Lynn Speakman - alto saxophone and flute
Patrick Breiner - tenor saxophone
Adam Bleil - trumpet
Thomas Wendt - drums
Dr. Alton Merrell - piano
Christopher McGraw - bass
Lynn Speakman (alto saxophone/flute) has been a performer, composer, arranger, and music educator for over 25 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, Wycliffe Gordon Big Band and many small groups. She was a member of the DIVA Jazz Orchestra while in NYC, which she had the opportunity to tour, perform, and record with. Lynn is also an experienced music educator and has performed and taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop for 15 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 and Judah Project 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 seven years. She currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA with her husband, Josh, and their two beagles, Remo and Penny.