Grammy Award winner Chris Bullock to headline Sax Fest at NSU


The Mrs. H.D. Dear Sr. and Alice E. Dear School of Creative and Performing Arts at Northwestern State University will hold its annual Sax Fest on Saturday, Feb. 2 in Magale Recital Hall.

Events begin at noon and are free and open to the public. According to organizer Dr. Paul Forsyth, a professor of saxophone at Northwestern State, Sax Fest will include a guest artist performance, clinic with guest artist Chris Bullock, a jazz combo and high school master class and a Saxophone choir reading session. The Chris Bullock Band will perform at 6 p.m.

Bullock is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist and composer. He is a member of the group Snarky Puppy and recently released his debut record “Boomtown.” The album is a hybrid of sorts in which Bullock explored ways to combine his varied interests in jazz, woodwind chamber music and hip hop production elements.

As a longtime member and composer for Snarky Puppy, he has received three Grammy awards and maintains an active schedule performing all over the world. A resident of Brooklyn, he balances his time leading his solo project, playing live shows with a diverse range of artists and performing for studio sessions.

Chris Bullock