Steve Lehman

Described as “a state-of-the-art musical thinker” and a “dazzling saxophonist,” by The New York Times, Steve Lehman (b. New York City, 1978) is a composer, performer, educator, and scholar who works across a broad spectrum of experimental musical idioms. Lehman’s pieces for large orchestra and chamber ensembles have been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), So Percussion, Kammerensemble Neue Musik Berlin, the JACK Quartet, the PRISM Saxophone Quartet, and the Talea Ensemble. His recent recording, Mise en Abîme (Pi, 2014) was called the #1 Jazz Album of the year by NPR Music and The Los Angeles Times. And his previous recording, Travail, Transformation & Flow (Pi, 2009), was chosen as the #1 Jazz Album of the year by The New York Times.

The recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship and a 2014 Doris Duke Artist Award, Lehman is an alto saxophonist who has performed and recorded nationally and internationally with his own ensembles and with those led by Anthony Braxton, Vijay Iyer, Jason Moran, Meshell Ndegeocello, and High Priest of Anti-Pop Consortium, among many others. His recent electro-acoustic music has focused on the development of computer-driven models for improvisation, based in the Max/MSP programming environment. Lehman’s work has been favorably reviewed in Artforum, Downbeat Magazine, The New York Times, Newsweek, and The Wire, and on National Public Radio, the BBC, and SWR.

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Upcoming Shows

Date Detail Price
Sep19Thu
Steve Lehman Trio With Matt Brewer & Damion Reid
Kuumbwa Jazz Center
Santa Cruz, CA
$26.25
Sep21Sat
Steve Lehman Trio
Constellation
Chicago, IL
$20
Sep22Sun
Steve Lehman Trio
Bop Stop
Cleveland, OH
$20
Sep26Thu
Steve Lehman Trio
Regattabar
Cambridge, MA
$25

Discography

Sélébéyone

Sélébéyone

Pi Recordings
2016

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Mise en Abîme

Mise en Abîme

Pi Recordings
2014

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Dialect Fluorescent

Dialect Fluorescent

Pi Recordings
2012

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Manifold

Clean Feed Records
2009

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Travail, Transformation, and Flow

Travail,...

Pi Recordings
2009

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Manifold

Manifold

Clean Feed Records
2008

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