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, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist, and teaching artist with the Seattle Symphony.

Her work has been performed across the U.S. and internationally, in venues ranging from Hong Kong concert halls, to the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles. Seattle’s Live Music Project calls Eaton’s work “startling,” “intriguing” and “enjoyable … fresh, thoughtful and, importantly in the nova music area, pleasant on first hearing.”

Eaton teaches in socially conscious music programs around the US as a teaching artist and arts education activist. She has developed and taught courses at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Associate Composer program, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles, Boston Public Schools, Watertown Childrens Theatre (Boston), Arts Corps (Seattle), Creative Music Adventures (Seattle), and the University of Washington (Seattle).

Eaton holds a DMA in composition from the University of Washington.