Curtis Macdonald is a Brooklyn-based saxophonist, composer and producer whose works blend composition, sound design and improvisation. In 2014, he was co-awarded the first Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize for his collaboration with choreographer Aszure Barton on the dance Awáa, and has won commissions from Aszure Barton & Artists, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance, Bayerisches Staatsballett (The Bavarian State Ballet), and Larry Keigwin choreographing for The Juilliard School. He has released two albums as a bandleader, authored a book on saxophone technique, and teaches at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music. Curtis is also a radio producer for Q2 Music’s LPR Live and the 2016 Peabody award-winning Meet The Composer. He also works closely with the great American composer, multi-instrumentalist and 2016 Pulitzer award winner, Maestro Henry Threadgill as a member of his “Double-Up” ensemble.