Monday, January 5, 2009

Dave Liebman (Heights '68), Saxophonist Extraordinaire

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Happy New Year! We look forward to hearing from you in 2009! Share your stories, memories and achievements by emailing us here.

Be sure to read this interview with Dave Liebman. Liebman is a master player in the modern style of John Coltrane and has played with Miles Davis, Pete La Roca, Chick Corea, Dave Holland and Steve Swallow.

For Dave Liebman's complete biography please click here.

David Liebman was born in Brooklyn, New York on September 4, 1946. He began classical piano lessons at the age of nine and saxophone by twelve. His interest in jazz was sparked by seeing John Coltrane perform live in New York City clubs such as Birdland, the Village Vanguard and the Half Note. Throughout high school and college, Liebman pursued his jazz interest by studying with Joe Allard, Lennie Tristano and Charles Lloyd. Upon graduation from New York University (with a degree in American History), he began to seriously devote himself to the full time pursuit of being a jazz artist.

We hope to record a podcast interview with Mr. Liebman so please stay tuned.

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