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Profile :: Jim Buennig/Blake Shaw Duo

A native of Geneseo, Illinois, Jim Buennig is a saxophonist based in Iowa City, IA
specializing in a range of musical styles with his main focus being jazz. His versatile
and aggressive playing keep him highly in demand as a saxophonist, composer, and
Buennig and his groups play extensively throughout the midwest and make regular
appearances at the Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival. Buennig has also played
with groups such as the Johnson County Landmark, Western Illinois University Jazz
Studio Orchestra, Steve Hawk Jazz Orchestra, the Peoria Heritage Ensemble, and
numerous rock bands throughout Illinois. While at WIU, Buennig performed with such
artists as Dick Oatts, Dennis Mackrel, Dave Stryker, Chris Vadala, Bobby Shew, Marvin
Stamm, Gunnar Mossblad, Glenn Wilson, Pharez Whitted, Rick Simerly, Steve Hawk,
and Mike Vax.
Jim's major influences include Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Kenny
Garrett, Cannonball Adderley, Michael Brecker, and Wayne Shorter.


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