Hayden Chisholm (Saxophone and composer)

enjoyjazz Festival 2013 
Saxophonist Hayden Chisholm, gebuertiger Neuseelaender, erhielt am 11.10.13 den mit 15000.- Û dotierten SWR Jazzpreis 2013 im Rahmen des enjoyjazz Festivals im Ludwigshafener haus .
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Born and raised in New Zealand, Hayden Chisholm has risen to become one Europe’s most distinctive and innovative voices on the saxophone. After studying in Cologne with a DAAD scholarship he continued his music studies in Japan in India. His compositions have been recorded by BBC and WDR radios and he has toured extensively worldwide as a soloist.

He has created music for the installations of seminal artist Rebecca Horn as well as composing music for the acclaimed film “Moon Mirror Journey”. He is credited with developing a new microtonal language for saxophone in the mid 90’s. In 2011 he launched the Moontower Foundation Music edition.