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Joan Wildman and Joe Fonda

Joe Fonda - bassist and composer

An accomplished international jazz artist, Fonda has performed with his own ensembles throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and has collaborated and worked as a side man with Anthony Braxton, Leo Smith, Archie Shepp, Ken Mcintyre, Lou Donaldson, Bill and Kenny Barron, Randy Weston, Han Bennink, Xu Fengia, Curtis Fuller, Slid Hampton, Ramon Lopez, Carla Bley, Bobby Naughton, Bill Dixon, Gebhard Ullmann.

"There is more to creative mastership than the surface of satisfaction and political certainty. The music of Joe Fonda is part of a living tradition of belief and dedication. Future historians will be surprised at the breadth of Mr. Fonda's offerings. This is a real virtuoso and composer of the highest order."
Anthony Braxton, 1996

Joan Wildman-piano, synthesizer and composer

JOAN WILDMAN (piano, synthesizer) is an Emeritus Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she has taught courses in jazz improvisation, jazz piano, and music theory. Before coming to Wisconsin in 1977, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Oregon and had previously taught at Central Michigan University and at the University of Maine, Fort Kent. As leader of her own jazz trio for over 25 years, she has performed nationally, made several recordings of her acoustic and electronic compositions, co-authored textbook Jazz Improvisation In Theory and Practice, scholarly journal articles and has often added computer animations as an integral part of her performance process.

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