Lynn Speakman, alto saxophone/flute
James Moore, trumpet
Joe Sheehan, piano
Paul Thompson, bass
Tom Wendt, drums
Lynn Speakman (alto saxophone/flute) has been a performer, composer, arranger, and music educator for over 25 years. Her career has allowed her 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 in NYC, where she had the opportunity to tour, perform, and record. Lynn is also an experienced music educator who has taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop for 17 years and 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, arranging, transcribing, and engraving music for her band, her students, and a large list of clients in NYC, where she resided for seven years. She lives in Pittsburgh, PA, and is active on the music scene there as a sideman and with her band, the Lynn Speakman Quintet.