Saxophonist and flutist Lynn Speakman leads her band at the Backstage Bar in Theater Square
Lynn Speakman - alto saxophone, compositions
James Moore - trumpet
Alton Merrell - piano
Jeff Grubbs - bass
Kyle Andrews - drums
Lynn Speakman (alto saxophone/flute) has been a performer, composer, arranger, copyist, and music educator for the past 20 years. Her career has given her the opportunity to perform with bands such as the Christian McBride Big Band, Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and Wycliffe Gordon Big Band as well as her own small groups. Lynn is also an experienced music educator and has performed and taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop for 12 years as well as Calhoun School and Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Middle School Jazz Academy in NYC, Detroit Civic Youth Jazz in Michigan, and Center of Life Jazz in Pittsburgh.
In addition to teaching and performing, Lynn spends much of her time composing and arranging as well as transcribing and engraving music for her own band, her students, and for a large list of clients in NYC, where she resided for 7 years.