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Boone, Benjamin (Vester)

Boone, Benjamin (Vester), composer, saxophonist; b. Statesville, NC, 19 October 1963. 10/19/63. His father is Vester Boone and his mother is Clarma Allen Boone. He studied with Jerry Coker at the University of Tennessee. Boone has received musical awards and honors for his compositions from ASCAP, the International Society of Contemporary Music, the Olympia International Prize in Composition, Billboard Magazine, the National Association of Composers/USA, the Southeastern Composers' League, the Delius Foundation, Meet the Composer, Southeastern Arts Federation and Boston University.  Currently, he's an Assistant Professor of Music at California State University Fresno.

Recorded compositions:
Boone's compositions are published by Latham Music, Alry Publications, Eighth Note and Sentinel Dome. Over the Edge is the title track of a National Flute Choir CD; Alley Dance appears on the New Century Saxophone Quartet's Channel Classics (Netherlands) CD Homegrown; Election Year appears on Arizona University Records' CD Millennium Tribute to Adolph Sax; Drunken Bastards #2 appears on the Electronic Music Foundation's State of the Union, 2001 compilation CD; Buffing the Gut: A Jazz Etude for Solo Cello can be heard on Elizabeth Morrow's Centaur Records CD Soliloquy; Rafflesia: Saga of the Exquisite Corpse Flower appears on Teresa Beaman's Bella Classics CD Flute Flora;A Tribute to Debussy's Syrinx will appear on Constance Lane's upcoming CD; and three arrangements appear on the acclaimed New Century Saxophone Quartet Channel Classics CD A New Century Christmas.

Transatlantic Reed - String Project's: Eastbound-Westbound (2001)

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