Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series presents 

Lauren Sevian's LSQ

THUR, NOV 19, 7:30 PM EDT




Convergence Arts and Flushing Town Hall present Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series. This is a three-concert/Q&A series presented by Lioness, a collective of female jazz instrumentalists/composers/bandleaders and a program of Convergence Arts, a non-profit committed to sharing the art and fun of improvisation with the community at large. This second conert features Grammy award winning baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian's LSQ with pianist Helen Sung, bassist Christian McBride, and drummer E.J. Strickland. 


Winner of the “Rising Star” Baritone Saxophonist in the 67th Downbeat Critics Poll, win- ner of the Hothouse Jazz Awards “Baritone Saxophonist of the year 2019” and the Jazz Journalist Awards “Baritone Saxophonist of the year 2020”! Grammy award winning baritone saxophonist Lauren Sevian is one of the most in de- mand musicians on the scene today. Ms. Sevian came to NYC in 1997 to attend the Manhattan School of Music, and soon thereafter began touring with groups such as Diva and the Artie Shaw Orchestra. She can be seen performing as a bandleader around the NYC area with her quartet, the LSQ, or LSAT, her quintet co-led with alto saxophonist Alexa Tarantino, which recently won first place in the “Made in NY” jazz competition in 2018. As a sidewoman, she can be heard regularly with the Mingus Big Band, and has performed with countless other groups, notably the Dizzy Gillespie all star big band, Christian McBride’s Big Band, Robin Eubanks Big Band, and the leg- endary Count Basie Orchestra. Her debut album “Blueprint” was released on saxophon- ist Greg Osby’s label Inner Circle Music to critical acclaim, winning a SESAC jazz award for national performance activity, and receiving rave reviews in publications such as Downbeat, Cadence, and All About Jazz. Her sophomore album, “Bliss”, was released spring 2018 on Posi-tone Records, and features all stars of the jazz scene, Alexa Taran- tino, Robert Rodriguez, Christian McBride, and E.J. Strickland. Her versatility as a mu- sician has led her to a variety of playing situations, working with the likes of actor Denis Leary, and most recently with Maurice Hines in the theater production of “Tappin Thru Life”. She is a frequent guest artist at many universities, high schools, middle schools, and jazz festivals across the country. As an educator, she has been teaching privately for over 15 years, is on faculty at the Manhattan School of Music, at Jazz at Lincoln Center as director of the “Young Women’s Jazz Orchestra” and instructor for the middle school jazz academy. She has adjudicated at many jazz competitions & festivals, no- tably the Essentially Ellington Competition at Jazz at Lincoln Center, the Monterey Jazz Festivals’ “Next Generation Jazz Festival”, the Victoria Music Festival in Melbourne, Australia, and the Eau Claire Jazz Festival at the University of Wisconsin in Eau Claire. Ms. Sevian endorses Buffet-Crampon saxophones, Rico Reeds (D’addario), RPC mouthpieces, Key Leaves, Robinsons Remedies and BG France accessories.



SAVE THE DATE! Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series continues with new artists! 


The Lioness Ensemble

SUN, DEC 13, 2:30 PM


Alexa Tarantino - alto saxophone

Jenny Hill - tenor saxophone, flute

Lauren Sevian - baritone saxophone

Amanda Monaco - guitar

Akiko Tsuruga - organ

Sylvia Cuenca - drums



WATCH NOW! Lioness Part I Amanda Monaco's Glitter Quartet streamed on YouTube on October 18, 2020



Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Series is made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Lioness: Women in Jazz Concert Seriesis made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Queens Council on the Arts.