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Originally hailing from San Francisco, Sawyer now splits his time between Los Angeles, the Bay Area, New York and New Orleans. A graduate of The New School in New York, Jaz has performed with some of the biggest names in the genre including Wynton Marsalis, Abbey Lincoln, George Benson, Bobby Hutcherson, Grateful Dead legend Phil Lesh, and Mose Allison.
About working with Jaz, Abbey Lincoln said, "Simply Brilliant!" Jazz Times magazine says, "Sawyer offers a solo display of ticking-sticks artistry, versatility, ingenuity and maximum musicianship."
Jaz Sawyer has appeared in the most prestigious venues in the world including the Blue Note, Carnegie Hall, Davie Symphony Hall in San Francisco and the Sidney Opera House. In 2003, Sawyer released his solo debut CD entitled "Itz Time", on his own label, Pursuance Records with over 8 albums as a leader. More info can be found on his website, www.Pursuancerecords.com.