Curtis Macdonald (b. 1985) is a Brooklyn-based saxophonist, composer and producer whose works blend composition, sound design and improvisation. He was recently co-awarded the first Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation Prize for his collaboration with Aszure Barton & Artists on the dance Awáa, and has received commissions from Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance, The Bavarian State Ballet, The Museum of Modern Art, Kate Weare Company, and Larry Keigwin for The Juilliard School. He has released two albums as a bandleader, authored a book on saxophone technique and teaches at Parsons, The New School for Design, and The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in NYC. Curtis is also a producer and engineer for WQXR’s Q2 Music, and a member the great American composer and multi-instrumentalist Henry Threadgill’s Ensemble Double-Up.