Young woman holding a saxophone against a gray backdrop
Saxophonist Katie Neary
Photo: Joseph V. Labolito / Temple University

Katie Neary is an 18-year-old jazz saxophonist from the Philadelphia area. She is a first-year jazz studies performance student at Boyer College of Music and Dance at Temple University, where she participates in various jazz ensembles.

Katie attended Harriton High School and was formerly a member of the Lower Merion and Harriton Jazz Bands, the Philadelphia Youth Jazz Orchestra, the Helen K. Schwartz Advanced Jazz Ensemble at Settlement Music School, and the Kimmel Cultural Campus Creative Music Program jazz ensemble. Outside of playing music, Katie is learning the dance style Lindy Hop, and she plans on establishing a student organization at Temple University dedicated to that art form.

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