Chad Lefkowitz-Brown

Tenor Sax

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Chad Lefkowitz-Brown is a Grammy award winning saxophonist known for his work in the jazz and pop genres. He has made television appearances with Taylor Swift and Phillip Phillips, and has toured on four continents with many esteemed jazz artists, including Clarence Penn, and as a member of the GRAMMY winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra directed by Arturo O'Farrill


Chad, an Elmira, New York native, began his career at age 11, performing throughout Southern Tier New York with local jazz legend, George Reed. As a young musician, Chad received many accolades, including a total of 15 DownBeat Magazine Student Music Awards for categories including, "Best Jazz Soloist" and "Best Original Song." 


Among the numerous collegiate programs that sought Chad’s scholarship, he continued his education in the arts at the Brubeck Institute, a prestigious fellowship program created by jazz legend Dave Brubeck. 


Since graduating from the Brubeck Institute, Chad has performed across the globe, and has appeared at venues including Carnegie Hall, the Super Bowl, and the GRAMMY awards. He currently tours and records as a soloist and sideman with many renowned bandleaders including Clarence Penn, the Metta Quintet, Jerry Z, and Arturo O’Farrill’s GRAMMY winning Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra. In 2014, Chad was the featured soloist on the title track of "Offense of the Drum" an album that went on to win a GRAMMY award in February, 2015 for Best Latin Jazz Album.