Amy Denio is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger, improviser and record producer based in Seattle, Washington. In March, 2015 Earshot Jazz elected her to the Seattle Jazz Hall of Fame for her prodigious output as music creator, collaborator and producer.

Listen to her productions:
www.amydenio.bandcamp.com

Denio has recorded and produced music since she was a teenager. She has led and participated in many innovative musical ensembles from all over the world for nearly 30 years ~ The Tiptons Sax Quartet, Kultur Shock, Tone Dogs, Ama Trio, OU...

She has produced recordings by her own projects, as well as by the Tiptons Sax Quartet, OU, and 25 Amis Tribe youth from Taipei Taiwan.

She has done numerous remixes, and has contributed uniquely composed songs for international compilation recordings since 1990.

She has been commissioned to create soundtracks for choreographers Pat Graney (Saxhouse 1991; Tattoo 2000; Vivian Girls 2005; House of Mind 2008, Girl Gods 2015), Victoria Marks and Li Chiao-Ping.

She wrote several soundtracks and received a Bessie Award for her collaboration with David Dorfman Dance. She's composed for chamber groups Die Knodel, Relache, and The Berkeley Symphony.

She has made many soundtracks for art installations, theater, circus and cinema, producing over 50 recordings solo and in collaboration with artists in and from North America, East and West Europe, South America, Japan and Taiwan.

Her work has been performed at Carnegie Hall and The Brooklyn Academy of Music, and her piece 'Dishwasher' was included in the John Cage exhibit at the 1993 Venice Biennale. She has played in piazzas, arenas, churches, schools, prisons, ruins, greenbelts, and in an abandoned mercury mine.

Denio has collaborated with scores of innovative jazz musicians including Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Eyvind Kang, Fred Frith, Tom Cora, Jessica Lurie, Stuart Dempster, Paul Rucker, Hans Teuber, Emily Hay, Evan Flory-Barnes, and many others.

She looks forward to future collaborations ~ as a producer, an instrumentalist, a vocalist, an arranger, audio editor or transcriber!