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Timothy McAllister, saxophone
Randall Hawes, bass trombone
Kathryn Goodson, piano

It was a natural progression for Goodson to form a Trio in 2015 with Hawes and McAllister. These two seasoned, Grammy-award-winning consummate performers share mutual connections as guest ensemble performers with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and three years in common on the faculty of Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music. Goodson has performed since 1998 with Hawes, bass trombonist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, and since 2000 with McAllister, recently appointed Saxophone Professor at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance. Through these partnerships Goodson toured Japan, France and many states of the U.S. with recitals and master classes and is the featured pianist on 3 different labels (including Albany and Innova) of duo CDs by McAllister and Hawes.  She was pianist/producer/director of Belle Nuit (2014) for Navona Records, a 2-CD set of highly romantic French music which highlights the work of Hawes and McAllister, as well as hornist Gail Williams and saxophonist Donald Sinta, McAllister’s mentor and predecessor at UMSMTD.  Goodson’s work with  masterful wind instrumentalists led to her appointment in 2005 as a Pianist-Coach at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theater and Dance, specializing in wind instruments. The colorful, trailblazing trio combination of saxophone, bass trombone and piano, including the international superstars McAllister and Hawes, has been inspiring to composers and chamber musicians alike in a very short time.The uncommon ability of McAllister and Hawes to “sing” through their instruments in lyrical repertoire is maximized to its fullest in this program, following the great traditions of legendary Chicago Symphony Orchestra tubist, Arnold Jacobs and Michigan saxophone icon, Donald Sinta.  In fact this phenomenon of “Singing” winds has led to a master class for students coached by Ms. Goodson at the University of Michigan and elsewhere: Songs4Winds.

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