Karli Bunn is a Chicago-based saxophonist, composer, and educator. As a Quad City native with degrees from Northern Illinois and DePaul University, Bunn has performed a broad context of music, including Black American music, Latin, and modern fusion styles with the Manny Lopez Big Band, Ten of Soul, Calaveras LD, the Isaiah Spencer Quintet, the Birch Creek faculty band, and her own ensembles.
Bunn is also proficient in other musical backgrounds. She doubles on flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, piano, and voice. She is also versed in music technology and production, granting her facility for composition, arranging, electronic effects, and project editing. On top of her work as a performer, Bunn’s teaching experience is ever-growing, working with students of all levels and ages. As an educator, she strives to create fun personalized approaches for each student, allowing them to contribute to their curriculum and cultivate avenues for self-expression.
Beyond Bunn’s achievements, she is widely interested in social justice and creating a scene where all voices can be heard. Incorporating these goals with her music, she strives to learn from her peers and students while focusing her efforts on incorporating the aural tradition to modern innovation.
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