Janet Grice plays the bassoon in orchestras and chamber music in New York. She has performed in major concert venues in Europe, South America and the USA. Her training in both classical and improvisational music began at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, and the Creative Music Studio in Woodstock. Upon moving to NYC in 1983 she joined Local 802 to record and play in trust fund orchestras and jazz groups, and led a woodwind quintet in school concerts. She earned a Doctorate in bassoon from Rutgers University with a dissertation on Brazilian music. Her interest in music of Brazil was nurtured through a Fulbright Fellowship, and she returns often to teach and perform.
Janet Grice performs public recitals in the NY area and in Brazil as a soloist and with her group Vento Trio, specializing in music of the Americas. She freelances as a bassoonist in both jazz and classical settings, and is a member of the Chappaqua Orchestra. Recently she played in an exciting mentoring project at Lincoln Center with the Daisy Jopling Orchestra. A music educator and multi-instrumentalist, she taught for the NYC Dept. of Education and Lincoln Center Education, and currently teaches at her home studio and the Hoff Barthelson School in Scarsdale. She received a Surdna fellowship to work with youth in Brazil, and taught at the Festival de Música de Londrina. As a recording artist she has recorded for Music Minus One and on CDs of composers such as Butch Morris, Leroy Jenkins and Lee Tomboulian’s Weekly Reeders. She produced 5 CDs that feature her arrangements and compositions. Visit her webpages for more details on her sheet music, recordings, programs and workshops.
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