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May 15, 2018“Bliss” cd release on Posi-Tone Records I’m so excited to be releasing my 2nd album, as a leader, “Bliss”, on Posi-Tone records featuring Alexa Tarantino on alto saxophone, Robert Rodriguez on piano, Christian McBride on bass, and E.J. Strickland on drums. Click the link for more info and how to buy!
March 21, 2018LSAT wins Made in NY Jazz Competition!Alexa Tarantino and I are so excited to announce that we won 1st place in the Made in NY Jazz Competion! We're looking forward to performing at the annual Gala at Tribeca Performing arts center May 12th with all of the winners and some of jazz's finest musicians including Randy Brecker, John Patitucci, Francisco Mela, and many others! Get your tickets, you won't want to miss this!
March 5, 2018The Young Women's Jazz Orchestra (YWJO) at Jazz at Lincoln CenterI'm thrilled to announce that I am directing a new, all female youth ensemble at Jazz at Lincoln Center! We have several performances coming up, the Essentially Ellington invitational at Fordham College (NYC campus) March 10th, at 2pm, March 23rd (10am & 12:15pm) & 24th (1 & 3pm) opening for the Mary Lou Williams festival at Rose Theater at JALC, and April 28th at 7pm in the atrium at JALC opening for the JLCO. We hope to see you at one of these events!
October 20, 2017Sexism in Jazz-from the Conservatory to the ClubThank you to Nate Chinen and WBGO for publishing my article "Sexism in Jazz-from the Conservatory to the Club. Please click on the link to read!
July 19, 2017Heading back into the studio with the LSQ and LSAT!I am excited to announce that I will be heading back into the studio (finally!) with my quartet, the "LSQ" and my quintet "LSAT", which I co-lead with alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino. We'll be joined by the stellar rhythm section of Robert Rodriguez, piano, Christian McBride, bass, and E.J. Strickland on drums. Look out for the record to be released sometime next year on the Posi-tone label!
February 26, 2016Essentially Ellington competitionThis May I will be adjudicating the "Essentially Ellington" competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center along with Wynton Marsalis, Jeff Hamilton, Chuck Israel, and Chris Crenshaw. I'm looking forward to hearing all the young talent performing this music!
February 26, 2016Christian McBride's "The Movement Revisited"From Jazz Night in American, here's the recording from the Kimmel Center from Christian McBride's "The Movement Revisited!" I was honored to be part of this special event.
December 6, 2015Tappin Thru Life with Maurice Hines at New World Stages!Tappin Thru Life featuring Maurice Hines, the Manzari Brothers, and the Diva Jazz Orchestra hits New World Stages with previews starting December 23rd running through March 2016! Click the link below for tickets.
September 24, 2015Tappin' Through Life with Maurice HinesThe Diva Jazz Orchestra along with Maurice Hines, the Manzari Brothers, and special guests bring "Tappin' Through Life to the Delaware Theater Company for a four week run!
May 24, 2015France tour with the BRC all-female orchestra!Looking forward to hitting the road for a couple weeks in France with the BRC's tribute to women songwriters. This is a very special all female ensemble under the direction of vocalist Tamar-kali, and showcases some of the most amazing powerful female voices in rock and pop today. We'll be visiting Toulon, St. Denis, and Lyon. If you're in France, come make the trip to see us, you will be glad you did!
January 1, 2015Count Basie Orchestra tour!Just returned from a wonderful trip with the Count Basie Orchestra! We performed in Bangkok,
Thailand at a festival for the King with Diane Schuur & John Pizzarelli, and in Tokyo, Japan at the Blue Note featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater!

July 26, 2014Recording with Robin Eubanks Big Band!What an amazing week it has been of rehearsing and recording with Robin Eubanks big band. I feel honored and blessed to have been part of this experience. Excited to hear the final product!

Grammy award winning baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian is one of the most in demand musicians on the scene today. Ms. Sevian came to NYC in 1997 to attend the Manhattan School of Music, and soon thereafter began touring with groups such as Diva and the Artie Shaw Orchestra. She can be seen performing as a bandleader around the NYC area with her quartet, the LSQ, or LSAT, her quintet co-led with alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, which recently won first place in the “Made in NY” jazz competition. As a sidewoman, she can be heard regularly with the Mingus Big Band, and has performed with countless other groups, notably the Dizzy Gillespie all star big band, Christian McBride’s Big Band, Robin Eubanks Big Band, and the legendary Count Basie Orchestra. Her debut album “Blueprint” was released on saxophonist Greg Osby’s label Inner Circle Music to critical acclaim, winning a SESAC jazz award for national performance activity, and receiving rave reviews in publications such as Downbeat, Cadence, and All About Jazz. Her sophomore album, “Bliss”, was released spring 2018 on Posi-tone Records. She has been nominated on her instrument in Downbeat Critics poll for “rising star” since 2007 and features all stars of the jazz scene, Alexa Tarantino, Robert Rodriguez, Christian McBride, and E.J. Strickland. Her versatility as a musician has led her to a variety of playing situations, working with the likes of actor Denis Leary, and most recently with Maurice Hines in the theater production of “Tappin Thru Life”. She is a frequent guest artist at many universities, high schools, middle schools, and jazz festivals across the country. As an educator, she has been teaching privately for over 15 years, and she is on faculty at Jazz at Lincoln Center as director of the “Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra” and instructor for the middle school jazz academy. She has adjudicated at many jazz competitions & festivals, notably the Essentially Ellington Competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Monterey Jazz Festivals’ “Next Generation Jazz Festival”, the Victoria Music Festival in Melbourne, Australia, and the Eau Claire Jazz Festival at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. Ms. Sevian endorses Buffet-Crampon saxophones, Rico Reeds (D’addario), RPC mouthpieces, and BG France accessories.



Awards


2018 LSAT 1st place in the Made in NY jazz competition

2011 Grammy award winner with the Mingus Big Band
for “Live at the Jazz Standard”

2010 SESAC Jazz National Performance
Activity award for “Blueprint”

2009 Clube de Jazz station poll
“new talent” nominee

2008-2017 Downbeat Critics Poll nominee
“Rising Star” Baritone Saxophone



Gear


Buffet-Crampon 400 series baritone saxophone
(plain lacquer finish)

RPC mouthpiece 115 tip opening

D'addario “H” ligature

RICO by D'addario orange box reeds size 3

BG France comfort shoulder strap

Yamaha YFL-481 solid silver flute
Blueprint
Lauren Sevian

2009
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Bliss
Lauren Sevian

2018
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Naturally Me
Angela Johnson

2014
iTUNES
Another Adventure
PJ Rasmussen

2013
I Go Humble
Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra

2013
CDBABY
Live at the Jazz Standard
Mingus Big Band

2010
Volume 1
Michael Veal

2010
Breakfast in Bed
Joan Osborne

2007

COMEDY

Douchebags and Donuts
Denis Leary
2010

DVD

Mona Lisa Smile
Mike Newell
2003

FUNK

For Rent
Ada Rovatti & Elephunk

2003

JAZZ

Glitter
Amanda Monaco

2017
AMAZON
The Manhattan EP
Myles Wright
2017
More Than Meets the Ear
Robin Eubanks and the Mass Line Big Band

2015
iTUNES
Snow Road
Thomas Barber & Janus Bloc

2008

R&B

It's Personal
Angela Johnson

2010

ROCK

Enjoy
Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra

2008
AMAZON
Eclectic Energy
Heather Edwards
2007

VOCAL

Lucy Woodward is Hot and Bothered
Lucy Woodward

2008
Sunlights Path
Liz Winick
2001

Bliss

Baritone saxophonists don’t get to make their own albums very often. This is Lauren Sevian’s second release as a leader and comes nearly a full decade after her debut. The band is alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino (with whom Sevian co-leads the wittily named group LSAT), pianist Robert Rodriguez, bassist Christian McBride and drummer E.J. Strickland. All the compositions are hers, save Tarantino’s “Square One”.
“Triple Water” kicks off the album in a bebop flurry. Sevian’s phrases—Tarantino is not heard here— have the intricacy and speed of John Coltrane on “Countdown” and the band keeps her flying high; McBride and Strickland are skipping along and Rodriguez dances across the keys, releasing rippling waves of notes. The mellower “Square One” follows, allowing the two saxophonists to harmonize. Tarantino plays around in the lower end of the alto’s range, with Sevian as her shadow, or her big sister, hovering protectively. McBride takes a forceful, string-popping solo. “Bluesishness” lives up to its title; it’s bluesy, but it’s also meandering and somewhat convoluted, a string of phrases that wind all over the place, barely anchored by the rhythm. McBride throws a maddeningly familiar quotation into his solo that does more to anchor the piece than anything from the leader’s pen. “Miss Lady” begins with another Coltrane-in-1959 opening fanfare, but at the 90-second mark a half-speed drum solo drains away all its momentum; when the band comes back in, they’re swinging in a loose and genial manner, but it feels like an entirely different piece. The baritone is well suited to ballads and both thetitle track and “Goldie’s Chance” are album highlights. Rodriguez displays a delicacy at the keys that perfectly balances Sevian’s slow, low swaying. But the almost manic “Lamb and Bunny”, on which Tarantino returns for another round with/against the leader, is astonishing. Rodriguez, McBride and Strickland set a racetrack tempo and the two women sprint through complex bebop phrases, tearing through the changes and trading off phrases like it’s 1945. Albums by baritone saxophonists may not be common, but Bliss makes a strong argument for more of them and soon.Phil FreemanNew York City Jazz RecordSHARE
As Posi-Tone continues to beef up it’s bull pen of saxy ladies, they’ve made a wise choice with the addition of Sevian. While you might not be familiar with her if you’re not a New Yorker or a big band fan, she’s someone you ought to get up to date on. Don’t be put off by the touchy feely vibe of the title, one of her big band chairs is the Mingus one and at her most touchy feely she sounds like Sonny Rollins on a hot date with the underside of a bridge. A smoking honker that really knows how to blow up a storm, after laboring in the vineyards this long, it’s more than time to be her time. Hot stuff that’ll remind you how much fun it is to cruise along at break neck speed.Chris SpectorMidwest RecordSHARE
Since joining the Mingus Big Band in 2003, baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian has been opening eyes in the saxophone world, especially in the exclusive club that includes those dedicated primarily to the bari. Her style more resembles that of modern tenor players such as Donny McCaslin and Mark Turner, while retaining the pure sound and articulation one might expect from a true baritone master. She as well has been a powerful role model for female jazz musicians and the current movement to achieve gender equality in jazz.

With her new release Bliss (Posi-Tone, 2018), Sevian has assembled a notable cast for nine of her original compositions, and one from alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino. The two saxophonists are joined by a world class rhythm section that includes bassist Christian McBride, pianist Robert Rodriguez, and drummer E.J. Strickland.

On the opening salvo, "Triple Water," the listener is immediately struck by Sevian's bold, penetrating tonality. Her marvelous technique has an identifiable bop sensibility accentuating a modern approach that is broadened by her front line partner, alto saxophonist Tarantino. Whether playing within harmonized melodic structure or soloing, the two saxophonists have a communicative compatibility that sets this record apart from most. McBride, not one to sit on the sidelines, provides not only strong foundational playing, but brilliant soloing as well. This opening track states definitively that McBride, Rodriguez, and Strickland aren't just along for the ride.

The title track sheds light on Sevian's more ethereal side, expressing this elegant melody with stylish, lush, romantic phrasing. Her voicings are vocal in nature, and accompanied as such by Rodriguez, playing harmonies sparingly, supportively. Sevian's composition has a meditative feel to it, her atmospheric bursts of melodic energy relaying a sense of warm contentment. She plays with an emotional sensibility so rarely heard on the baritone.

"Lamb and Bunny" is unabashedly bebop, with Sevian's playing evoking images of bop/hard bop baritone masters Pepper Adams and Gary Smulyan. While she plainly demonstrates her superb articulation and thick tonality, Sevian's sense of timing and cadence, her melodic imagery in her soloing is what makes one believe she has firmly grasped the identity of being an important voice, an inevitable generational mentor for the baritone saxophone. She doesn't see the obstacles so many attribute to the instrument, and is unafraid to venture down untrodden musical byways.

Alto saxophonist Tarantino, a noted leader herself, adds a touch of color and intrigue to this recording that keeps the listener attached in a sense of anticipation. She doesn't fall into the Cannonball trap, or closely resemble anything remotely Parkeresque. She certainly has those classic players at the base of her musical vocabulary, but plays with an edge of originality. Throughout Bliss, she adds brilliant soloing, culminating in a joyous two saxophone romp of "Lamb and Bunny."

The closing piece, "Minimal Moves," again highlights the two saxophone front line. The baritone, and alto fit together seamlessly playing the head in, and opening up to exquisite soloing that is fresh, inspired, and original, supported by a top shelf trio that plays not behind, but through the music in a spirited, communal sense.

Sevian has the resume to be the next big thing in the baritone world. Perhaps she already is. Unquestionably, she is adding different colors to the legacy of the instrument. On Bliss, she adds to her own legacy in splendid fashionPaul RauchAll About Jazz
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A baritone saxophonist of spruce agility and sharp attack, Lauren Sevian has been an anchoring presence in the Mingus Big Band, among other settings. But she’s still making her way as a headliner, and Bliss, recently released on Posi-Tone Records, should do a lot to establish her in that regard. Featuring Sevian at the helm of something resembling an all-star rhythm section — Robert Rodriguez on piano, Christian McBride on bass, E.J. Strickland on drums — it pulls no punches from the outset, with a burning overture titled “Triple Water.” It’s hard to miss the intensity in this track, which comes from the ground up. But pay particular attention to Sevian’s solo, toggling between brisk, boppish lines and deep, braying cries. She’s working with the heavy tread that gives the baritone saxophone its character, but also showing that she’s in no way encumbered. Nate ChinenWBGO
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The appeal of Bliss is simple: Lauren Sevian plays the deep, full-bodied baritone sax with the spry agility of an alto saxophonist. And while there are a few of Sevian’s peers that can claim the same, they aren’t partnered with bassist Christian McBride. Drummer E.J. Strickland and pianist Robert Rodriguez round out the star-spangled quartet. Alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, Sevian’s longtime friend and co-leader in the band LSAT, guests on three tracks and composes the lone non-Sevian original (“Square One”) among the 10 songs here.

Sevian, probably best known for her extended stint in the Mingus Big Band, understands that Bliss, her second album as a leader, is a career-crystallizing showcase, and she doesn’t whiff. The Coltrane-channeling opener, “Triple Water,” is a purposeful tour de force, with two separate, dazzling solos spiced with rapid modulation, extended high notes and low guttural runs. “Miss Lady” negotiates some thorny note clusters and then settles into carefree swing. “Lamb and Bunny” is a baton-pass of blistering solos, while “Evergreen” demonstrates Sevian’s patience and restraint.

McBride’s enormous sound is an ideal foil for the bari’s big metallic tone, and whether he’s galloping on “Lamb and Bunny,” championing the toe-tapping pulse of “In the Loop” or enlivening his timekeeping with pinpoint asides, his contributions are clean, penetrating and swinging. By contrast, Strickland and Rodriguez are relatively subdued. Sometimes Sevian flexes too much technique, unnecessarily agitating the would-be ballad “Goldies Chance” and siphoning the blues essence out of “Bluesishness” with phrases that would be more impressive in a standalone context. More often, however, this is a coming-out party to celebrate, capped by “Minimal Moves,” which uses the harmonic progression of “Giant Steps” for a memorable sendoff.
Britt RobsonJazzTimes
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“This record is a love thing,” baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian writes in the liner notes of Bliss. It shows.
The bandleader and Mingus Big Band member shines on her second album, released 10 years after her debut as a leader on Blueprint. From her first notes on the album’s opening track, “Triple Water,” Sevian’s confidence in her instrument and her compositions (she composed nine of the album’s 10 tracks) is undeniable.
Full of evocative, innovative compositions that each reveal an element of her musical growth, Sevian created an album that showcases not just each player individually, but highlights their fluid collaboration.
On the playful “Lamb And Bunny,” Sevian and pianist Robert Rodriguez share an impressive interplay, each building off the other. They slide effortlessly into musical conversation—no doubt helped along by their work as bandmates in LSAT. Sevian honors the genre’s history on the John Coltrane-influenced “Minimal Moves,” the album’s closing track, looking back on the past without losing sight of her own clear vision. She reaches for inspiration again on the hip-hop and funk inflected “In the Loop.” While lacking the edge of the pieces surrounding it, repeated listens reveal some nice touches, like E.J. Strickland’s superb drum work against Rodriguez’s soulful piano work.
On Bliss, Sevian has figured out the story she wants to tell with her music, and it’s one well worth listening to. Let’s hope another decade doesn’t pass before we get to hear what’s next. (3.5 stars)Ashawnta JacksonDownbeat
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Lauren Sevian proves to be a consummate low-reeds virtuoso. More importantly, she proves she has a sublime rhythmic grasp of the bebop idiom and displays both of these facets of her musicianship on Bliss . Just because she is a woman playing the difficult baritone saxophone in a man’s world, Miss Sevian is going to face especially close scrutiny – it’s the unfortunate way of the world of Jazz – but naysayers and refusniks are going to find that when it comes technique and to music, especially the intricacies of bebop and the unique challenges of the ballad, Miss Sevian yields nothing to the finest recordings made today or most days; nor does she yield to anyone and in the ten songs of Bliss with her accuracy of articulation and in the power of her passion Miss Sevian captures the full range of her tone like raw-silk in a resonant acoustic.
The disc begins with “Triple Water”, a foxy title and pungent song and Miss Sevian is capriciously playful. Playing with disarming easy, one might easily be fooled into thinking she merely tossed us a backhander. Moreover, clearly her poetic writing has a pellucid simplicity that betrays none of the sweat that went into writing it. As Miss Sevian uses minimal vibrato her characteristic sound is clean and dry, and when she gives us histrionics they are uniquely feminine, but also sinuous. Yet there is nothing vain or pretentiously ”original”. Still, the music is marvellously “of the tradition” – elegant, forceful, and seemingly weightless – and achieve a thoughtful eloquence that recalls even the very best original work by men like Freddie Hubbard and Wayne Shorter. “Blusishness”, “Miss Lady” and “Evergreen” are but three glorious examples of this exemplary work.

Not surprisingly, considering her musical facility Miss Sevian not only displays an improvisatory freshness to the music in all of its idiomatic brilliance and she plays it all a certain attractive femininity given the aggressive substance and muscularity required of the big baritone horn. The mood-changes – from wildly swinging and full-blooded boppish grooves to elegiac balladry is utterly convincing and magnificent. There is also the small matter of the musicians who elevate Miss Sevian’s playing on this date. Bassist Christian McBride, drummer E.J. Strickland, pianist Robert Rodriguez and – the inimitable surprise of all – alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, who also contributes the whimsically wonderful song “Square One” all play with enormous sensitivity and are completely in tune with Miss Sevian’s vision and artistry on this superb album.Raul Da GamaJazzdagama.com
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Blueprint

“Blueprint” opens with the band in deep swinging flow before Sevian’s throaty bari twists through a sinewy minor blues, making clear she has bags of energy and lots to say…Sevian gripping the furious tempo with great authority, breaking fluid mid register bop lines with rhythmic skips and occasional bagpiping higher register excursions. Colligan and the boys eat it up; an exciting track…” Michael Jackson, DownBeat (review of Blueprint, 3 1/2 stars)Michael JacksonDownbeatSHARE
Baritone saxist LAUREN SEVIAN, sustaining member of the Mingus Big Band, leads her debut session on BLUEPRINT (Inner Circle 4), wielding her big horn with confident panache through a recital of originals which include dedications to Cecil Payne (“One For C. Payne”) and John Stubblefield (“For Mr. Stubb”). The rhythm team steams—George Colligan, p; Boris Kozlov, b; Johnathan Blake, d. Lovely, flowingly unfettered Bebop.Alan BargeburhCadence Magazine 2011SHARE
In 2009 there aren’t too many jobs that can’t be held down by a woman. One that comes to mind might be the baritone saxophone chair in the Mingus Big Band. But that’s exactly where Lauren Sevian cut her teeth and earned the accolades that led to Blueprint, her debut recording on Greg Osby’s label. Sevian’s tone is full and authoritative on the big horn. Her straightahead compositions (ten originals; one cowritten with guest altoist Mike DiRubbo) are rendered with graceful precision by her working quartet (particularly pianist George Colligan). Sevian’s long, fluid lines run counter to most contemporary baritone styles, which tend to lean toward the avant garde, supplementing and sometimes replacing lyricism with overblowing or other flashy effects. On Blueprint Sevian is no-nonsense and establishes herself as a fresh and important new voice on an underappreciated often intimidating instrument.Jeff StocktonAll About Jazz, review of “Blueprint”SHARE
…The title track opens the album and from the git-go one realizes Sevian can get around on the large horn with style. Her sound is full and rich, evoking memories of Nick Brignola. The baritone is a gas in capable hands and that ability to ‘get around’ on the horn and explore its registers is an element of the instrument’s appeal. Sevian displays a convincing and exhilarating capacity to both tell a lively story through her solos and explore the range of her instrument without hesitation…Rick Erbenamazon.com, review of “Blueprint”SHARE
“For the past few years Lauren Sevian has been a “rising star” on the New York jazz scene, particularly in her role as the baritone saxophonist in the Mingus Big Band. Lauren’s debut CD, filled with original compositions performed by a stellar quartet, is further proof that she is becoming an important voice on her instrument.”Bob BernotasJust JazzSHARE

Mingus Big Band

Lauren Sevian holds down the low end of the arrangements with an exuberance that earns her a believable place in the strong Mingus lineage of tenor players like Booker Ervin. Wait for her to be let loose on “Moanin” – it is well worth itRobin MargolisAudiophile Audition (review of Mingus Big Band’s “Live at the Jazz Standard”)SHARE
“Baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian improvised over the fast section, issuing rhythmically robust lines that had a Coltrane-like angularity here, a Bird-like warmth there.”Zan StewartThe Star LedgerSHARE
“…One of the nights high points in Baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian’s “Moanin’” that really left folks staring in amazement.”Glen CreasonCerritos InkSHARE
“From the first unaccompanied notes of Lauren Sevian’s baritone saxophone it was clear that the Mingus Big Band was in powerful, energetic form, both as the highlight of this year’s Jazz Weekend at the Bath International Music Festival and at the midpoint of their current British tour.”Alan ShiptonTimes OnlineSHARE
“Mingus Big Band gave a tyically rollicking show for a sold out audience on the Saturday night with baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian setting the tone with her barnstorming solo on the opener, ‘Moanin’.”Stephen GrahamJazzwiseSHARE
“Then the band…ripped into Mingus’s rapid-fire blues ”Boogie Stop Shuffle.”…Lauren Sevian soloed fluidly on the unwieldy baritone saxophone, building to a honking finish as the trumpets shrieked.”Kevin LowenthalBoston GlobeSHARE
“Opening with a rousing version of “E’s Flat, Ah’s Flat Too” we wasted no time in launching into some serious and extended solos. First up was Lauren Sevian giving us a blistering baritone sax solo taking time to dip into the delicious lower register of this instrument.” (Toronto Jazz Festival)Dave BarnesThe Live Music reportSHARE
“Lauren Sevian and Randy Brecker began the second piece with mournful, soulful refrains, as the deep baritone sax played the slower theme and imbued it with energy and even a danceable melody.”Dr. Roberta ZlokowerRoberta on the ArtsSHARE

The Bjorkestra

“This New York-based band is full of young fiery musicians who understand the spatial qualities of Bjork’s music and who delve into Sullivan’s terrific arrangements with commitment and energy. The band is rich with soloists… the fiery playing of Lauren Sevian on baritone sax…” (review of Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra "Enjoy")Alan ChaseThe WireSHARE

The Elephunk Band

“Between the soloists emerge Lauren Sevian perfectly comfortable on her heavy instrument… "All About Jazz ItalySHARE

LSQ

Once I finished playing Monday morning quarterback with the cats at JAZZ 90.1, I crossed the street -- to get to the other side and catch the Lauren Sevian Quartet deliver some hard bop via her baritone saxophone. Miss Sevian stayed mostly in the upper register while ignoring the delicious honks and growls associated with the instrument; if you closed your eyes, you wouldn’t have been able to tell it was a barryFrank De BlaseRochester City Newspaper
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Amanda Monaco Quartet

"Looking for a ballad to bring a tear to the eye? Check out this quartet's take on "Theme For Ernie," with Sevian delivering some of the most heart-warming bari work you're likely to hear today..."-Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz, review of Amanda Monaco's "Glitter"Dan BilawskyAll About Jazz
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Upcoming Performances

November 18, 2018 - Flushing, NYLioness presents: Amanda Monaco Quartet
November 26, 2018 - New York, NYMingus Big Band
December 02, 2018 - Houston, TXJazz Houston Orchestra
December 04, 2018 - Guest artist CSU E...Guest artist CSU East Bay
December 06, 2018 - New York, NYCharles Billingsley
December 10, 2018 - New York, NYMingus Big Band
December 16, 2018 - Flushing, NYLioness presents: Lauren Sevian’s “LSQ”
December 31, 2018 - New York, NYMingus Big Band
January 13, 2019 - Union, NJNJTAP
February 20, 2019-Sunday, February 24, 2018 - Cincinnati, OHCincinnati EE & residency
March 11, 2019-Friday, March 15, 2019 - Lexington, MAGuest artist residency


Past Performances

November 09, 2018 - George Gee Swing Orc...
November 03, 2018 - Comics Come Home wit...
October 12, 2018-Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
October 08, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
October 6, 2018 - Sopot Jazz Festival
October 01, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
September 21, 2018 - Count Basie Tribute
September 17, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
September 12, 2018 - Special guest with R...
August 20, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
August 15, 2018 - Lauren Sevian's "LSQ...
August 14, 2018 - George Gee Swing Orc...
August 12, 2018 - Birdland Latin Jazz ...
August 11, 2018 - Jazz House Kids Facu...
August, 08, 2018 - Lauren Sevian's LSQ
July, 30, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
July 30, 2018-Friday, August 10th, 2018 - Jazz House Kids summ...
July 25, 2018-Friday, July 27, 2018 - Rockport Jazz Camp
July, 23, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
July 14, 2018-Friday, July 20th, 2018 - Mingus Big Band summ...
July, 09, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
July 1, 2018 - Amanda Monaco Quarte...
June 28, 2018 - Amanda Monaco Quarte...
June, 25, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
June 18, 2018 - Lauren Sevian’s LS...
June, 11, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
June 6, 2018-Thursday, June 7, 2018 - The Weight Band
June 4, 2018 - Special guest with t...
May, 24, 2018 - Jazz Houston present...
May 16, 2018 - Lauren Sevian's LSQ ...
May 12, 2018 - Made in NY jazz comp...
May, 09, 2018 - Essentially Ellingto...
May 1, 2018 - Jazz For Gender Just...
April 22, 2018-Tuesday, April 24th, 2018 - CPS Jazz Night
April 20, 2018-Saturday April 21st, 2018 - Eau Claire Jazz Fest...
April 16, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
April 9, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
April 6, 2018 - Mike Veal's "Aqua If...
April 5, 2018 - George Gee Swing Orc...
March 24, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
March 19, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
March 16, 2018 - George Gee Swing Orc...
March 5, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
March 3, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
February 27, 2018 - George Gee Swing Orc...
February 26, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
February 23, 2018 - George Gee Swing Orc...
February 20, 2018 - With Miki Yamanaka &...
February 19, 2018 - Diva Jazz Orchestra
February 13, 2018 - George Gee Swing Orc...
February 5, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
January 30, 2018 - George Gee Swing Orc...
January 29, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
January 26, 2018 - George Gee Swing Orc...
January 15, 2018 - Mingus Big Band
January 11, 2018-Saturday, January 13, 2018 - LSAT
December 19, 2017 - George Gee Swing Orc...
December 18, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
December 12, 2017 - The NYU University J...
December 11, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
December 1, 2017-Saturday December 2, 2017 - Steve Miller Band
November 29, 2017 - Nafme All-honor nati...
November 18, 2017 - Comics Come Home wit...
November 10, 2017-Sunday, November 12, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
November 4, 2017 - Jazz Houston
November 3, 2017 - Jazz Houston
October 30, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
October 26, 2017 - Amanda Monaco "Glit...
October 23, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
October 18, 2017 - Josh Evans Big Band
October 17, 2017 - Josh Evans Big Band
October 16, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
October 7, 2017 - Christian McBride Bi...
October 3, 2017 - George Gee Swing Orc...
October 2, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
August 22, 2017-Friday, August 25th, 2017 - The Victorian School...
August 14, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
August 3, 2017-Saturday, August 12, 2017 - Mingus Big Band tour
July 31, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
July 28, 2017 - Mike Veal's "Aqua If...
July 24, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
July 21, 2017 - George Gee Swing Orc...
July 17, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
July 13, 2017 - Amanda Monaco's "Gli...
June 27, 2017 - LSAT featuring Laure...
June 7, 2017 - Low Key Trio with Ro...
May 22, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
May 15, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
May 10, 2017 - Lauren Sevian's "LSQ...
May 10, 2017 - Essentially Ellingto...
May 1, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
April 30, 2017 - The Diva Jazz Orches...
April 25th 2017 - Lauren Sevian's "LSQ...
April 21, 2017-Saturday April 22, 2017 - Eau Claire Jazz Fest...
April 6, 2017 - George Gee Orchestra
March 31, 2017 - The Diva Jazz Orches...
March 11, 2017 - Essentially Ellingto...
February 27, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
February 19, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
February 18, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
February 17, 2017 - Mingus Big Band
December 30, 2016 - The Weight
December 17, 2016 - The Weight
December 14, 2016 - Jazz House Faculty C...
December 9, 2016-Saturday December 10th, 2016 - Steve Miller Band
December 6, 2016 - The Diva Jazz Orches...
December 4, 2016 - Aqua Ife
December 2, 2016 - Aqua Ife
November 28, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
November 20, 2016-Sunday, November 27th, 2016 - The Weight
November 14, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
November 12, 2016 - Comics Come Home wit...
November 9, 2016 - Luis Bonilla Big Ban...
November 7, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
October 21, 2016 - Ron Sunshine Band
October 17, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
September 19, 2016 - Josh Evans Big Band
August 1, 2016-Saturday, August 13, 2016 - Jazz House Kids Summ...
August 1, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
July 28, 2016 - Maurice Hines with t...
July 26, 2016 - Tappin' Thru Life Ta...
July 25, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
July 22, 2016 - George Gee Orchestra
July 17, 2016 - Marianne Sollivan Bi...
June 30, 2016 - Lauren Sevian's LSQ
June 11, 2016 - Colleen Clark Collec...
May 21, 2016 - The Ray Charles Song...
May 20, 2016 - The Ray Charles Song...
May 15, 2016 - Beverly Taki Band
May 5, 2016-Saturday, May 7, 2016 - Essentially Ellingto...
April 22, 2016-Saturday April 27th - Eau Claire Jazz Fest...
April 18, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
April 9, 2016 - Chester Whitmore
April 8, 2016 - George Gee Orchestra
April 3, 2016 - Ron Sunshine Band
April 1, 2016 - Ron Sunshine Band
March 30, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
March 28, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
March 26, 2016 - Guest artist at Cand...
March 24, 2016 - Guest artist at FSU
March 21, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
March 13, 2016 - Robin Eubanks and th...
March 9, 2016 - Marianne Sollivan Bi...
March 7, 2016 - Mingus Big Band
December 31, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
December 23, 2015-March 13, 2016 - Tappin Thru Life wit...
December 21, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
November 28, 2015 - Weight
November 21, 2015 - Christian McBride Bi...
November 20, 2015 - The Billy Strayhorn ...
November 9, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
November 7, 2015 - Comics Come Home wit...
November 6, 2015 - Count Basie Orchestr...
November 2, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
October 30, 2015 - Josh Evans Big Band
October 24, 2015 - James Stewart group
October 18, 2015 - Lauren Sevian & Shar...
October 11, 2015 - All Nite Soul
October 5, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
September 29, 2015 - Josh Evans Big Band
September 16-October 11, 2015 - Diva Jazz Orchestra ...
September 11, 2015 - Lauren Sevian's "LSQ...
September 8, 2015 - The Revive Big Band ...
August 31, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
August 30, 2015 - Robin Eubanks Big Ba...
August 15, 2015 - Christian McBride Bi...
August 10, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
August 9, 2015 - PJ Rasmussen Big Ban...
August 7, 2015 - Black Rock Coalition...
August 3, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
July 28, 2015 - Josh Evans Big Band
July 27, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
July 26, 2015 - Dizzy Gillespie All-...
July 25, 2015 - Dizzy Gillespie All-...
July 24, 2015 - Dizzy Gillespie All-...
July 24, 2015 - Dizzy Gillespie All-...
July 23, 2015 - Dizzy Gillespie All-...
July 22, 2015 - Dizzy Gillespie All-...
July 21, 2015 - Dizzy Gillespie All-...
July 18, 2015 - Evan Sherman Big Ban...
July 17, 2015 - George Gee Swing Orc...
July 16, 2015 - Birdland Big Band
July 12, 2015 - PJ Rasmussen Big Ban...
July 6, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
July 2, 2015 - Evan Sherman Big Ban...
June 30, 2015 - Josh Evans Big Band
June 29, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
June 26, 2015 - Birdland Big Band
June 14, 2015 - The Billy Strayhorn ...
June 11, 2015 - Lauren Sevian and Sh...
May 26, 2015-June 7th 2015 - Black Rock Coalition...
May 18, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
May 8, 2015 - The "LSCQ" presented...
May 4, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
May 3, 2015 - Marianne Sollivan Bi...
May 1, 2015 - George Gee Swing Orc...
April 28, 2015 - Josh Evans Big Band
April 23, 2015 - Sayville Jazz Festiv...
April 17-18, 2015 - Eau Claire Jazz Fest...
April 12, 2015 - Alex Claffy's Senior...
April 10, 2015 - George Gee Swing Orc...
April 6, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
April 3, 2015 - George Gee Swing Orc...
March 31, 2015 - Travis Sullivan's Bj...
March 30, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
March 26, 2015 - Josh Evans Big Band
March 23, 2015 - Candace Hoyes CD rel...
March 13, 2015 - George Gee Swing Orc...
March 6, 2015 - George Gee Swing Orc...
March 2, 2015 - Captain Black Big Ba...
February 27, 2015 - George Gee Swing Orc...
February 23, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
February 17, 2015 - Josh Evans Big Band
February 13-14, 2015 - TMEA Texas Music Edu...
February 9, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
February 7, 2015 - Dizzy Gillespie Alum...
February 2, 2015 - Mingus Big Band
January 27, 2015 - Josh Evans Big Band
December 16, 2014 - Josh Evans Big Band
December 14, 2014 - Brooklyn Jazz Orches...
December 5, 2014 - Mingus Big Band
November 30, 2014 - Lauren Sevian's "LSQ...
November 24, 2014 - Mingus Big Band
November 22, 2014 - Count Basie Orchestr...

more music

SoundCloud pageLink to my page on Soundcloud!https://soundcloud.com/laurensevian
JazzBariSax.comA website dedicated to the king of all instruments. Curated by Andrew Hadrohttp://jazzbarisax.com/
Jazz Podcast WHUS FM - In The Groove, Jazz and Beyond - Jazz Radio ShowA weekly Jazz radio show on WHUS FM Storrs CT. Playing Jazz masters of past and present to emerging new artists performing modern jazz and fusion. No smooth jazz here!http://www.jazzandbeyond.com/

projects

LSAT bandA super fiery and fun band I co-lead with one of my closest friends, alto saxophone rising star Alexa Tarantino!https://www.facebook.com/LSATband/
LionessAn all female collective of bandleaders! Amanda Monaco, Alexa Tarantino, Roxy Coss, and myself. Keep a lookout for our fall concert series!click here for more info

endorsements

Buffet CramponI’m very happy to be a saxophone artist for the Buffet-Crampon company! Check them out online, and at the new showroom in NYC.click here for more info
D'Addario Woodwinds : ArtistsI’m very honored to be a D’addario woodwinds artist!click here for more info
RPC Saxophone Mouthpieces Ron CoelhoHandcrafted Saxophone Mouthpieces by Ron Coelho, RPC - Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone, Vintage Mouthpieces, Saxophone Accessories. RPC is what I've played on for over 15 years!http://www.saxmpc.com/

arts education

Jazz at Lincoln Center MSJAI'm happy to be on faculty for MSJA and director of the YWJO (Young Women's Jazz Orchestra) at JALCclick here for more info
Jazz House KidsOne of the leading and most respected jazz schools in the country. Check out their website for info on all of their programs. I'm happy to have taught at Jazz House, Chica Power, and the Summer Jazz Camp.https://jazzhousekids.org/about-us/
About the Swing : HomeAbout the Swing is a series of live, free Jazz concerts presented in and around New York City.http://www.abouttheswing.com/

friends

Alexa Tarantino-alto saxophonistMy girl Alexa Tarantino's website, she's a fresh face on the NYC jazz scene. We have a quintet together, "LSAT". She is someone to watch!http://www.alexatarantino.com

band members

E.J. Strickland-drummerFacebook fan page for E.J. Strickland, he's one of the best drummers out there today! I'm very fortunate to have him be part of the LSQ.click here for more info
Rob Rodriguez-pianoI'm very excited to have Robert as part of the LSQ! Be sure to check out his work as a leader and a sideman.click here for more info
Christian McBrideA great friend and collaborator on my upcoming Posi-Tone release! Check out his site for whats happening in his world.http://christianmcbride.com/
Boris Kozlov-bassistWebsite of Boris Kozlov, bassist extrordinaire. Bandmates through the Mingus Big Band, and the LSQ's "Blueprint".http://www.borisbass.com/

bands

Charles Mingus: The Official Site | Charles MingusWebsite of the Grammy Award winning Mingus Big Band! I'm proud to be a part of the Mingus family, since 2003.http://mingusmingusmingus.com/
Jazz Houston OrchestraJazz Houston promotes the cultivation of jazz music globally through Performance, Education, and Community Outreach, and honors the Houstonians and Texans who have and continue to be major contributors to Jazz through the celebration of their legacies and the performance of their works. I'm proud to be a part of the Jazz Houston Orchestra directed by Vincent Gardnerhttps://jazzhouston.org/orchestra/

site credits

Gulnara KhamatovaPhotographerhttps://www.daugust.ru/
Home | Miaso DesignWebsite of the insanely talented designer Kristin Miaso! She designed my logo, flyers and "Blueprint" artwork. Check out this Chicago based lady!http://miasodesign.com/
Aestheticize MediaAestheticize Media is a web/graphic design and photography firm based in the Greater Toronto Area. They designed this sweet website!http://www.aestheticize.com/
For booking contact Eric Wright at:
ericdwright@mac.com.

For all other inquires, contact Lauren Sevian at:
info@laurensevian.com



site credits
All page background photos (except Multimedia page backgrounds) by Gulnara Khamatova
daugust.ru

Multimedia page background photo by Mouhsine Berrada

Website Design & Development by Aestheticize Media
aestheticize.com

Lauren's Albums

Other Recordings

PROMO PICS


GIG PICS AND HANGIN!


PERFORMANCES

LSQ Lauren Sevian Quartet Live at Smoke Jazz Club NYCLSQ LiveVIEW
LSAT live at Rochester Jazz Festival 2017 - YouTube"Blueprint" by Lauren Sevian performed by LSAT featuring Alexa Tarantino, alto sax, Lauren Sevian, baritone sax, Harold Danko, piano, Jeff Campbell, bass, Aa...VIEW
"Lamb and Bunny" by Lauren Sevian & Alexa Tarantino's "LSAT" livLauren Sevian & Alexa Tarantino's new quintet "LSAT" perform the composition "Lamb and Bunny" live at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Featuring Alexa Tarantino, Alto Saxophone, Robert Rodriguez, piano, Boris Kozlov, bass, and E.J. Strickland, drums.VIEW
Lauren Sevian's LSQ live at Kitano - YouTubeLauren Sevian, Helen Sung, Marcos Varela, E.J. Strickland, live at Kitano January 19th 2012VIEW
LSQ Live at Saxquest in St. Louis, MOSaxquest Free Concert Artist Series Performance - Thursday - April 19, 2012 bari saxophonist- Lauren Sevian performed and gave a clinic with a St. Louis base...VIEW
Buffet Sax Trio at the JEN conference in New OrleansRussell Kirk alto, Lauren Sevian bari, Jacob Yoffee tenor, Matt Wilson drums, Hogyu Hwang bass, Victor Gould piano.VIEW
Lauren Sevian Quartet performs at the 2016 Xerox Rochester InterHere is a portion of a performance by Lauren Sevian Quartet from Max of Eastman Place during the 2016 Jazz Festival.VIEW
sfjazz high school all stars with Mingus big band at the jazz stMoanin' opening by lauren sevian - bari sax solomon alber - tenor sax evan mickas - alto sax duncan mcelman - bari saxVIEW
Kiss The Leslie plays Thelonius Monk, Rhythm a Ning - LIC ConcerKiss the Leslie is: Amanda Monaco on Guitar Lauren Sevian on Baritone Saxophone, Brian Charette on Organ, and George Schuller on Drums with special guest, J....VIEW
Kiss The Leslie plays Sonny Rollins' Doxy - LIC Concerts - YouTuKiss the Leslie is: Amanda Monaco on Guitar Lauren Sevian on Baritone Saxophone, Brian Charette on Organ, and George Schuller on Drums. Recorded Live 21 July...VIEW
Kiss The Leslie plays Clifford Brown, Joy Spring - LIC Concerts Kiss the Leslie is: Amanda Monaco on Guitar Lauren Sevian on Baritone Saxophone, Brian Charette on Organ, and George Schuller on Drums. Recorded Live 21 July...VIEW
Kiss The Leslie at LIC Concerts - YouTube - Jeannine by Duke PeaKiss the Leslie is: Amanda Monaco on Guitar Lauren Sevian on Baritone Saxophone, Brian Charette on Organ, and George Schuller on Drums. Recorded Live 21 July...VIEW

INTERVIEWS

Lauren Sevian InterviewSubscribe to underyourskindvd. A conversation with the saxophonist Lauren Sevian. http://www.laurensevian.com http://www.facebook.com/laurensevianVIEW
Lauren Sevian - Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 2016This is "Lauren Sevian - Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival 2016" by Mike Bradley on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who…VIEW
Lauren Sevian on Jazz 90.1 - YouTubeInterview with Derrick Lucas of WGMC Jazz 90.1 at the Rochester International Jazz Festival 2016VIEW

RECORDINGS

Check-in - Myles Wright recording sessionMusic by Myles Wright Produced by Myles Wright and Kyle Newmaster Recorded and mixed by Allen Sides at Avatar Studios, September 27, 2016. Assistant engineer...VIEW

Other Videos

Winners Announcement 5th Annual Made In New York Jazz CompetitioGALA CONCERT on May 12 at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center Made In New York Jazz Competition celebrates its 5th anniversary with a stunning lineup of jazz ...VIEW
Charles Mingus
Moanin'
Mingus Big Band
from Mingus Big Band Live At Jazz Standard
LISTEN
Full Speed Ahead
PJ Rasmussen
from Another Adventure
LISTEN
Lickity Split
Tom Barber
from Snow Road
LISTEN
Army Of Me
Travis Sullivan's Bjorkestra
from Enjoy
LISTEN
Ava Rovatti
Choose Your Life
Elephunk
from For Rent
LISTEN




A jazz workshop series consisting of...


A workshop/masterclass with visiting artist(s), class instructor & students. The visiting artist will work with the students as a group & individually on the music they have been preparing. (Performance analysis)

Performance of original music of the visiting artist and students

Discussion on jazz music; the history of jazz, listening to jazz music, influential jazz musicians.

Music theory: scales, chord changes. How to connect theory with improvisation.

Improvisation: using your “ear”, and scale knowledge. How to combine the two.

Practice methods: how to practice, how often, practicing when away from your instrument.

Question & answer section, students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the workshop.

Please contact laurensevian@gmail.com for booking & further information


Here’s a semi complete list of some groups and artists I’ve been a member of, performed, and/or recorded with over the years.

Musicians who have performed with the “LSQ” or "LSAT"

George Colligan
Helen Sung
Adam Burnbaum
Simona Premazzi
Theo Hill
Robert Rodriguez
Dave Stryker
Boris Kozlov
Christian McBride
Brad Jones
Marcos Varela
Johnathan Blake
E.J. Strickland
Chris Beck
Dorota Piotrowska
Alvester Garnett
Jeff Davis
Curtis Torian
Cecil Brooks III

Regular member of:
Mingus Big Band
Jazz Houston Orchestra
Josh Evans Big Band
Robin Eubanks Big Band
Amanda Monaco and "Glitter"
Beverly Taki Band
Mingus Epitaph Orchestra
The Buffet Sax Trio (with Jacob Yoffee & Russell Kirk)
Black Rock Coalition Orchestra
Denis Leary & the Enablers
Earl McDonald’s “New Directions”
Michael Dease Big Band
Tom Barber’s Janus Bloc
Kendrick Oliver and the “New Life Jazz Orchestra”
Howard Johnson’s “Bear-tones”
Captain Black Big Band
Ada Rovatti’s Elephunk
Michael Veal’s “AquaIfe”
Travis Sullivan’s Bjorkestra
Todd Londagin Big Band

Groups and/or artists that I’ve performed at some point with (as a sideman)

Jimmy Heath
Wynton Marsalis
Delfeayo Marsalis
Rachel Z
Greg Osby
Howard Johnson
Christian McBride
Matt Wilson
DIzzy Gillespie All Star Big Band
The Count Basie Orchestra
The Birdland Big Band
Dave Stryker’s “Blue to the Bone”
Mingus Orchestra
Brian Charette’s Sextette
Nikki Iles Quintet
Alphabet Lounge Big Band
Mario Pavone’s Septet
Westchester Jazz Orchestra
Frank Lacy’s Vibe Tribe
Frank Lacy’s Sextet
Christian McBride Big Band
Oliver Lake’s Big Band
Melba Joyce’s Big Band
Eddie Allen’s Big Band
Benny Rietveld & the Matching Ensemble
Valery Ponomarov’s Big Band
Jack Jeffers Big Band
Harlem Renaissance Orchestra
Soul Be It
Charli Persip’s Supersound
Travis Sullivan’s Identity Crisis
Mike Hashim’s Billy Strayhorn Orchestra
David Cassidy & “the Rat Pack is Back”
Mike Smith’s Orchestra
Sweet Divines
Artie Shaw Orchestra
JC Hopkins Biggish Band
Stan Rubin Orchestra
Earl McIntyre’s Big Band
Diva
Van Dells
Benny Goodman Orchestra
Harry James Orchestra
Steve Slagle’s Sax Quartet
Blue #9
Howard Williams Jazz Orchestra
Ryles Jazz Orchestra
Istanbul Orchestra
Super 7
George Gee Orchestra
John Malino Big Band

Vocalists
Kevin Mahogany
Dee Dee Bridgewater
Diane Schuur
John Pizzarelli
Beverly Taki
David Cassidy
Jane Monheit
Nicole Zauritis
Dana Lauren
Carolyn Leonhart
Howard Tate
Justine “Baby” Washington
Maxine Brown
Otis Clay
Billy Prince
Alkebulan X
Quinn Lemley
Deian McBride
Josh Weinstein
Liz Winick
Angela Johnson
Tamar-kali
Lisala Beatty
Kat Dyson
Toli Nameless
Joi Gilliam
Honey LaRochelle
Ganessa James
Somi
Chrissi Poland
Barbara Rosine
Cathy Chemi
Gina Funes
Becca Stevens
Sarah Tolar
Shayna Cook
Maya Azucena
Renee Manning
Nat Osborn


Over the years, I’ve tried to keep track of all the places, festivals, cruise ships, countries, states that I’ve played in. This list is probably about 60% complete. Its nearly impossible to remember all of the clubs, arenas, & schools I’ve played in out of town, so I’m just listing the ones I have a record of. As I start to remember more and more I’ll keep listing. If you’ve seen me play somewhere not on this list please submit it to me in my contact section.

Venues



As a leader and/or featured guest


NYC and beyond:
Dizzys Club Coca-cola
Smoke Jazz Club
Kitano NYC
Smalls Jazz Club
The Jazz Gallery
Fat Cat Jazz Club
Nighttown (Cleveland, OH)
Mattatuck Museum (Waterbury, CT)
Big Apple Jazz Club
Night and Day
JJ Smith’s (Dublin, Ireland)
Slattery’s of Rathmines (Dublin, Ireland)
University of Missouri St. Louis (Touhill PAC)
Baldwin Wallace University (Berea, OH)
Saxquest (St. Louis, MO)
Sleepy Hollow Jazz Festival (Sleepy Hollow, NY)

As a sideman

Weill Recital Hall
Smoke
Fat Cat
Blue Note
Alice Tully Hall
Merkin Concert Hall
Radio City Music Hall
Town Hall
Dizzy’s Club Coca cola
Rose Hall @ Lincoln Center
Iridium, Jazz Gallery
Village Vanguard
Sweet Rhythm
Jazz Standard
Harlem Stage
Mintons Playhouse
BB King’s
Joe’s Pub
Big Apple Jazz
Carnegie Club
Supper Club
Tilles Center
NJPAC
Westbury Music Fair
Fez
55 Bar
Bowery Ballroom
Highline Ballroom
Mercury Lounge
Rockwood Music Hall
Lion’s Den
Makor
Swing 46
Metropolitan Café
Tribeca Blues
Knitting Factory
Bitter End
Izzy Bar
Five Spot
LIC bar
Players Club
Europa Club
BAM café
The Bell House
Brooklyn Bowl
Shapeshifter Lab
Brooklyn Conservatory
Decade
C-note
Nuyorican Poets Café
Cornelia Street Café
Garage
Shelly’s
Triad
Groove
Oak Room
Mo Pitkins
The Slipper Room
Bahai Center
The KC Club at the Kennedy Center (Washington DC)
Scullers (Boston, MA)
Regatta Bar (Boston, MA)
Agganis Arena (Cambridge, MA)
Black Eyed Sally’s (Hartford, CT)
Fitzgeralds (Berwyn, IL)
Ronnie Scotts (London, UK)
Yoshi’s (Oakland, CA)
Borgata Event Center (Atlantic City, NJ)
Warner Theater (Washington D.C)
Mohegan Sun Arean (Uncasville, CT)
Humphrey’s (San Diego, CA)
Club Nokia (Los Angeles, CA)
The Joint (Las Vegas, NV)
State Theater (Minneapolis, MN)
Riverside Theater (Milwaukee, WI)
Chicago Theater (Chicago, IL)
State Theater (Cleveland, OH)
Palace Theater (Albany, NY)
Community Theater (Morristown, NJ)
Wellmont Theater (Montclair, NJ)
Fox Theater (Atlanta, GA)
Ruth Eckerd Hall (Clearwater, FL)
Bob Carr PAC (Orlando, FL)
Hard Rock Live (Hollywood, FL)
Tower Theater (Upper Darby, PA)
Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles)
Penns Peak (Jim Thorpe, PA)
Chicago Symphony
Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts (Cerritos, CA)
Stamford University
Lawrence University
Georgetown University
University of California at Davis
University of Vermont
Duke University
Yale University
University of Nevada (Lawlor Events Center, Reno)
University of Missouri St. Louis (Touhill PAC)
Utah State University
Johns Hopkins University
New Trier High School (Chicago, IL)
Carre Leon Gaumont (St. Maxime, France)
MC 93 Bobigny (Paris, France)
Bonlieu Scene Nationale, (Annecy, France)
Chateauvallon Theatre (Ollioules, France)
MS Europa (mediterranean & black sea cruise ship)
American Hawaii Cruises
Mississippi Queen
Delta Queen
Festivals, conferences, events & tours: (domestic & international)
Newport Jazz Festival
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival (Jazz Fest)
Twin Cities Jazz Festival
Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival
Rochester Jazz Festival
Litchfield Jazz Festival
Next Generation Festival
Winterfest
Tri-C Jazz Festival
West Oak Lane Jazz Festival
Reno Jazz Festival
Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival
Apple Farms Music Festival
Brevard Music Festival
Speigeltent
Jazz and Rib Festival
Jazz in the Meadows Jazz Festival
Mountain Stage
Carnival Miami
Montreal Jazz Festival
Toronto Jazz Festival
Ottawa Jazz Festival
Bath International Music Festival (UK)
Coventry Jazz Festival (UK)
Salisbury Festival Town Hall (UK)
The Sage Gateshead (UK)
Brighton Jazz Festival (UK)
Jazz a Vannes (France)
Jazz a Montauban (France)
Sons D’Hiver (France)
April Jazz Festival (Finland)
Rocella Jazz Festival (Italy)
Guinness Cork Jazz Festival (Ireland)
Red Sea Jazz Festival (Israel)
Jazzaldia San Sebastian (Spain)
Alicante Jazz Festival (Spain)
Willisau Jazz Festival (Switzerland)
JEN conference New Orleans
Midwest Clinic conference Chicago
33rd Annual Navy Symposium
IAJE New Orleans
New York Yankees “Welcome Home” dinner
New Jersey Nets pregame & halftime show
Rochester Redwings pregame
Denis Leary’s “Thinning the Herd”
Denis Leary’s “Rescue Me” Comedy Tour
Denis Leary’s “Rescue Me” Comedy Tour 2

Countries


Australia
Belgium
Canada
China
Columbia
Croatia
England
Finland
France
Greece
Ireland
Italy
Israel
Japan
Norway
Spain
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine

US States


California
Connecticut
Delaware
Florida
Georgia
Hawaii
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Montana
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming