Christopher Creviston, Saxophone
Hailed as "one of the world's top saxophone artists..." (Audiophile Audition) with "the personality and fingers of a first rate soloist..." (American Record Guide), "subtle, perceptive phrasing, and flawless control of vibrato..." (Fanfare Magazine), YAMAHA Performing Artist Christopher Creviston has played in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall to Paisley Park and the Apollo Theater.
Internationally recognized as a performer and clinician, Creviston has been featured as soloist and as a part of the Capitol Quartet with some of the world's top orchestras and wind ensembles, including the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, and National Symphony Orchestra, working with conductors André Previn, Neeme Järvi, Randall Craig Fleischer, Jack Everly and Steven Reineke, to name a few. Creviston performs regularly in chamber ensembles with pianist Hannah Creviston, guitarist Oren Fader, and the Capitol Quartet.
In addition to several established recordings with these ensembles, Creviston’s recent releases include the premiere recording of the Concerto for Soprano Saxophone and Band by William Bolcom with conductor Gary W. Hill and the Arizona State University Wind Orchestra, and a Creviston Duo CD called Breaking, presenting works commissioned (or co-commissioned) by the duo from composers Stacy Garrop, Mark Lanz Weiser, Katherine Hoover and John Fitz Rogers. The Creviston Duo is expecting the imminent release of Phoenix Rising, a new collection which will contain premiere recordings of pieces by Carter Pann, Stacy Garrop, Eric Mandat, Mischa Zupko, John Anthony Lennon and Evan Hause.
As a jazz musician, Creviston has appeared in concert with Wycliffe Gordon, John Pizzarelli, Ken Peplowski, Ann Hampton Callaway, Jon Faddis, Bobby Shew, Dennis DiBlasio, Bunky Green, Jim Snidero, Bob Mintzer, Wayne Bergeron, Steve Houghton, Vinny DiMartino, Dave Liebman, Peggy Cone, and Marvin Stamm, and has had the pleasure of working with pop performers Crystal Gayle, Maureen McGovern, Billy Porter, Patti Russo, Marty Thomas, Lisa Vroman, David Raleigh, Ben Vereen and Kim Sozzi, as well as playing shows with jokester Bob Hope.
Presently on faculty at Arizona State University, Dr. Creviston has held positions at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam, the Greenwich House of Arts in NYC, the University of Windsor (Canada), and the University of Michigan. Creviston’s students have maintained active playing careers, won national and international competitions, and gained positions at universities and in U.S, military bands. Creviston is on the faculty of the Great Plains Saxophone Workshop, and becomes the President of the North American Saxophone Alliance in January 2019.