Matthew Patnode and Lisa Rogers
Matthew Patnode is Associate Professor of saxophone and jazz studies at North Dakota State University in Fargo. He holds degrees and certificates from Arizona State University, the State University of New York at Potsdam, and the Conservatoire National de Musique in Bordeaux, France. His primary teachers include Joseph Wytko, Jean-Marie Londeix and James Stoltie Dr. Patnode has also conducted research to develop the integration of fiber-optic technology into saxophone pedagogy. Dr. Patnode has performed with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Pops, and many college and community groups throughout the United States. Additionally, he has premiered works at National NASA Conferences, and at the World Saxophone Congresses in Montreal and Minneapolis. In the commercial music area, Matt has performed with such noted artists as Phil Woods, Slide Hampton, Buddy DeFranco, Jimmy Heath, and Allen Vizzutti; and also in groups backing up singers Ray Charles, Kurt Elling, Rosemary Clooney, Frankie Valli, Martha Reeves, Frankie Avalon, Wayne Newton, the Temptations, and the Four Tops. In Fargo he appears regularly with the Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome, the Jazz Arts Group Big Band, and the Hard-Bop Saxophone Quartet.
Penny Lane Variations , op. 15 - Christopher Gable
Diversions for alto saxophone and marimba - William Penn
Perpetual Motion *(Part ii: variation)