Saxophone and Woodwinds

 

I play soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones, piccolo, flute, alto flute, clarinet and bass clarinet.  I studied saxophone and clarinet primarily with Harold Karabell and flute with Adeline Tomasone.  In 1983 I received a Bachelor of Music from Philadelphia College of the Performing Arts.  I also studied improvisation - primarily with Brian Trainor, a few months with Dennis Sandole and a couple of lessons with Phil Woods.  Professionally I’ve played in a wide variety of situations including small jazz groups, big bands, commercial bands in clubs and at society parties, pit orchestras and recording sessions.  I’ve had the opportunity to travel and play with many great musicians.  I’m currently involved in projects such as a saxophone quartet and my own small jazz band called the Lenny Pierro Group.

 

Listen to the Lenny Pierro Group.

 

 

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At the end of last year I went into the studio to record six of my big band arrangements.  We are now in the process of mixing the recordings.  I'll keep you posted on our progress.

I've been attending the BMI Jazz Composers Workshop since September and as a result I have some new compositions/arrangements for big band.  I'll make them available soon. 

I have a new arrangement for Big Band available on the Store page titled No More, No Less. This is a jazz ballad featuring alto saxophone.  Recently, I got a chance to hear it played by The Water Gap Jazz Orchestra.  They sounded great and I was pleased with the chart.  It is based on an assignment given to me by Phil Woods. Unfortunately, he never got to hear it. That's what happens when you wait 30 years to do your homework. No More, No Less is a tribute to the master, Phil Woods.

 

 

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