Co-founder of the Jazz Members Big Band in 1978, Lindberg is an active transcriber of original jazz recordings and has received numerous commissions from the Smithhsonian Institution for such work. His transcriptions have been performed by such artists as Joe Williams, Clark Terry, Gunther Schuller, and David Baker, and by such orchestras as the Count Basie Orchestra, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, the Woody Herman Orchestra, and the Carnegie Hall Jazz Band.
In 1993, two of Lindberg’s transcriptions were performed at The White House by the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Lindberg recently was commissioned by the Billy Strayhorn estate to transcribe recordings of the composer’s works that are presently unpublished. As a symphonic and jazz conductor Lindberg has performed with such artists as Misha Dichter, William Warfield, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Milton Hinton, Clark Terry, and Joe Williams.
A Professor of Music at The College of Wooster in Ohio, Lindberg is a graduate of Homewood-Flossmoor High School and holds Bachelor and Master of Music Education degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received a Paul Harris Fellowship from Rotary International for post-graduate study at the Academy of Music in Vienna and a Conducting Fellowship at the Aspen Music Festival. Lindberg has conducted and produced three albums on the Sea Breeze Jazz label, including the CD, The Jazz Members Big Band of Chicago: diggin’in.