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Percussionist and composer Kevin Norton has performed with many of the major improvisers and modern composers such as Anthony Braxton, Fred Frith, Mark Dresser and Fred Lonberg-Holm, in addition to working with jazz and klezmer musicians such as Slam Stewart and Andy Statman. Norton earned his bachelors degree from CUNY's Hunter College, and his masters from the Manhattan School of Music. Since then, he has received awards and grants from Meet the Composer and the NEA, among others, and has performed at new music and jazz festivals internationally. Norton has also composed for the varied settings he's performed in, such as the Framework ensemble, and his own quintet, as well as for duo and trio line-ups, sometimes with unspecified instrumentation. He has also composed for dance, and plays including The Plot, in 1992. His own ensemble's recording, Knots, released in 1999 on the Music & Arts label, includes renowned clarinetist David Krakauer. ~ Joslyn Layne