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Saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Jeremy Lappitt is from Tucson, Arizona. He recently achieved his Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Arizona State University. During his time at ASU, Lappitt received the prestigious Special Talent Award and JazzBird Scholarships. He studied under the direction of pianist Michael Kocour and Sam Pilafian, along with associated ASU jazz faculty. In 2010, Jeremy was awarded a DownBeat Jazz Magazine award in the category of Best Jazz Arrangement for “Um Segundo”. Later in the year, Lappitt was selected as Lead Alto in the 2010 Disneyland All-American College Band. Most recently, he had the pleasure of playing various woodwinds in the Broadway production of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas”. During various engagements, he has had the privilege of performing with renowned musicians such as Jeff Coffin, Dave Liebman, Wayne Bergeron, Wycliffe Gordon, Mel Brown, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Shew, Ron McCurdy, John Clayton and Steve Wilson.
Jeremy currently resides in Tempe, Arizona. He maintains a busy schedule coordinating a weekly jazz jam session at local restaurant/bar. Lappitt regularly performs in a variety of groups encompassing jazz, funk, ska, swing, rock, blues, salsa and even klezmer. When he’s not performing music, Jeremy enjoys teaching private lessons, writing and arranging music, and working for the ASU Sun Devil Marching Band.