lance Bryant

Biography

Jazz saxophonist and vocalist Lance Bryant is known in the jazz community as a skillful and thoughtful saxophonist and arranger. Lance is also very much a vocalist at heart, having grown up singing in church and later on the New York swing scene. He presents very personal, soulful and imaginative interpretations of jazz standards and original material. Lance has been touring and recording with some of the finest musicians of the New York/New Jersey area for over twenty five years. He has traveled extensively with Phyllis Hyman, Jon Hendricks, Pete "LaRocca" Sims, Wallace Roney, Abdulah Ibrahim, Bootsy Collins, and James Williams, Count Basie Orchestra and served as principal arranger and musical director of the Lionel Hampton Orchestra. Lance’s music is often tinged with the sound and spirit of Gospel music, an extension of his background. His recordings a solo artist include Psalm (2002), Testify! (2002), Count It All Joy (2006) and As For Me and My House (2008).


Mar
4
8:00 pm20:00

w/Abdullah Ibrahim - Luzern, Switzerland

KKL Luzern

The special music of South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim is loved and highly regarded world wide. Lance has been a member of his septet "Ekaya" for five years.

http://www.songkick.com/concerts/26381054-abdullah-ibrahim-at-kkl-luzern

Feb
25
8:00 pm20:00

Lional Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Univ. of Idaho, Moscow ID

http://www.uidaho.edu/class/jazzfest/calendar

Lance co-leads the new Lionel Hampton big band, dedicated to carrying on the legacy of jazz icon Lionel Hampton. Jason Marsalis, of the celebrated Marsalis family, carries on the vibraphone tradition, and was in fact hand picked by Lionel himself. This festival kicks off a short west coast tour for the band.

Feb
10
7:00 pm19:00

Jazz In the Sanctuary w/Yoron Israel

Victory World Church Intl.

465 Turnpike Street

Canton, MA 02021

A reunion of drummer Yoron Israel's collaborative New York ensemble from over twenty years, featuring saxophonist Lance Bryant, vibraphonist Bryan Carrot, guitarist Ed Cherry, bassist Sean Connery. The Dean of Boston Jazz Radio, WGBH's Eric Jackson will be on hand as host. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/1796289227303667/