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).

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Lionel Hampton Big Band at SOPAC

The New Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis

South Orange Performing Arts Center

Lance Bryant serves as co-leader, saxophonist and arranger for this band. Most of the band members toured with Lionel during his last two decades with us. They maintain Lionel’s tradition of hard swinging and exciting music.

Earlier Event: October 23
Andy Farber Big Band at Dizzy's Club