Chad Lefkowitz-Brown is a rising star in the jazz world, known for his virtuosic saxophone playing and innovative compositions. Born in Elmira, New York, in 1989, Lefkowitz-Brown began playing the saxophone at a young age and quickly developed a passion for jazz.
After studying at the Manhattan School of Music, Lefkowitz-Brown began making a name for himself on the New York City jazz scene, playing with a variety of musicians and ensembles. He quickly established himself as one of the most exciting and dynamic young saxophonists in the city, known for his technical prowess, musical sensitivity, and deep understanding of the jazz tradition.
In addition to his work as a performer, Lefkowitz-Brown is also a dedicated educator and composer. He has taught at a number of institutions, including the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and has written a number of original compositions that showcase his unique voice and style.
Lefkowitz-Brown has released several albums as a bandleader, including his acclaimed 2019 release “This Is Chad,” which features a mix of original compositions and jazz standards. He has also collaborated with a wide range of other musicians and ensembles, including the Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, the Mingus Big Band, and the Gil Evans Project.
Lefkowitz-Brown’s contributions to jazz have been widely recognized, and he has received numerous awards and honors throughout his career. He was named one of the “Top 10 Saxophonists Under 30” by DownBeat magazine in 2012, and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Saxophone Competition in 2014.
Today, Lefkowitz-Brown continues to be one of the most exciting and dynamic voices in the jazz world, pushing the boundaries of the genre and inspiring new generations of musicians and listeners around the world.
Page last updated 3/26/2023.