Joe Lovano

Joe Lovano

Instrument: Saxophone | Location: New York City

Updated: February 3, 2019

Born: December 29, 1952

Grammy-winning saxophonist, composer and producer Joe Lovano is fearless in finding new modes of artistic expression. With a Grammy Win for his 52nd Street Themes and 14 other nominations, he has won Down Beat Magazine’s Critics and Readers Polls countless times as Tenor Saxophonist, Musician of the Year, Jazz Album of the Year and Triple Crowns from Downbeat. He has also gotten numerous awards from Jazz Times and the Jazz Journalists Association for Tenor Saxophone, Album of the Year and Musician of the Year.

Born in Cleveland, Ohio on December 29, 1952 he attended the famed Berklee College of Music in Boston where years later he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate. Since 2001 he has held the Gary Burton Chair in Jazz Performance and is a founding faculty member since 2009 of the Global Jazz Institute at Berklee directed by Danilo Perez. He is a guest lecturer at New York University’s Jazz Program, Juilliard and Manhattan School of Music as well as Clinician at Universities around the globe.

He has toured with jazz greats such as Woody Herman Thundering Herd, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Jack McDuff, Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra, Paul Motian Trio, Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, Carla Bley Band, Elvin Jones Jazz Machine, Saxophone Summit and has created a body of work for his own large ensembles including strings, woodwinds, voice as well as his Horn-rich Nonet and more recently his UsFive group with double drummers which has been gathering kudos world-wide!

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September 05, 2019

Enrico Rava and Joe Lovano Release Roma on ECM Records. Out Now!

April 25, 2018

Jazz this week: John Scofield & Joe Lovano, Julian Vaughn, Eddie Gomez...

April 21, 2018

StLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Spotlight on the John Scofield Joe...

May 24, 2017

Heritage/Evolution: PRISM Quartet With Joe Lovano in Philadelphia (June...

November 10, 2016

Jazz this week: Chucho Valdés & Joe Lovano, Jen Shyu, "Jazz...

June 03, 2015

National Jazz Museum In Harlem Benefit Concert on June 10 with Dianne...

March 25, 2015

Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

May 13, 2014

Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, And Ravi Coltrane Release Fan-Funded...

May 01, 2014

Jazz This Week: Joe Lovano and Us Five, Cornet Chop Suey, Jeff Anderson...

April 27, 2014

STLJN Saturday Video Showcase: Joe Lovano and Us Five

August 24, 2013

Half Note Records Announces A Release From The Brussels Jazz Orchestra...

July 09, 2013

Joe Lovano, Ravi Coltrane, Dave Liebman Fan-funded Artistshare Recording

March 15, 2013

Lovano at 60

February 13, 2013

Joe Lovano Appeared On NBC

February 12, 2013

Joe Lovano Us Five at Jazz at Lincoln Center on February 22-23

June 11, 2012

Jazzhouse Is Back!

April 10, 2012

Celebrating 50 Years Of Reno Jazz, 1962-2012!

February 25, 2012

Saxophonist Joe Lovano Interviewed at All About Jazz!

February 08, 2012

Music of the Tenor Masters on March 23-24 at Jazz at Lincoln Center

November 29, 2011

Jazz Saxophonist Joe Lovano and Dave Douglas Quintet at Scullers Jazz...

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Francisco Mela, Joe Lovano, Peter...
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Francisco Mela, Joe Lovano, Peter...
New York, NY
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New York, NY
Francisco Mela, Joe Lovano, Peter...
New York, NY
Francisco Mela, Joe Lovano, Peter...
New York, NY
Francisco Mela, Joe Lovano, Peter...
New York, NY