John Gunther is a composer and multi-instrumentalist playing Saxophones, Clarinet, and Flute. With a restless musical spirit, he explores all forms of jazz from traditional to avant-garde as well as classical music, world music and experimental electronic music performing on stages throughout the U.S., South America and Europe. He has performed or recorded with many jazz luminaries such as Jimmy Heath, Ron Miles, Dave Douglas, Dewey Redman, Christian McBride, Bill Frisell, Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band, Woody Herman Orchestra, & Maria Schneider Orchestra as well as soloist with Sinfonietta Paris Chamber Orchestra, Carpe Diem String Quartet and Banda Nacional de Cartago in Costa Rica. As part of New York city’s “downtown” music scene for many years, he produced five recordings for Creative Improvised Music Projects (CIMP) and is co-founder of the contemporary jazz ensembles, “Spooky Actions” & “Convergence.” John is an Associate Professor and Director of the Thompson Jazz Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. In 2007 he founded the Boulder Laptop Orchestra [BLOrk] to explore the intersection of music, performance, art, and technology.