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Originally from Long Island, New York, Jason Stein is one of the few musicians working today who entirely focuses on the bass clarinet as a jazz and improvisational instrument. Stein studied at Bennington College with Charles Gayle and Milford Graves, and at the University of Michigan with Donald Walden and Ed Sarath. In 2005, Stein relocated to Chicago and has since recorded for labels such as Leo, Delmark, Atavistic, 482 Music, and Clean Feed. Stein has gigged throughout the United States and Europe, including appearances in festivals in Lisbon, Cracow, Utrecht, Barcelona, Debreccen, and Ljubljana, and performances with local and international musicians, including Michael Moore, Jeff Parker, Oscar Noriega, Rudi Mahall, Ken Vandermark, Rob Mazurek, Tony Buck, and Peter Brötzmann.

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