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Dr. Edward Orgill is an Assistant professor of Music and Jazz Studies at Westfield State University in Westfield Massachusetts where he directs the WSU Jazz Big Band and teaches saxophone as well as a host of other classes for music majors and non-majors related to jazz and music in the general core curriculum. He is a composer and an award winning saxophonist who’s credits include Lead Alto Saxophone, featured soloist and road manager with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra under the direction of Buddy Morrow; featured soloist and tenor saxophone for the Amherst Jazz Orchestra, The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra of Denver, The New Repertoire Ensemble directed by Robert Curnow, and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra; performances with Dick Hyman, Karrin Allyson, Charro, Marion McPartland, Jim Neighbors, Bob Wilbur, Pete Barbutti, Michael Brecker, Bob Mintzer, Ernie Watts, John Abercrombie, and more; performances at the Jazz Education Network National Conference, The North Sea and Montreaux Jazz Festivals, and The International Association for Jazz Education Convention; and bandleader, woodwind specialist for Broadway-style shows and featured soloist in a variety of settings including clubs and cruise liners. Dr. Orgill has earned Master’s and Doctoral degrees in both Jazz and Classical Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Oregon and the University of Northern Colorado and remains an active performer in both styles. Orgill’s dissertation Blue Hayes: An Analysis of the Performance Style of Jazz Saxophonist Tubby Hayes is a descriptive analysis of four complete transcriptions of Hayes’s performance on the 1961 recording Tubbs in New York released later as Tubby Hayes with Clark Terry: The New York Sessions.