"PRISM’s intonation is of the highest order, and the combination of their precision and warm, round tone meant that the chords they made together were astonishingly beautiful." New York Classical Review

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PRISM's latest innova releases are now available.

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PRISM Quartet among "The 10 Best Jazz Shows in NYC This Month" The Village Voice

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Make sure you subscribe to the all-new PRISM Quartet YouTube channel.

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"Three decades of virtuosity...the quartet’s technical brilliance was on vivid display." DOWNBEAT

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November 22 and 23: PRISM in Lewes, Delaware and Media, PA

By: . October 18, 2014. Posted under: Coastal Concerts 14

Save the Dates! PRISM will be performing on the Coastal Concerts Series in Lewes, Delaware, and at Delaware County Community College in Media, PA on November 22nd and 23rd, 2014. The programs will include Pagine – elaborazioni da concerto per 4 saxofoni by Salvatore Sciarrino, KEEN by Roshanne Etezady, Her August Touch by Matthew Levy, Dedications by Jennifer Higdon, Tim Ries, Frank J. Oteri, and Greg Wanamaker, Fantasy Etudes by William Albright, Every Thing Must Go by Martin Bresnick, and more. Check out the Concerts section of PRISM’s website for more info.

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Barlow Prize for Sax Quartet goes to Ben Hjertmann

By: . September 8, 2014. Posted under: Barlow Image

The Barlow Endowment for Music Composition at Brigham Young University recently announced that Ben Hjertmann of Chicago, Illinois is the winner of the 2014 Barlow Prize, which comes with a $12,000 commissioning award to compose a new saxophone quartet. Ben’s work will be co-premiered by PRISM, ZZYZX, and United States Air Force saxophone quartets in 2016. Read all about it.

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Media Coverage

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  • Shaun Brady, The Key, WXPN

    At the time that a group of students at the University of Michigan joined forces to form the PRISM Quartet (http://www.prismquartet.com/) in 1984, the saxophone repertoire was largely limited to mid-20 century French conservatory music.

  • PEC on WNYC

    PRISM’s latest release, People’s Emergency Center, was featured on a recent installment of WNYC’s New Sounds with the one-and-only John Schaefer. Have a listen to PRISM performing Matthew Levy’s “Under the Sun” with pianist Jason Moran and percussionist Francois Zayas. The show is called New Releases and also includes fresh recordings from Alexander Turnquist, Atash, Toumani Diabate & Sidiki Diabate, Anansy Cisse, and Kojiro Umezaki & Brooklyn Rider. Check out the podcast.

Recent CD Release

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    Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1

    innova/906 / January 27, 2015 Find Out More
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    People’s Emergency Center

    innova/890 / May 27, 2014 Find Out More