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Jeff Lederer


Jeff Lederer is a Saxophonist/clarinetist/composer who has been included in the Downbeat Critics’ and Readers’ poll each year since 2014.  He leads ensembles includ

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ing the “Shakers n’ Bakers”, “Sunwatcher”, the “Honey Ear Trio” as well as his most recent project “Brooklyn Blowhards” which received critical acclaim worldwide including a full profile in the NY Times.  Mr. Lederer also plays in the groups of Matt Wilson, Bobby Sanabria, Allison Miller, Salsa artist Jimmy Bosch and many others.  Lederer was recently named as a “Musician to Watch in 2017” by JazzWise magazine in London and will be appearing this year in the Monterey, Chicago, Earshot Seattle, Azores and Guimaraes (Portugal) Jazz festivals where he will be the 2017 artist-in-residence.  Lederer is currently serving as adjunct professor of Jazz Saxophone at Long Island University, Post Campus.


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