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Don Byron has also collaborated, performed and recorded with Mario Bauza, John Hicks, Vernon Reid, Cassandra Wilson, Geri Allen, Reggie Workman, Craig Harris, Leroy Jenkins, Brandon Ross, Steve Coleman, David Murray, Ralph Peterson, Steve Lacy, Bang on A Can All-Stars, Carole King, the Atlanta Symphony, Joe Henry, and many others.

For more than a decade Don Byron has been an integral member of New York's cultural community and has participated in an exceptionally extensive range of projects. At the Brooklyn Academy of Music Byron has also served as an artistic director for the jazz for the Bebe Miller. At Symphony Space in New York City Byron was an artist-in-residence, where he created Contrasting Brilliance, the World Premiere Program. In the year 2000 he also teamed up with Mark Dendy and in Curriculum Arts Program Don Byron worked with young people. Blue Note debut Nu Blaxploitation was a wide-ranging musical meditation, which was released in 1998. In 1999 Romance with the Unseen featured Don Byron, guitarist Bill Frisell, Drew Gress the bassist and the drummer Jack DeJohnette, which turned out to be great success as well.

Don Byron released varied array of recordings in the 1990s. He has also played the Music of Mickey Katz in 1993, which was an apt tribute to the musically challenged Klezmer band leader. Music for six musicians explored other side of his musical talent. No-Vibe Zone in the year 1996 was a vibrant live recording that featured his jazz quintet.

Don Byron is an adept and talented teacher and he has also led residencies at different universities as of California San Diego, Nevada Reno, Harvard, Columbia and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Currently Byron is a visiting associate professor at State University of New York, where he teaches theory, saxophone, improvisation, and composition.

  • Tuskegee Experiments: 1992

  • Plays the Music of Mickey Katz: 1993

  • Music for Six Musicians: 1995

  • No-Vibe Zone: Live at the Knitting Factory: 1996

  • Bug Music : 1996

  • Nu Blaxploitation : 1998

  • Romance with the Unseen : 1999

  • A Fine Line: Arias and Lieder: 2000

  • You Are #6: More Music for Six Musicians: 2001

  • Ivey-Divey :2004

  • A Ballad for Many: 2006

  • Light, "Four Thoughts on Marvin Gaye, Thought #3", ETHEL: 2006

  • Do The Boomerang - The Music of Junior Walker": 2006
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Born on Nov. 8, 1958, Don Byron has become a renowned composer and clarinetist. Over the years he has emerged as a jazz and bass clarinet, composer and saxophone player. He is an unbelievable yet extraordinary human being. Though Don is considered more of jazz musician, nevertheless he has versatile style and has recorded music like Klezmer, German lieder, cartoon music and a track with Biz Markie Hendrix. His work speaks immensely about his musical talent and he enjoys a great fan-following.

Don Byron was born in Bronx, New York. His parents were musicians as well, and they did their best to nurture Don's musical talent. His mother was a pianist and his father used to be a bass player for calypso bands. During Byron childhood his parents brought him up by listening to all different kind of music. They often took Don Byron on trips to the ballet and the symphony. He was also exposed to jazz music like Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis records.

For all his remarkable achievements he has been regularly voted best clarinetist. In many international music journals he has been named the Jazz Artist of the Year. With his persistent efforts Byron has created a unique niche for himself in the world of music.
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