William Meckley, saxophone
Donna Amato, piano
Drew Collins, String Bass
Tristan Ohler, Piano
Jules Pegram Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
David Maslanka Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano
Paul Bonneau Caprice en Forme de Valse
Jerome Kern All the Things You Are
Dizzy Gillespie A Night in Tunisia
Joseph Kosma Autumn Leaves
Johnny Green Body and Soul
William Meckley Making it Your Problem
William Meckley is a saxophonist who endeavors to redefine boundaries of style and explore extremes in musical experience. An avid listener, he loves diving into underground music in search of inspiration. His experience spans solo, studio, and large ensemble settings across genres from French classical to modern hip hop. In the summer of 2022, he won a position in the United States Marine Fleet band as an alto saxophonist. Will began playing saxophone at age 11 under Ms. Carolyn Englert, performing in recitals for the Lancaster Music Teachers’ Association in addition to leading the Cocalico High School bands’ saxophone sections. Currently, he studies with Dr. Jason Kush at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and has worked with Eric Defade and Dr. James Houlik. While in college, he has performed with the CMU Wind Ensemble across all saxophones as well as lead tenor in the Jazz Ensemble.
Cost: Free and open to the public. No ticket required.
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