is a trombonist, composer, improviser, and multimedia artist based in Detroit, Michigan. She performs regularly with a large variety of classical, jazz, and world music ensembles. She is an active member of brass quintet Salmontet, free improvisation group Polyglot, and klezmer band Vaguely Yiddish, among others. She has performed with artists including Terence Blanchard, Ingrid Jensen, Wynton Marsalis, Ignacio Berroa, Anat Cohen, Charles McPherson, Jamey Haddad, Sergio Assad, Ellen Rowe, Tamir Hendelman, Christian Howes, Alon Yavnai, Petros Klampanis, Alex Conde, Romero Lubambo, Honey Monsoon, and the Planet D Nonet.
Passionate about new music, Zoe has participated in premieres including Ricardo Lorenz's “Olokun's Awakening,” Cenk Ergün's Formare, Robert Deemer's Iron, Steel, Rust, Meilina Tsui's Brass Quintet No. 1, Judy Jackson's I Have These Thoughts in the Summertime, Too: An Opera, Milo Talwani's Healing in Circles, and Tori Ervin's ~ p e r c o l a t e ~.
Zoe Cutler's arrangements and compositions are published by Zoe's Sounds Publishing (ASCAP). Her work has been performed by the University of Michigan Jazz Ensemble, Oberlin Brass Ensemble, Oberlin Trombone Choir, Ann Arbor Symphony Woodwind Quintet, Appalachian State Trombone Choir, and Ann Arbor Trombone Choir. She holds an M.M. in Trombone Performance from the University of Michigan and a B.M. in Trombone Performance and Jazz Arranging from Oberlin Conservatory. Her teachers have included trombonists Robin Eubanks, Lee Allen, David Jackson, and Jonathan Holtfreter, as well as writers Jay Ashby, Elizabeth Ogonek, and Ellen Rowe.
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