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Jon Raskin

Saxophonist, composer, Rova member, band leader
Jon Raskin has been a member of Rova Saxophone Quartet for the last 28 years exploring the relationship of improvisation and composition, developing and honing the language of ensemble music and researching linguistic possibilities of the saxophone. He has performed and/ or recorded with Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Sam Rivers, Tim Berne, Phillip Johnston, Leo Smith and Henry Kaiser. Currents CD's include Let's go Totally Spinning, Rova Saxophone Quartet (Black Saint), Music + One(Rastascan), Kaolithic Music, Jaw Harp Music recorded in a 587 Gallon Vase(Evander Music) and The Bass & the Bird Pond,Jon Raskin/Tim Berne Quartet(New World). He is also working with a new Quartet (JR Quartet) with Liz Allbee, George Cremaschi and Gino Robair that features new compositions for improvisers by Jon Raskin using graphic scores.

Phillip Greenlief and Jon Raskin have been presenting the 2 + 2 Series at the 1 Grand Performance Gallery where they invite two musicians that play similar instruments to join them performing improvisations and compositions. J
Upcoming Events:

Saturday, July 8 2017 7:00 PM
Center for New Music [55 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA]
Out by Five (Jon Raskin, Garth Powell and George Cremaschi) is reuniting to celebrate their long friendships and musical associations with guitarist Bill Horvitz, Out by Five founder who passed away earlier this year. They will be joined by guests Tim Perkis and Greg Goodman, among other close friends of Bill, including Moe Staiano playing an opening solo and Steve Adams/Scott Walton duo  More...
Saturday, July 8 2017 7:00 PM
Center for New Music [55 Taylor St SF]
Out by Five & Friends Remembering Bill Horvitz

Out by Five (Jon Raskin, Garth Powell and George Cremaschi) is reuniting to celebrate their long friendships and musical associations with guitarist Bill Horvitz, Out by Five founder who passed away earlier this year. They will be joined by guests Tim Perkis and Greg Goodman, among other close friends of Bill, including Moe Staiano playing an opening solo and Steve Adams/Scott Walton duo.  More...
Wednesday, July 26 2017 7:30 PM
Community Music Center [544 Capp Street SF]
Animals and Giraffes - Collette McCaslin/Amy Reed
16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit

The intersection of text, sound, percussive and subtle winding in and out of synergy at the Bay Area's Creative Music Festival! Advance Tickets at:
Advance Tickets to the 16th Annual Outsound New Music Summit
Featuring: Eveyln Davis - piano; Phillip Greenlief - tenor saxophone, Bb clarinet; Aurora Josephson - voice; Claudia La Rocco - voice/text; John Shiurba - guitar
Collette McCaslin - trumpet/soprano saxophone, percussion; Amy Reed - guitar, voice  More...
CDs on which Jon Raskin appears:
ArtistTitleLabelNumber
John English, Jim Kerwin, George Marsh, Jon Raskin Edges
Artist: John English, Jim Kerwin, George Marsh, Jon Raskin
Title: Edges
Label: Evander Music Em 039
Label page on this site: Evander Music
Evander Music Em 039
Jon Raskin Quartet Jon Raskin Quartet
Artist: Jon Raskin Quartet
Title: Jon Raskin Quartet
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 059
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 059
Out by 5 Shards from a Future Utopia
Artist: Out by 5
Title: Shards from a Future Utopia
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 1234
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 1234
T.D. Skatchit & Company T.D. Skatchit & Company
Artist: T.D. Skatchit & Company
Title: T.D. Skatchit & Company
Label: Edgetone Records EDT4096
Label page on this site: Edgetone Records
Edgetone Records EDT4096
Rova Saxophone Quartet Long On Logic
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: Long On Logic
Label: Sound Aspects SAS CD 037
Label page on this site: Sound Aspects
Sound Aspects SAS CD 037
Rova Saxophone Quartet This Time We Are Both
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: This Time We Are Both
Label: New Albion Records NA 041 CD
Label page on this site: New Albion Records
New Albion Records NA 041 CD
Rova Saxophone Quartet Morphological Echo
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: Morphological Echo
Label: Rastascan Records BRD 027
Label page on this site: Rastascan Records
Rastascan Records BRD 027
Rova Saxophone Quartet The Works, Volume 1
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: The Works, Volume 1
Label: Black Saint BS 120176
Label page on this site: Black Saint
Black Saint BS 120176
Rova Saxophone Quartet The Works, Volume 2
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: The Works, Volume 2
Label: Black Saint BS 120186
Label page on this site: Black Saint
Black Saint BS 120186
Philip Gelb between/waves
Artist: Philip Gelb
Title: between/waves
Label: Sparkling Beatnik Records SBR0006
Label page on this site: Sparkling Beatnik Records
Sparkling Beatnik Records SBR0006
Rova Saxophone Quartet Bingo
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: Bingo
Label: Victo CD056
Label page on this site: Victo
Victo CD056
Rova Saxophone Quartet The Works, Volume 3
Artist: Rova Saxophone Quartet
Title: The Works, Volume 3
Label: Black Saint 120196-2
Label page on this site: Black Saint
Black Saint 120196-2
Kaolithic Music The Dynamite Sessions
Artist: Kaolithic Music
Title: The Dynamite Sessions
Label: Evander Music Em 026
Label page on this site: Evander Music
Evander Music Em 026