Kenneth Coon, baritone saxophone, has concertized and recorded regularly throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. In 1993, Coon was invited to play baritone saxophone in the world-renowned Rasher Saxophone Quartet. As a member of the quartet he has performed in many of the world's most prestigious concert halls including: Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center (New York), Kennedy Center (Washington, DC), Opera Bastille (Paris), Royal Festival Hall (London), Philharmonie cologne, Finlandia Hall (Helsinki), Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), the Konzerthaus Berlin, Musikverein (Vienna), Tonhalle (Zurich), Parco della Music (Rome), Dewan Filharmonik Petronas (Kuala Lumpur), National Concert Hall (Taipei), and with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic at the 2002 New Year's Eve concert.
Coon's musical association with the Rascher Quartet has been a fruitful one, resulting in the premieres of over 100 works by prominent composers such as Philip Glass, Sofia Gubaidulina, Brett Dean, Charles Quorinen, Chen Yi, Mathew Rosenblum, Mauricio Kagel, and Kalevi Aho. He has also recorded and performed extensively with well-known artists such as Christian Lindberg, The Kroumata Percussion Ensemble, The London Voices, Seymon Bychkov, Dennis Russell Davies, Andrew Davis, Sakari Oramo, Andrey Boreyko, Helmuth Rilling, Paul Hillier, and Luciano Berio.
In addition to his demanding performance schedule, Coon is active as an educator and lecturer, having presenting seminars on saxophone history and pedagogy, aesthetics, contemporary music techniques, and principles of chamber music, in such places as the US and Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Finaldn, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Austria, Estonia, Denmark, Norway, the UK, Spain, and Italy. A native of Atlanta, Georgia, he has lived in Europe since 1993 and currently resides in the southern German city of Freiburg. Coon is a proud RooPad and MusicMedic.com supporter.