Extremely popular among jazz campers for her highly positive attitude, saxophonist Lynn Speakman has taught at SJW since 2007. She is also a gifted educator, teaching with programs such as the Stanford Jazz Workshop, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's Civic Jazz program, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Middle School Jazz Academy, and the Calhoun Summer Jazz Workshop.
Lynn's career has given her the opportunity to meet and perform with many great musicians. She has performed at the Detroit International Jazz Festival with bands such as the Gerald Wilson Orchestra and the Christian McBride Big Band and has given concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Rose Theater, Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola, and the Village Vanguard, as well venues in Germany, France, and Japan. Lynn has had the privilege of sharing the stage with many great jazz musicians including Rodney Whitaker, Wycliffe Gordon, Wynton Marsalis, Gerald Wilson, Christian McBride, Geoffrey Keezer, Ron Blake, Stefon Harris, Jon Faddis, and the late, great Frank Morgan, among others. Currently, Lynn is a member of DIVA Jazz Orchestra, plays frequently with the Solomon Douglas Swingtet, and subs in bands such as the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra and Maria Schneider Jazz Orchestra.
Lynn leads an exciting life as a freelance performer, educator, composer, arranger, copyist/engraver, and transcriber in New York City. She hopes to entertain and inspire many more audiences and students with her gift of music.