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Primary Instrument: Sax, tenor

Born: February 7, 1985    

Growing up in South Florida, Mike picked up the alto saxophone at the age of twelve . A growing musical interest led him to the Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts for his final years of high school. While attending the Northwestern University school of music, he gained exposure to both classical and jazz saxophone, studying extensively with Frederick L. Hemke and John Wojciechowski, respectively. At the 2008 International Jazz Composers Symposium in Tampa, FL, Mike's tune “Jambo” was named “Best Small Group Composition.” Mike now resides in and performs throughout the Chicago area.

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Featured recording “Joy Not Jaded”

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Joy Not Jaded

OA2 Records (2009)

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All Music Guide (Adam Greenberg)

Young jazz tends to go one of two directions in common form -- it can hold strictly to playing through classic ideas as the players get the music of the greats ingrained into them, or it can spin wildly out of control as the players show off their instrumental mastery with little regard for a strong, original melody. The Chicago quartet led by Josh Moshier (on outstanding keys throughout the album) and Mike Lebrun (on sax) takes neither of the standard tacks. Instead, Lebrun and Moshier craft straightforward but clever pieces of melody, then use the band as a whole to ornament heavily around the themes.

Chicago Jazz Magazine (Philip Davia)

This new recording, which features all new compositions by highly talented musician/composers Josh Moshier and Mike Lebrun, opens with “Kings Road.” The piano figure is mysterious and sparse and there is great use of space and rhythm in this piece...

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Primary Instrument:Sax, tenor

Location:Chicago, IL

Willing to teach:Beginners

Credentials/Background:

*Willing to teach all levels of serious students of jazz and/or classical music in the Chicago area.

Mike graduated from Northwestern University in 2007 with a Bachelors in Jazz Studies.

Please call if interested - 561.901.9607

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