

David Rogers is an innovative composer, saxophonist, and improviser whose music draws deeply on the American jazz tradition and a range of global influences, from Appalachian folk songs to Malian guitar riffs. David has been hailed as a “visionary jazz and world-music saxophonist” (Hartford Courant) and “a relentless seeker with an eye beyond borders” (AllMusicGuide). His music, combining beautiful composed melodies and intricate counterpoint with fiery rhythms and improvisation, has been heard from jazz clubs to Carnegie Hall.

Hailing from Missouri, Rogers has lived extensively in Ghana (West Africa), where he spent two years living in the thatched huts of master musicians, studying native xylophone and fiddle traditions, and learning the drum language and oral history of the Dagomba talking drum.

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