LSAT is a fiery and engaging jazz quintet co-led by saxophonists Lauren Sevian and Alexa Tarantino. These two award-winning saxophonists have fused with a dynamic rhythm section that propels their music to new heights. LSAT presents original compositions highlighting the unique combination of baritone and alto saxophone, as well as their own interpretations of favorites from the jazz repertoire. The two saxophonists recently worked together in Maurice Hines' Off-Broadway Production "Tappin' Thru Life" featuring the DIVA Jazz Orchestra, and are thrilled to collaborate in this new setting.
Sevian (Mingus Big Band, Lauren Sevian Quartet) and Tarantino (DIVA Jazz Orchestra, Tarantino/Terefenko, Alexa Tarantino Quintet, SWEET CHARITY starring Sutton Foster) are both active freelance musicians and educators in New York City. Individually, they can be heard at various jazz clubs around the city including the Jazz Standard, the Blue Note, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, the Jazz Gallery, and more. Both are educators for Jazz at Lincoln Center's Youth Programs and travel across the globe as guest clinicians for various middle/high schools, colleges, jazz festivals, and summer jazz programs. Sevian, originally from Miller Place, New York, is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music. Tarantino, originally from West Hartford, Connecticut, is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. Tarantino spent several summers performing as a student at the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (Dave Rivello Ensemble, Ryan Truesdell's Gil Evans Project, special guest with Earth, Wind & Fire), and is looking forward to returning with her own project!
For more information on Lauren Sevian and Alexa Tarantino, please visit www.laurensevian.com and www.alexatarantino.com