Loren Stillman
Saxophone Lecturer, Global Jazz Studies

The music of saxophonist and composer, Loren Stillman, has found acclaimed reviews in such publications as The New York Times, Downbeat Magazine, Jazziz, Jazz Times, and National Public Radio, marking him as an innovative voice of modern jazz. With his training stemming from Lee Konitz and David Liebman to Harvey Pittel, Stillman has performed, recorded, and educated throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan.
Alongside an impressive record of performances, recordings, and master classes with his ensembles, Stillman has performed and recorded alongside The Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra, Paul Motian Trio 2000+2, Carla Bley, John Abercrombie, Michael Formanek: Ensemble Kolassus, Ralph Alessi, Andy Milne’s DAPP Theory, Michele Rosewoman Quintessence, Tyshawn Sorey Oblique, Brad Shepik, Vic Juris, Jack Wilkins Quartet and The Vanguard Jazz Orchestra.
An early start to his musical career found Stillman as the recipient of two Outstanding Performance Awards (1996 &1998) and the Rising Star Jazz Artist Award (2004) from Down Beat Magazine. Stillman attended the Manhattan School of Music (1998) and The New School (2002) on a full music scholarship and was a semifinalist in the 2002 Thelonious Monk Saxophone Competition. In 2005, Stillman received the CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming and the ASCAP Young Jazz Composers Award.
Stillman’s original recordings, Going Public (Fresh Sound 2013), Winter Fruits (Pirouet 2008), It Could Be Anything (Fresh Sound, 2005), The Brothers’ Breakfast (Steeplechase, 2006), and Blind Date (Pirouet, 2006), received critical acclaim from The New York Times, New Yorker and four-star recognition in BBC Jazz Review, Jazz Man Magazine and Downbeat Magazine. Stillman has been featured on WKCR, Weekend America Public Broadcasting, and LIU Radio programming. Stillman was named in Ted Gioia’s 2017 How to Listen to Jazz as one of the elite 150 early and mid-career jazz masters setting the tone for the century. His 2014 album, Going Public, was highlighted in Nate Chinen’s 2018 Playing Changes: Jazz for the New Century as one of the 129 essential albums of the 21st century. Stillman is a recipient of the 2022 National Endowment for the Arts ARPA grant and is a Vandoren and Conn-Selmer artist. He currently teaches both abroad and at UCLA’s Herb Alpert School in the Global Jazz Department as a Lecturer of Advanced Saxophone.

Steven Loza
Director of the UCLA Center for Latino Arts; Professor and Chair of Global Jazz Studies
Arturo O’Farrill
Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity & Inclusion; Professor
Ruth Price
Adjunct Assoc. Professor
Hitomi Oba
Director of Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, Lecturer
Alison Deane
Associate Adjunct Professor
Roberto Miranda
Adjunct Assoc. Professor

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