Steve Slagle has lived most of his career in NYC but was born in Los Angeles and has traveled around the world playing music. On saxophone, flute and as a composer, arranger, and educator he has been part of both the Grammy winning Mingus Big Band and Joe Lovanos Nonet; both as lead alto sax. On faculty at Manhattan School of music since 1991, he is also well known as a saxophone/composer clinician worldwide.

Leading his own bands and with the critically acclaimed Stryker/Slagle Band, he has developed his own voice, easily recognized in the world of jazz. Steve has been a Vandoren artist for many decades and feels that no matter what situation he is in musically, he can depend on their great reeds and equipment!

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