Lance Bryant

Lance Bryant on the HR* Tenor 8 & DV NY Tenor 7*

“I absolutely love playing on my Jody Jazz HR #8! This piece has chiaroscuro (in singing, the blending of bright and dark), so I don’t have to trade one quality for the other. It whispers, it screams, it cuts, it articulates. I find the HR to be very expressive and right there with me in every musical situation.”

"On tenor saxophone I play the Jody Jazz DV NY 7* and I love it! The sound is full of presence and clarity. It articulates with ease and I never have to work hard to be heard in any situation. This gives me freedom to be creative and find my own voice. I also play the HR* Jody Jazz soprano mouthpiece. It’s easy to play the range of the soprano with it and it has a clean warm sound."

Lance Bryant Biography

Saxophonist and vocalist, Lance Bryant received his formal music education at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA, where he studied saxophone, composition and arranging. After moving to New York City in the mid. 1980s, Lance continued his education, studying saxophone and arranging privately with Frank Foster, the former director of the Count Basie Orchestra. In 1990 Lance began his decade-long relationship with the Lionel Hampton Orchestra and in 1993 became the Orchestra's Musical Director and Principal Arranger. Lance has performed, recorded and traveled extensively with major artists such as Phyllis Hyman, Jon Hendricks, Pet "LaRocca" Sims, Wallace Roney, Abdulah Ibrahim, James Williams and others. His connection with spirituality and music has endured. In 2002 he released Psalm, the first of four CDs featuring original songs, and jazz arrangements of hymns and Spirituals. His Broadway experience includes the musical After Midnight, featuring the music of Duke Ellington, Shuffle Along, featuring Tony Award winner Audra MacDonald, A Celebration of Cole Porter, performing with Harry Connick Jr, and most recently, MJ The Musical. When Lance is not
touring with the newly re-formed Lionel Hampton Big Band featuring Jason Marsalis and with venerated pianist/composer Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya, he leads his own newly formed big band, Lance Bryant & Shout! performing a monthly residency in Newark, NJ.



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