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.” The Kenny Wheeler Tribute Project Steve leads with renowned trumpeter Ingrid Jensen was featured on NPR’s Jazz Night in America.

Steve is on faculty at Seattle Pacific University and leads creative music workshops across the U.S. He is the author of the Amazon bestseller Creativity Triggers for MusiciansThe Living Jazz Tradition: A Creative Guide to Improvisation and Harmony, and the Creative Music Blog.

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.

Photo © Daniel Sheehan   

Photo ©Daniel Sheehan

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. 

She has been awarded residencies at the Atlantic Center for the Arts (2017 associate artist with master artist Derek Bermel) and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences (2017) where she was awarded the distinguished Holland and Knight Fellowship. Her electroacoustic opera lily [bloom in my darkness] is the recipient of the 2017 International Alliance for Women In Music's Pauline Oliveros New Genre prize. 

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

Eaton holds a DMA in composition from the University of Washington and teaches at Seattle Pacific University.