Improvisation, Jazz, Classical, Pop, Funk, CCM, Gospel
Math Rock, VGM, Modern Jazz, Hard Bop, Neo-Soul, Gospel
Jazz Improvisation, Saxophone, Piano, Flute, Clarinet
Super Soul Bros, CHON, Charlie Parker, Will Vinson, Chris Potter
UNT, University of North Texas, Jazz Studies, Saxophone Performance
Super Soul Bros, Cosmotropolis, Howi Dietz Collective
One O'Clock Lab Band, Yamaha Young Performing Artist, Keilwerth Sax Idol 2016
7 years, All ages, DFW, Bay Area
About Howard Dietz
He also received a 2013 DownBeat student award for his arrangement of “Fables of Faubus” written by Charles Mingus; and was spotlighted in an interview in the magazine.
Overtime, he has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals throughout the country including Davies Symphony Hall, The Jazz Standard, Montreal Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, and SFJAZZ Center. He has also done concerts with Pete Escovedo, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Barron, the San Francisco Symphony, Christian McBride, Joe Lovano, Carl Allen, Sean Jones and Stefon Harris.
During his senior year in college, Howard was awarded the grand prize winner of the 2016 Saxophone Idol competition sponsored by Buffet Crampon and Julius Keilwerth. He also won a 2017 Downbeat award as an undergraduate “Outstanding Soloist”. In late June, he was selected nationally, as a Yamaha Young Performing Artist and performed at the Music For All Symposium in Muncie, Indiana.
Howard is a graduate from the University of North Texas, where he studied under Brad Leali and was a member of the seven time Grammy nominated One O’ Clock Lab Band.