is a performer, multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophones, Clarinet, and Flute. With a restless musical spirit, he explores all forms of jazz, but he’s just as likely to play with a string quartet, classical new music group, or as an electronic artist. As a “performing composer” he’s performed on stages throughout the US, South America, Europe, and Africa. Current projects include a collaboration with the Moroccan musician Fourat Koyo, musical adventures with “Safari Trio”, straight-ahead jazz with “Convergence”and performance, art, and technology with the Boulder Laptop Orchestra (BLOrk). As a recording artist, Gunther recently collaborated with the renowned Carpe Diem String Quartet to create the album Trickster Tales. Another recent album with the New West Quartet, is called East and West, featuring both American and European jazz musicians released by Fresh Sound Records. Gunther has performed and recorded with many other jazz luminaries from Jimmy Heath and Ron Miles to The Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band and The Woody Herman Orchestra. As part of New York city’s “downtown” music scene for many years, he produced five recordings for Creative Improvised Music Projects (CIMP). Additionally, he is a Professor and Director of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at CU Boulder. He can be booked for performances and contacted about collaborations or commissions, as well as teaching opportunities, such as individual lessons, residencies, and master classes.