Dennis Shafer is a saxophonist, director, and live-composer based in Boston and New York City. His playing has been reviewed as “brilliant” by The Boston Globe, and he has engagements around the world as soloist, educator, and live-composer. He conducts and directs the Boston University Saxophone Ensemble, Chagall Performance Art Collaborative, and Brooklyn Soundpainting Ensemble. As a commercial musician, Shafer works for Honey Train Music Services.
In New York, Shafer made his concerto debut in 2011 in Merkin Hall and his recital debut in 2015 at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn. His most recent multimedia project, RendrGram, debuted at the Judson Memorial Church in April 2015.
Dennis holds diplomas with honors from The Boston Conservatory, Boulogne Conservatory (Paris, France), Longy School of Music, and Brooklyn College (Performance and Interactive Media Arts). He has studied saxophone and Soundpainting with Kenneth Radnofsky, Jean-Michel Goury, Vincent Gnojek, Etienne Rolin, and Walter Thompson.