Steve Lehman Octet

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm


“One of the transforming figures of early 21st-century jazz.”—Guardian (UK)

“I’m rarely moved to say something like this, but Steve Lehman’s work is required listening for the next generation.”—Downbeat

Jazz saxophonist and composer Steve Lehman brings his octet to the best room for jazz in town in this evening of inventive and exhilarating music. Named Rising Star Jazz Artist and Rising Star Alto Saxophonist in Downbeat’s 2015 Critics Poll, Lehman employs advanced theories of spectral harmony—using novel juxtapositions to create shimmering timbres and complex harmonic overtones—to shape his unique, ultramodern sound. As evidenced on their critically acclaimed sophomore album Mise en Abîme, Lehman and his talented musicians brilliantly balance these heady concepts with nimble improvisation, showcasing both subtlety and the bright sparks issued by their ready-for-anything attitude.

Steve Lehman Octet
Steve Lehman—alto saxophone/electronics, Jonathan Finlayson—trumpet
Mark Shim—tenor saxophone, Tim Albright—trombone
Chris Dingman—vibraphone , Jose Davila—tuba
Drew Gress—bass, Tyshawn Sorey—drum set

@ the Wexner Center for the Arts

Tickets are $20 for the general public, $17 for WexMembers, $13 for students, and may be purchased in advance right here.

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