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Lenny Pickett

Born: April 10 1954
Born in: Las Cruces, New Mexico


Lenny Pickett

Lenny Pickett (born Las Cruces, New Mexico, April 10, 1954) is an American saxophonist and musical director of the Saturday Night Live band. In the 1970s he was a member of Tower of Power.

He is known particularly for his skill in the altissimo register (executed by using a combination of embouchure control, air stream control, and alternate fingerings), which could be heard during the opening credits of Saturday Night Live.