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Loren Stillman

Saxophonist and composer Loren Stillman was born in 1980 in London England. Inspired by his uncle, saxophonist Mike Stillman, he began playing at age 7. Raised in Croton-on- Hudson, Stillman had easy access to New York City’s jazz scene where his early teachers included Ted Nash, Dick Oatts and Dave Liebman.

Stillman studied classical saxophone with instructor’s Dan Goble and Harvey Pittell at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in 1995. In studying with these well versed saxophonists, he gained a strong knowledge of Joe Allard’s approach to saxophone playing, emphasizing a natural and relaxed view to the instrument through the study of overtones and vocal manipulation of sound.

He has received 2 Outstanding Performance Awards and 2004 Rising Star Jazz Artist from Down Beat Magazine along with a scholarship to attend The Manhattan School of Music (1998) and the Zoot Simms Award to attend New School University (2002). In 2002, he was a semifinalist in the Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition and in 2005 received 2nd place in the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award.

Stillman has made six recordings as a leader for Soul Note (1996), Nagel-Heyer (2001) Fresh Sound (2003) (2005) and Steeplechase Records (2005). In 2003 his collaborative trio Jackalope; featuring guitarist John Abercrombie released Saltier than Ever on Challenge Records.

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Le Gros Cube #2

Yolk Records


Open City

Intakt Records



Sunnyside Records


Going Public

Fresh Sound Records


The Big Eyes

Fresh Sound Records


Open City

From: Open City
By Loren Stillman

Evil Olive

From: It Could Be Anything
By Loren Stillman


Buck Hill
saxophone, tenor
Paul Desmond
saxophone, alto
David Binney
saxophone, alto
Tom Tallitsch
saxophone, tenor
Phil Woods
saxophone, alto
Mark Colby
Joel Harrison
guitar, electric
Terry Plumeri
bass, acoustic
organ, Hammond B3
Ron Kaplan
voice / vocals

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