Saxophonist Howard  Dietz, is a  musician  from the Bay Area in the United States. Overtime, he has performed at many prestigious venues and festivals throughout the country including Davies Symphony Hall, The Meyerson, The Jazz Standard, Montreal Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival and SFJAZZ Center. He has appeared on stage with Pete Escovedo, Bobby Hutcherson, Ron Carter, Jimmy Cobb, Kenny Barron, the San Francisco Symphony, Johnny Mathis, Joe Lovano, Carl Allen, Sean Jones and Stefon Harris. Howard was awarded the grand prize winner of the 2016 Saxophone Idol competition sponsored by Buffet Crampon and Julius Keilwerth. In 2017, He won an award as an undergraduate “Outstanding Soloist” for Downbeat magazine. That same summer, 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 7 time Grammy nominated One O’ Clock Lab Band. Most recently, Howard was awarded first prize in the international Carinthian Jazz saxophone competition in Austria where he performed with the local Kelag big band and received praise from the local newspaper. Howard currently lives in DFW where you can find him performing regularly in the area. You can find his schedule and follow him on instagram: @howidietz