Illinois Saxophone Quintet

About the Illinois Saxophone Quintet

The Illinois Saxophone Quintet was founded in 1972 by Western Illinois University saxophone professor Robert Sibbing and Keith M. Zimmerman, joining forces with three dedicated saxophone playing music educators, Robert Keisler, John Tavernier, and John Redshaw, the ISQ remains the only professional saxophone quintet in the world and has performed in many parts of the central U.S., France, England, Canada, and Germany. The quintet now is made up of Zimmerman and four of his former students, many of whom studied with him for 7-8 years, often including time at Bradley University. All together the five add up a total of over 140 years of saxophone playing.

Members of the quintet are:
  • Keith Zimmerman - Soprano Saxophone and Leader
  • Dan Young - Alto Saxophone
  • Corey Burns - Alto Saxophone
  • Matthew Winkler - Tenor Saxophone
  • Russell Zehr - Baritone Saxophone

Illinois Saxophone Quintet Album

  • 1. Sonata, op. 2, No. 6Tomaso Albinoni, arr. Robert Sibbing
  • 2. Pavane Gabriel Faure', arr. Robert Sibbing
  • 3. Little Fugue in g J. S. Bach, arr. Keith Zimmerman
  • 4. Sinfonia from Cantata No. 156 J.S. Bach, arr. Robert Sibbing
  • 5. I Need Thee Every Hour Robert Lowry, arr. Russell Zehr
  • 6. Quintet, op. 111, movement III Johannes Brahms, arr. Robert Sibbing
  • 7. Scherzo from opus 87 Felix Mendelssohn, arr. Robert Sibbing
  • 8. Aria Robert Sibbing
  • 9. The Girl with the Flaxen Hair Claude Debussy, arr. Robert Sibbing
  • 10-13. Quintet, op 406 Wolfgang A. Mozart, arr. Robert Sibbing
  • 14. Frog Legs Rag James Scott, arr. Robert Sibbing
  • 15. Everybody Two-step Rag Wally Hertzer, arr. Robert Sibbing

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