Remy Le Boeuf

Remy Le Boeuf

Assistant Professor, Jazz & Commercial Music

What I do


Professional Biography

Remy Le Boeuf is a 4x Grammy-nominated composer and saxophonist whose music is rooted in the jazz tradition and overlaps into contemporary classical and indie-rock realms. Le Boeuf is also the founder and director of the jazz orchestra, Assembly of Shadows, as well as the Chief Conductor of the Nordkraft Big Band in Denmark. He has worked with a range of collaborators including the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis, Linda Oh, HAIM, JACK Quartet, Dayna Stephens, Prefuse 73, and his identical twin brother Pascal, with whom he co-leads the experimental quintet, Le Boeuf Brothers.

With his debut jazz orchestra release, Assembly of Shadows (2019), Le Boeuf established himself as a unique voice with a penchant for cinematic majesty and melody-driven themes. Hailed by the New York Times for his music’s “overwhelming beauty,” he quickly earned two Grammy nominations for Best Instrumental Composition & Best Arrangement the following year. In 2021, he released a complementary sequel, Architecture of Storms (2021), showcasing his acrobatic saxophone playing while exploring the diversity of his emotions and influences. His sophomore album garnered two additional Grammy nominations for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album and Best Arrangement, Instrumental or a Capella. Le Boeuf has released several additional albums as a leader of smaller projects including his solo album and book, Vignettes II (2023), and his quintet album, Light as a Word (2019). He is also co-leader of five albums with Le Boeuf Brothers. Le Boeuf’s latest jazz orchestra release, Heartland Radio (2024), was released March 15, 2024.

Le Boeuf's list of honors include commissions from Chamber Music America, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, as well as 7 ASCAP Young Composer Awards, the BMI Foundation's Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize, the Sammy Nestico Award, and the Copland House Residency Award. He has received additional awards from the Doris Duke Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Copland Fund, YoungArts, Cafe Royal Cultural Foundation, New York Youth Symphony, International Society of Jazz Arrangers and Composers, and Society of Composers.

Le Boeuf is an Assistant Professor and Director of Jazz and Commercial Music Studies at the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music.


  • MM, Jazz Saxophone Performance, The Manhattan School of Music, 2009
  • BM, Jazz Saxophone Performance, The Manhattan School of Music, 2007


  • Grammy Nomination - Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella, Grammy Awards
  • Grammy Nomination - Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album , Grammy Awards
  • ASCAP Foundation/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra Commissioning Prize, ASCAP/Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
  • Rising Star Big Band, 88th Downbeat Magazine Readers Polls
  • Finalist - Jazz Category, International Songwriting Competition