New School Jazz student Steven Frieder (saxophone) presents his senior recital.
Saxophonist Steven Frieder will be presenting two groups for his senior recital in celebration of his years at Manhattan School of Music and the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
In college, Steven studied with artists such as George Garzone, Steve Wilson, Jon Irbagon, Armen Donelian and Marc Mommaas. In high school, he developed a strong friendship with drumming master Bob Meyer that remains today. Bob’s work with Joe Lovano, John Abercrombie, Arnie Lawrence, Bert Wilson, and other notable jazz legends has influenced Frieder’s music in his own groups and the Bob Meyer Project.
Originally from Croton On Hudson, NY, Steven is establishing himself in the professional music scene as an exceptional as well as versatile saxophonist. His robust, old school sound speaks far beyond his 22 years, while his compositional and melodic approach to improvisation push toward new discoveries.
Steven has been featured on Jack Kleinsinger’s Highlights in Jazz 39th and 40th anniversary concerts as a part of a next generation group, and as a special guest. There he performed along with bassist James Cammack as well as Art Baron and the Harlem Blues and Jazz Band. He has also performed with Joe Lovano, Cameron Brown, John Hart, Neil Alexander, Judy Silvano, Ken Peplowski and many others.