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  • Lynn Speakman (2018)

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    Lynn Speakman has a video at Indiegogo in which one of her mentors, Ron Blake, says "Everything she does is huge!", to which she retorts "Except when I stand up!" Lynn is quick, funny and warm, she's an excellent flautist, saxophonist, composer and arranger—but it's true, she's short.

    Lynn has been teaching at the Stanford Jazz Workshop for many years. She's performed with the Christian McBride Big Band, Gerald Wilson and His Orchestra, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, the Wycliffe Gordon Big Band, and her own small groups.

    Lynn has also taught at the Jazz at Lincoln Center Middle School Jazz Academy in New York City, the Detroit Civic Youth Jazz, and Center of Life Jazz in Pittsburgh. She lived for seven years in New York City, but has found a more compatible fit in Pittsburgh, where she and her husband, Josh, now live with their two beagles.
    Pick Artist Album Song Label
    # 1 Richard Sherman Bucoliques: French Album III Printemps Blue Griffin
    # 2 The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra Live in Swing City: Swingin' with Duke Main Stem Sony
    # 3 Ron Blake Organ Quintet Not commercially available Sara's Dance N/A
    # 4 Andrew Speight Not commercially available I Didn't Know What Time It Was N/A
    # 5 Cannonball Adderley and Milt Jackson Things Are Getting Better Groovin' High OJC
    # 6 Christian McBride Big Band Not commercially available Trouble Man N/A
    # 7 Ron Blake and Geoffrey Keezer Not commercially available TGTT N/A
    # 8 Geoffrey Keezer Falling Up Falling Up MaxJazz
    # 9 Jeff "Tain" Watts Family A Wreath for John T. Smith Dark Key
    Book Jimmy Heath and Joseph McLaren, "I Walked with Giants: The Autobiography of Jimmy Heath"
    Luxury Item "My beagle Gracie"
    Castaways by date
    Amanda Addleman
    17 Jan
    Howard Alden
    31 Jan
    Denny Berthiaume
    07 Feb
    Roberto Fonseca
    06 Mar
    John Hanrahan
    24 Jan
    Ron Jackson
    10 Jan