Erica Lindsay (born June 5, 1955 in San Francisco) is an American jazz saxophone player and composer.
Lindsay's parents, both teachers, lived in Europe in the 1960s. She began her studies in composition with Mal Waldron in Munich when she was fifteen years old and went to school there. She played in that time, first clarinet, then alto and tenor saxophone. In 1973, she studied for a year at the Berklee School of Music in Boston and then went back to Europe, where she began her music career and a local quartet went on tour, she also worked since then as a composer, arranger and soloist. Since 1980 she has lived in New York, where she's on television ( Tales From The Darkside, video, and ballet) wrote. As a saxophonist, she worked since then and Others with Liston Melba, Clifford Jordan, Dizzy Gillespie and, McCoy Tyner, Reggie Workman, George Gruntz and akLaff Pheeroan . Lindsay composed for theater, television and dance productions and worked with poets and performance artists such as Carl Hancock Rux, Janice King, Janine Vega, Mikhail Horowitz and Nancy Ostrovsky together. 1989 was created for the label Candid Records her debut album Dreamer ; contributory musicians including Robin Eubanks, Howard Johnson, Francesca Tanksley and Anthony Cox . She was also the only existing women's sextet from UJC Big Apple Jazz Women at the of Sharon Freeman headed. She leads her own quartet and is the co-leader of a quartet with Sumi Tonooka.
In the 1990s and 2000s Lindsay played with Oliver Lake, Baikida Carroll, Howard Johnson, Jeff Siegel, Thurman Barker and the formation of Trace Elements from San Francisco. They also published their 2008 album Quartet No / Live at the Rosendale Cafe . It too is on a duo album with Ricky Carter ( Soul Catcher ), two albums of Trace Elements (Parallel Universe or Live at Bruno's heard), also quartet released a first CD of its common with pianist Sumi Tonooka under the title of initiation . Erica Lindsay is also a Visiting Assistant Professor in the program Music on the Music Faculty at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson (New York) worked.Richard Cook & Brian Morton: The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings, 2nd Edition, London, Penguin, 1994 ISBN 0-14-102327-9