STEVE LEHMAN, Sat 8th August
LINEUP: Steve Lehman (solo saxophone) and in conversation
Described as “a state-of-the-art musical thinker” and a “dazzling saxophonist” by The New York Times, our headline Steve Lehman is a composer, performer, educator and scholar, who works across a broad spectrum of experimental musical idioms. Originally from Brooklyn and now teaching and working in California, where he holds a university professorship, this “quite extraordinary musician” (BBC) is widely regarded as “one of the transforming figures of early 21st-century jazz” (Guardian). We are delighted to welcome Steve to his first appearance at Brecon Jazz Festival. Hear this unique presentation from Steve Lehman, the artist recording at home in Los Angeles and communicating direct with his audience in Brecon. Here also in discussion with BBC Young Jazz Musician in 2018, 23-year-old Birmingham-born tenor player Xhosa Cole probably one of the hottest properties in British jazz.
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