September 11, 2002: Snapshot

Sweet Summer Sounds

By Frank Wojciechowski

In August 7, the jazz music of Alex Kontorovich ’02 and Adrian Banner *02 floated out over Frist Campus Center’s south courtyard, part of a free summer concert series. Kontorovich, a math major from Plainsboro, New Jersey, is headed to Columbia for graduate work in the fall. He began playing saxophone in the eighth grade and joined the Princeton University Jazz Ensemble as a high school senior. Banner, whose doctoral degree is also in math and who now works for an investment firm (and as a Princeton lecturer), has played piano since he was three. The two met in 1997 in PUJE and have played for several different groups, including the Klez Dispensers, a campus klezmer band they cofounded.


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