Known for his beautiful, expressive tone and vibrato, Dr. Justin Rollefson showcases the diversity and flexibility of the saxophone through exploring unconventional chamber ensembles and actively commissioning new works for these ensembles. In 2014, he founded the Rogue Trio. In 2016, Rollefson founded the Eos saxophone sextet. In 2017, he co-founded Lotus, a saxophone trio. Finally, in 2018, he founded Zinnia, a trio consisting of saxophone, cello and piano. Rollefson has not only been active in chamber music, but has also appeared as soloist with numerous orchestras and wind groups. Rollefson has performed on saxophone and clarinet in the Phoenix Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Rollefson completed his Doctor of Musical Arts degree in saxophone performance under the direction of Dr. Christopher Creviston at Arizona State University, where he also completed his Master of Music degree in saxophone performance in 2014. Dr. Rollefson’s past instructors and chamber coaches include Dr. Kenneth Tse, Joseph Lulloff, Dr. Andrew Campbell, Dr. Robert Spring, Dr. Joshua Gardner, the Shanghai String Quartet, and members of the Fifth House Ensemble.