David Bixler

Posted May 20, 2019

New York, NY

Alto axophonist, composer and educator David Bixler is a multi-faceted artist, having received critical acclaim for both his playing and his writing. Bixler has recently embarked on an artistic reemergence with the release of three new recordings: In the Face of Chaos (2019) with Bixler, Boccato, Cowherd, and Sturm; Blended Lineage (2020) with the Bixtet; and Inside the Grief (2020) with trio incognito. In All About Jazz, Dan Bilawsky writes “In the Face of Chaos marks a re-emergence, if not a complete artistic rebirth, for David Bixler. It serves as a true inspiration, drawing beauty from pain, and peace from personal struggle . . . In the face of chaos, with Bixler’s knowing horn leading the way, wisdom and wonder win out.”

Bixler is the host of LINER NOTES with David Bixler, a podcast centered on conversations with jazz musicians. He also serves as Director of Jazz Studies at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. As both a Selmer and Vandoren Artist, he is active as a clinician and performer throughout the world. 2021 is Bixler’s 22nd year at Birch Creek.

Website: www.davidbixler.com