Banta, Alden

Alden Banta is a multi-instrumentalist who has enjoyed a varied career playing woodwinds for commercial, jazz, and classical music, as well as in collaboration with singer-songwriters. On Broadway, has played shows including Hello Dolly, Finding Neverland, Motown The Musical, Chaplin, Catch Me If You Can, Sondheim On Sondheim, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, Spamalot, and, for five seasons, the orchestra for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. As a freelance bassoonist, Mr. Banta has performed with many of New York City's premier ensembles, including the Orchestra of St. Lukes, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Opera New Jersey, and the New York Pops. He was recently part of the Gil Evans Project, which recorded newly discovered works by Miles Davis collaborator and composer Gil Evans, released on compact disc and the Live at the Jazz Standard release, Lines of Color. A member of the BMI Jazz Composers Orchestra, he often performs in many modern jazz groups and big bands throughout the city.

Source: D'Addario Woodwinds

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