Jeff Lederer is a saxophonist, performer, teacher, and arranger/composer. Born in Los Angeles, he attended Oberlin College, studying comparative religion, and earned the Masters of Music degree from Western Michigan University. As a saxophonist, he currently tours internationally and records with Matt Wilson Quartet as well as with Salsa artist Jimmy Bosch. Lederer has also performed with the Mingus Big Band and Latin music legend Tito Puente. Together with vocalist Mary LaRose, he has produced four recordings for various record labels.
Lederer is active as an educator and clinician, working with students from elementary to University settings. He is an artist-teacher for the Metropolitan Opera Guild in New York City and has also recently conducted workshops/clinics at the University of Texas, Dartmouth College, SUNY Binghamton, the Guimares Festival in Portugal and many others.