lance Bryant


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).

With Abdullah Ibrahim & Ekaya

Lance Bryant Quartet performs at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Feb. 11, 2018.

With The Count Basie Orchestra. Saxophone solo on Frank Faoster's "Back To the Apple"

With string quartet, playing Lance's arrangement of this classic by Heitor Villa Lobos.

Lance's arrangement of "Go Down Moses" for saxophone and string quartet

From Lance's first CD, "Psalm"

From the "Original Broadway Swing!" Lance's sax solo at 2:40.

Arrangements by Lance Bryant for vocalist, Carla Cook

Lance in the sax section in Spike Lee's film "Malcolm X"