Jason Seizer

Saxophonist, composer, and PIROUET artistic director Jason Seizer has a reputation as something of a maverick, someone who says what he thinks, and forges his own path through the musical wilderness. Seizer’s tone is instantly recognizable; it breaths out a palatable warmth, yet it is a warmth with an edge, a sense that it may not always be sunny out there in La-La Land. His ideas, unencumbered by pretense, are often understated, to the point; there are also moments of intimate complexity in his playing. At 50, he stands at the creative forefront of the music, with the maturity and vision to move in whatever direction he chooses.