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Born and raised in Rochester, NY, Olivia Meyer first encountered the tenor saxophone when looking under her father’s bedroom dresser. There she discovered a large black case covered with dust containing a Mark VI. After playing that, she chose to pursue the saxophone.

Beginning at the age of nine, Olivia played and studied in the programs provided by the inner city schools she attended. She began private lessons in classical and jazz piano and ultimately jazz and classical saxophone. By the age of fifteen, she was splitting her time between the School of the Arts and the Eastman School of Music, studying music history, theory, jazz composition, and classical and jazz saxophone. A member of the Eastman Youth Jazz Orchestra, she also worked and studied regularly with the following prestigious visiting artists: Eric Alexander, Peter Bernstein, Paquito D’Rivera, Victor Goines, Wycliffe Gordon, Vincent Herring, Pat Labarbera, Ralph Lalama, Joe Locke, Gerry Niewood, and Grant Stewart.

After graduating from the School of the Arts, Olivia received a scholarship to attend the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where she is currently in her second year. She has played gigs in and around Rochester, and is currently headlining a quartet as a part of the new “Birth of La Femme” series at Wally’s Jazz Café in Boston.

Gear

Selmer Super Balanced Action Otto Link Early Babbit


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Primary Instrument

Saxophone, tenor

Willing to teach

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