Steve Lacy
Born: 1934

Steve Lacy, one of the greatest soprano saxophonists of all
time and a New England Conservatory faculty member
since fall 2002, died Friday [June 4th, 2004] at New England
Baptist Hospital. The jazz master who once defined his
profession as “combination orator, singer, dancer, diplomat,
poet, dialectician, mathematician, athlete, entertainer,
educator, student, comedian, artist, seducer and general all
around good fellow” was 69. He leaves his wife and
collaborator, the Swiss singer Irene Aebi.

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