Lionel Lyles, sax
Mike Fitzhugh, trombone
Hope Udobi, piano
Percy White, bass
Tyler Leak, drums
Lionel D. Lyles II was born in Boulder, Colorado. He majored in music education while at Morgan State University. The Lionel Lyles Quintet recorded it’s first studio project in 2006, “The Lionel Lyles Quintet: The September Sessions”. Soon after, Lionel enrolled at North Carolina Central University to pursue a Master of Music in Jazz Studies Saxophone Performance. While at NCCU, he had theopportunity to study with great jazz icons such as Branford Marsalis, Joey Calderazzo, Jimmy Heath, Roy Hargrove, Brian Horton, and Dr. Ira Wiggins.
The Lionel Lyles Quintet recorded its second studio album in 2014 by the name of “The Lionel Lyles Quintet: At The Precipice”. In 2015 Lionel won a JAZZY given by the Washington DC City Paper best jazz tenor, and Best Performing Artist across all genres.
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