The Steve Lehman Octet makes its University Musical Society (UMS) debut Saturday, November 9, 2013, 8pm in Ann Arbor's Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre. Steve Lehman is a “quietly dazzling saxophonist” (The New York Times) who works across a broad spectrum of experimental musical idioms. His pieces have been performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble and Sô Percussion, among others, and his 2009 recording Travail, Transformation & Flow was chosen as the “#1 Jazz/Pop Album of the Year” by The New York Times. This visionary composer is creating powerful new models for improvisation and leads his acrobatic Octet in this UMS debut. For concert information, visit the website link or call (734) 764-2538.