College Faculty: Center for Music Entrepreneurship (CME): Practical Foundations Precollege Faculty: Jazz Saxophone Jazz Theory and Ear Training
Remy Le Boeuf is a Grammy-nominated composer and saxophonist whose music is rooted in the jazz tradition and overlaps into contemporary classical and indie-rock realms. Le Boeuf is also the founder and director of the jazz orchestra, Assembly of Shadows. He has worked with a range of collaborators including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, HAIM, JACK Quartet, Linda Oh, Dayna Stephens, and his identical twin brother Pascal, with whom he co-leads the experimental jazz quintet, Le Boeuf Brothers.
Le Boeuf is not afraid of beauty in his music. With his debut jazz orchestra release, Assembly of Shadows (2019), Le Boeuf established himself as a unique voice with a penchant for cinematic majesty and melody-driven themes. Hailed by the New York Times for his music’s “overwhelming beauty,” he quickly earned two GRAMMY nominations for Best Instrumental Composition & Best Arrangement the following year. In 2021, he released a complementary sequel, Architecture of Storms (2021), showcasing his acrobatic saxophone playing while exploring the diversity of his emotions and influences.
In addition to his jazz orchestra music, Le Boeuf made his mark as a saxophonist in 2019 with his sextet album, Light as a Word. Praised by the San Francisco Chronicle for its “radiant, uncluttered beauty,” the album features Le Boeuf’s long-time collaborators including Walter Smith III, Aaron Parks, Charles Altura, Matt Brewer, and Peter Kronreif. Le Boeuf has also released several albums as co-leader of Le Boeuf Brothers, including House Without A Door (2009), In Praise of Shadows (2011), Remixed (2013), and imaginist (2016) in collaboration with JACK Quartet.
Le Boeuf has received commissions and awards from SFJAZZ, Chamber Music America, The Jerome Foundation, Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, Copland House, Copland Fund, National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, American Composers Forum, Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation, New York Youth Symphony, University of Denver, Keio University, Society of Composers, BMI, and the ASCAP Foundation.
Le Boeuf has had an impressive career as a sideman, performing on projects led by the likes of Bob Mintizer, Alan Ferber, and Manuel Valera. In addition to his work as a jazz artist, he has displayed tremendous versatility as a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and producer on projects ranging from classical chamber music to indie-pop. He has had his compositions recorded and commissioned by JACK Quartet, Caleb Hudson (of Canadian Brass), and the Carr-Petrova Duo, and he has premiered works by composers Molly Herron, J. Mark Stambaugh, and Paul Haas. In the popular music world, he has played saxophone with HAIM and co-written songs with vocalist Cyn and producer Matias Mora.
Le Boeuf holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in saxophone performance from the Manhattan School of Music. He currently lives in New York City, where he teaches at the Manhattan School of Music.