Chicago-based tenor saxophonist and composer Nate Lepine has been a steady figure of the city’s music scene since the early 1990s, and as a frequent performer, is an important contributor to its active jazz community. The two working bands he leads, a trio and a quartet, are the primary vehicles for his compositional output, and in addition, he works as a sideman with the Nick Mazzarella Quintet, the Quin Kirchner Group, and Herculaneum. Lepine has also recorded, performed, and toured with several notable rock acts including Cursive.
The Nate Lepine Quartet is this month’s artist in residence. They’ll be debuting new material each week.
- Nate Lepine — tenor sax
- Nick Mazzarella — alto sax
- Clark Sommers — bass
- Quin Kirchner — drums
“[Lepine has] a brawny yet agile tone, full of soul and grit.” —Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader
“The solos are scorching and the energy never flags; it maintains its breakneck pace with tremendous focus and resolve. Thrilling.” —Robert Rodi, Newcity