Lew Tabackin flutist and tenor saxophonist, is an artist of
astonishing vision. His electrifying flute playing is at once
virtuosic, primordial, cross-cultural, and passionate. His
distinctive tenor sax style includes the use of wide intervals,
abrupt changes of mood and tempo, and purposeful fervor, all
in the service of showing the full range of possibilities of his
instrument - melodically, rhythmically, and dynamically.
Without copying or emulating jazz greats of the past, Lew
Tabackin has absorbed elements into his style, ultimately
creating his own sound and aura.
His interest in music began in his birthplace, Philadelphia,
where he first studied flute and then tenor saxophone in high