Mark Lessman on SaxophoneI’m glad you found your way to my site.   Jazz is alive in San Diego and I am happy to be a part of it.

This site is for anyone looking for some sax in San Diego.  I have some music for you to listen to and keep a listing of any upcoming public gigs over there on the right sidebar.

I usually perform with my quartet but also do a fair amout of work with other bands and sometimes just perform solo with backing tracks.  I’ve also been working with a couple big bands including the Coastal Cities Jazz Band and The Jazz Katz Project which is a 13 piece band that features Whitney Shay on vocals.

I also do a fair share of private events with my group and many others. For anyone interested in live music for an event, please see my Bookings page.

If you would like to be informed of where I am performing, I send out an occasional email.  There’s a sign up for that at the top of the page.


“There’s plenty of Stan Getz in his airy tone and lyric style, but, to his credit, Lessman pushes beyond these Getz trademarks. By blending elements of music from slick-sounding Southern California, where he used to live, with a grittier influence of musical Chicago, where he’s now based, Lessman produces a worthy style of his own”.

Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune


Note: I’m not in Chicago anymore