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James A. Saltzman, Jr.



2000-2002 William Paterson University (Wayne, New Jersey)
Master of Music, Jazz Studies and Performance.
Private study with Dr. David Demsey, Don Braden, Richard DeRosa.
Cumulative GPA: 3.91

1996-2000 University of the Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bachelor of Music, Jazz and Commercial Music, with honors.
Private study with Frank Mazzeo, Ron Kerber, William Zaccagni.
Cumulative GPA: 3.78

1993-1996 Pequannock Township High School Pequannock, New Jersey.

Additional Study:

Seamus Blake, Rich Perry, Chris Farr, Mark Friedman, Richard Summers.

Andrew Sterman, Karen Demsey, Frank Mazzeo, William Zaccagni, Mark Friedman.

Andrew Sterman, William Zaccagni, Mark Friedman.

Richard DeRosa, Ron Kerber, William Zaccagni.

Kenny Werner, James Paxson, Robert Brosh.

Performance Experience:

2000-2002 Performances at William Paterson University of New Jersey
• Opening act on Jazz Room Series for Jay Leonhart, Nancy Marano, Jim McNeely.
• Performed with Jim McNeely, George Coleman, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra as member of WP Jazz Ensemble.

1996-2000 Performances at University of the Arts
• Performed with Grover Washington, Jr., Jon Faddis, James Moody, Eddie Gomez, Jeff Jarvis, Harold Jones, Larry Morgan, John Lee as a member of UArts Big Band.

1996-2002 Additional Performances
• Performed with Dave Valentin, Vanessa Rubin, Claudio Roditi, Xavier Davis, David Berkman, Jon Benitez, Jeff Hirschfield, Don Braden, Richard DeRosa, Francois Moutin, Ralph Bowen, Steve LaSpina, James Spaulding, Jerry Weldon, Sean Conly, Don Glanden, Paul Milesi, Tommy Cecil, Kevin MacConnell, Michael Pedicin, Jr., Jim Ridl, James Paxson, Chris Farr, Jimmy Bruno, Micha Jones, Matt McCloskey, Steve Beskerone, Robert Brosh, Ron Thomas, Mike Quaile, Herbie Morgan, Leslie Ford, Wilbur Morris, Tom McKenzie, Quinn Blandford, Thomas Heflin, Steve Myerson, Gene Segal, Miles Brown, Chris Connor, Ethan Herr, Lonnie Solaway, Nick Toscano, Steve Jancowski, Eric Wills, Mark Guiliana, John Martin, John Isley, Tim Kennedy, Chris Cuzme, Pat Firth, The Soul Survivors, Luke Wilson, Patti LaBelle’s band.

Work Experience:

2002-present Affiliate Artist/Adjunct Lecturer of Music, Drew University Madison, New Jersey.
• Teaching includes: Saxophone, Director of Jazz Ensemble, Jazz History, World Music.

2002-present Faculty, The Music Shop Boonton, New Jersey.
• Teaching includes: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and beginning piano.

2001-present Faculty, William Paterson University Summer Jazz Improvisation Workshop.
• Head counselor
• Administrative tasks include: adjudicating ensemble auditions, attendance of students.
• Worked directly with the director of the workshop on a daily basis.
• Teaching includes: Jazz Improvisation, Saxophone, Small Jazz Ensemble.

2004 Junior Faculty, The Litchfield Jazz Festival Summer Music School Litchfield, Connecticut.
• Teaching includes: Saxophone Masterclass, Jazz Theory, Small Jazz Ensemble.

2002-2004 Faculty, Fiordaliso Music Studio Livingston, New Jersey
• Teaching includes: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and beginning piano.

2001-2002 Graduate Assistant, Jazz Department, William Paterson University of New Jersey.
• Scheduling of private lessons for adjunct faculty.
• Scheduling of small ensembles.
• Processing of all jazz and graduate music applicants.
• Entering big band and orchestral scores onto Finale

2000-2001 Graduate Assistant, Office of Graduate Studies, William Paterson University of New Jersey.
• Processing all initial inquiries of prospective students.
• Representative at college recruitment fairs.

2000- Student Aid, UArts Music Library, University of the Arts.
• Circulation of materials.
• Placing items on reserve for faculty.
• Shelf reading of various texts and manuscripts.

1997-2000 Peer Tutor, University of the Arts.
• Tutoring other music students per recommendation of the music faculty including: Music Theory, Musicianship, Jazz Theory, Jazz Ear Training, Jazz Piano, Jazz Improvisation, and Transcription & Analysis.

1996- Private Instruction.
• Teaching includes: Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Jazz Improvisation, Music Theory, Ear Training.


• “Chris Potter’s Tenor Sax Solo on ‘This Will Be,’” Down Beat Vol. 69, No. 8 (August 2002).

Works, Projects in Progress:
• Solo CD: Along The Way with Steve Myerson, Ethan Herr, Eric Wills, and Quinn Blandford.
• Stylistic Aspects in the Improvisations of Tenor Saxophonist Warne Marsh (presently seeking publication).
• “Warne Marsh’s Tenor Sax Solo on ‘Background Music.’” Down Beat (pending publication).
• “Seamus Blake’s Tenor Sax Solo on ‘Revival.’” Down Beat (pending publication).

Presentations and Clinics:

Clinics and Workshops:
• Lecturer, “Warne Marsh: Explorations, His World of Voice-Leading and Rhythmic/Harmonic Displacement,” William Paterson University of New Jersey (2001).
• Lecturer, “Ensemble Interaction & Repertoire Building,” University of the Arts (2003).

Colleges, Universities and Schools:
• Pequannock Township High School (1996-present).
• George Washington Middle School (1998, 2000).


International Association of Jazz Educators (2001-present).
North American Saxophone Alliance (2002-present).
College Music Society (2002-present).

References Available Upon Request