Steve Lehman

Genres: Jazz
Decades: 2000s


1978, New York City, New York, USA. Playing alto saxophone, Lehman studied jazz in high school and university and attracted attention on the improvised music scene. He also studied at the Hartt School of Music with Anthony Braxton, Jay Hoggard and Jackie McLean. Among musicians with whom he worked were Taylor Ho Bynum, Tomas Fujiwara, Tony Leone, in duo with Kevin O’Neil, and Braxton, recording and visiting Europe with the latter. In 2002/3, Lehman lived in Paris on a Fulbright Scholarship, researching local impact France of American experimental composers and also taught at the Paris Conservatory. While in Paris he led a quartet with Michael Felberbaum, Karl Jannuska and Stephane Kerecki. On Lehman’s Artificial Light he was teamed with vibraphonist Chris Dingman, bass player Drew Gress and drummer Eric McPherson, while Interface, recorded live in Portugal in 2004, was with bass player Mark Dresser and drummer Pheeroan Ak Laff as the Camouflage...

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