Steve Treseler

GSW founder Steve Treseler is a Seattle­-based saxophonist, teaching artist, and author. DownBeat magazine calls his music “beautifully crafted ensemble pieces—whether free, through­-composed, or somewhere in between.” He and trumpeter Ingrid Jensen are co-leaders of the album Invisible Sounds: For Kenny Wheeler on Whirlwind Recordings, a project that was featured in the New York Times, DownBeat and on NPR’s Jazz Night in America. Steve leads the In Motion Quartet and presents Radiant Fields: an experimental meditation for solo saxophone and electronic effects. 

Creative music education is an integral part of Steve’s ongoing work. He has designed and implemented innovative improvisation programs at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle JazzED, and Mountlake Terrace High School. He is the author of two books on improvisation, the #1 Amazon bestseller Creativity Triggers for Musicians and The Living Jazz Tradition on CMA Press, a text for college improvisation courses across the country including at Central Washington University and University of Idaho.

Steve has presented clinics at Berklee College of Music, JEN, New England Conservatory of Music, Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival, WMEA, NAfME NW, California Jazz Conservatory, and D’Addario Woodwinds in NYC..

Steve holds a Bachelor of Music from New England Conservatory and a Master of Music from the University of Washington. He is a Conn-Selmer endorsing artist.

Read Steve’s Creative Music Blog.

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Kaley Lane Eaton

Dr. Kaley Lane Eaton is a composer and soprano currently based in Seattle, WA. Her work has been performed across the US and internationally, in venues ranging from Hong Kong concert halls, to the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Eaton's work crosses genre boundaries, exploring how the voice, body, and unconscious world of the performer can provide musical narratives through live digital processing, machine listening, sensors, and improvisation. Her “disconcertingly lovely” (Seattle Magazine) compositions are quickly gaining notoriety for combining innovative digital technology with ancient performance practices.

Eaton was the winner of the 2017 Pauline Oliveros New Genre prize for lily [bloom in my darkness]), and in April 2019, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and composer-in-residence Derek Bermel will premiere her new commission for clarinet quintet and electronics in the Symphony’s new Octave 9 space, making Eaton one of the first composers to use the cutting-edge technology of this room compositionally.

Eaton co-directs Kin of the Moon, an improvisation-centric and technology-friendly chamber troupe in Seattle with flutist Leanna Keith and violist Heather Bentley.

Eaton holds a DMA in composition from the University of Washington and is Director of Music Technology at Cornish College of the Arts.