Jon Gudmundson, Director of Jazz Studies and Professor of Saxophone at Utah State University, has also taught at Brevard College, the University of Northern Colorado and Indiana University. Dr. Gudmundson has performed with the Harry James Band, Lydia Pense and Cold Blood, Bobby Watson, Donald Harrison, David Young, Aaron Neville, Roberta Flack, Connie Haines, and many others.
Dr. Gudmundson received his D.A. in Saxophone Performance/Pedagogy from the University of Northern Colorado, M.M. in Jazz Studies from Indiana University, B.M. in Jazz Studies and Saxophone Performance from Western Washington University, and A.F.A. in Music and C.F.A. in Jazz Studies from North Seattle Community College. He has written liner notes for CDs by Ronnie Cuber and Bob Brookmeyer on Koch International and been published in The Saxophone Symposium, Teaching Music, and Research Proceedings of the IAJE.
Jon has served as clinician, adjudicator, featured soloist, and lecturer at conferences and festivals across North America, including International Association for Jazz Education Conferences, World Saxophone Congresses, and numerous jazz festivals. Jon has performed in most of the fifty states in the U.S., and several countries on four continents. His favorite projects currently are the saxophone quartet FOUR, the USU faculty group Aggie Music Project, and, last but not least, teaching his amazing students at Utah State and in the northern Utah/southern Idaho region.