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Sqwonk, Jeff Anderle


Barbro Osher Recital Hall
200 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102
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Jeff Anderle and Jonathan Russell, bass clarinet
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano


Marc Mellits: Black

Cornelius Boots: Sojourn of the Face

Lin-Manuel Miranda, arr. Jonathan Russell: Dear Theodosia

Steffen Schorn: The Opener

Johann Sebastian Bach, arr. Jonathan Russell: Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Jonathan Russell: Double Bass Clarinet Concerto

About Jeff Anderle

Jeff Anderle is a pioneer in the world of low reeds, helping to popularize the role of the modern clarinet and bass clarinet through his innovative and diverse performances, ensembles, and commissions. He is the bass clarinetist in Splinter Reeds and half of the bass clarinet duo Sqwonk, as well as a member of the San Francisco Contemporary Music Players. He is a former member of the virtuosic, heavy metal bass clarinet quartet Edmund Welles, as well as REDSHIFT contemporary music ensemble and the Paul Dresher Electro/Acoustic Band. In addition, he makes regular guest appearances with a wide range of music institutions from orchestras to diverse chamber music ensembles. Jeff is a founding co-director of Switchboard Music, and serves on the faculty of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music where he teaches clarinet, chamber music and professional development, and is the chair of the woodwind department. He is a Selmer Paris performing artist.

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About SFCM’s Woodwind Department

The Woodwind Department at SFCM houses a renowned faculty of San Francisco Symphony musicians and a bold, talented student body. Some of the world’s most accomplished woodwind artists challenge and inspire students who will become the next generation of great wind players. As an oboe, flute, clarinet, or bassoon student at SFCM, you’ll explore orchestral and chamber repertoire, contemporary music and canon literature—all while transforming your craft and preparing for life as a professional musician.


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