Most recently, Jeremy recorded & released his debut jazz album “First Take”, featuring a talented sextet with Mike Rocha, Ryan Dragon, Adam Bravo, Anders Swanson & Sam Webster. The album release show was performed to a sold out crowd at the blue whale jazz club in downtown Los Angeles. He can also be heard on the new critically acclaimed movie “Crazy Rich Asians”.
Saxophonist and woodwind specialist Jeremy Lappitt was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey and grew up in Tucson, Arizona. He achieved his Bachelors Degree in Jazz Performance from Arizona State University. During his time at ASU, Lappitt received the Special Talent Award and JazzBird scholarships. He studied under the direction of pianist Michael Kocour and Sam Pilafian, along with associated ASU jazz faculty. In 2010, Jeremy was awarded a DownBeat Jazz Magazine award in the category of Best Jazz Arrangement for “Um Segundo”. Later in the year, Lappitt was selected as Lead Alto in the 2010 Disneyland All-American College Band.
Upon relocating to Los Angeles in 2012, Jeremy has performed or recorded with a wide array of musicians including "Weird Al" Yankovic, John Stamos, Giancarlo Esposito, Richard Kind, Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton, Benny Golson, Jeff Coffin, David Liebman, Bob Sheppard, Doug Webb, Dan Higgins, Greg Huckins, Wayne Bergeron, Andy Martin, Carl Saunders, Ricky Woodard, Gary Foster, Gene Cipriano, Sal Lozano, Wycliffe Gordon, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Shew, Brice Winston, John Clayton, Steve Wilson, Roy McCurdy, and many more. He’s a member of orchestras, big bands and ensembles such as the GRAMMY Award Winning Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Buddy Rich Big Band, Laura Dickinson, Hugh Sheridan, Elliot Deutsch, Frank Stallone, Pete Christlieb, Bill Holman, Steve Spiegl, ska big band Western Standard Time & Steely Dan revue band Pretzel Logic.
Special performances and appearances include Willy Wonka LIVE at The Hollywood Bowl, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC’s THE VOICE, American Idol, Clint Eastwood’s “Jersey Boys”, Don Rickles, Hustler’s 40th Birthday Bash, Kris Jenner’s 60th Birthday Party and more.