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Loren Stillman

Loren Stillman

Loren Stillman, a 17-year-old high school senior from Croton, New York, makes his recording debut with Cosmos on Soul Note, recorded when he was 15. He’d already been playing for eight years by then, inspired by an uncle, Michael Stillman who “played the saxophone for me and I just fell in love with it.”

But this no novelty act; instead, Stillman has what Joe Lovano calls “one of these gifts of nature…he’s a natural.” When Stillman was 14, he attended Dave Liebman’s saxophone master class at East Stroudsburg University. Applicants for the yearly class are carefully screened and Stillman’s attendance was not guaranteed.

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