Janis McKay
Janis McKay
Bassoonist • Educator • Author



Janis McKay, bassoon

and friends:

Mykola Suk, piano
Timothy Hoft, piano
Carolyn Grossman, piano
Bill Bernatis, horn
The Sierra Wind Quintet

McKay [...] has put together a remarkable collection of chamber pieces.

... [played] with great enthusiasm and finesse, dramatically shifting the timbre to fit the music.
— Luke Pfeil, American Record Guide (2018)

Track Listings

  • Alexandre Tansman: Sonatine for Bassoon and Piano (1952)
  • Frederick Lesemann: Concertino for Bassoon and 6 Instruments, "A Day for Pierrot" (2006, revised 2009)
  • Alvin Etler: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano (1951)
  • Jorge Grossmann: Se Habia Extinguido en Nosotros una Claridad, II - bassoon and piano (2008) 
  • Eric Ewazen: Trio for Bassoon, Horn, and Piano (1983)
  • Don Hannah: Instrumentos de Madera (1992-1994) 
  • Phillip Bimstein: Dark Winds Rising (1994) 

Audio Excerpts




  • Producer: Virko Baley
  • Executive Producer: Janis McKay
  • Recording Engineers: Chuck Foley & George Safire (Don Hannah only)
  • Assistant: Arthur Chivis
  • Edited and Mastered: Chuck Foley & George Safire (Don Hannah only)
  • Production Mastering: Gil Kaupp
  • Design and Layout: DWA Creative, LLC & Chivis Design
  • Cover and Back Photos: Shutterstock
  • Program Notes: Janis McKay
  • Literary Editor: Patricia McRae Baley