Testimonial from Shintaro Yabe

“What is the good mouthpiece?”, this is the common topic in the conversations with classic music saxophone players. I love specially prefer to the saxophone sounds in the good and old era and it is necessary for me to have interest on the AIZEN mouthpieces.

When I have the AIZEN mouthpiece in my hand, I had instantly felt its precise production process and the spirit for the quality. The package also express the high quality of AIZEN mouthpieces. AIZEN mouthpieces not only have the excellent sound, the easiness of blow, and the precise tone pitch, and also provide “power and sensitivity” and “brightness and darkness”, such conflicted characters. Yes, this is very important for an outstanding good for music expression.

AIZEN is that. And AIZEN can respond for me as that. I think the AIZEN mouthpiece is my important partner for producing my own music. Thanks for AIZEN mouthpieces and AIZEN staff who had made the excellent saxophone mouthpieces.



Born in Shizuoka Prefecture. In 1998, Shintaro had graduated from Kunitachi College of Music at the top of his class with a degree in saxophone performance. He had been invited to his college’s graduate concert, Yamaha New Faces Concert, and Rainbow21 debut concert at the Suntory Hall.

In 2000, he had completed the master class of Shizuoka University, and earned the Honorable Mention prize at the first Gustav Bumcke International Saxophone Competition in Dortmund, Germany. Shintaro had performed the solo recitals, a chamber music to orchestras, wind ensembles, live-house jazz, and rock band dates.

He has studied saxophone under Yuji Ishiwata, Keiji Shimoji, Yoshiyuki Hattori, Atsuyasu Kitayama, Nobuya Sugawa, Yasuto Tanaka, and Fabrice Morietti. He also has participated the master classes of Masato Kumoi, J.M. Londeix, E. Rousseau, J.Y. Fourmeau, and J. Ledieu. Shintaro works for Tokoha Gakuen Junior College and Shizuoka Shimizu-minami High School as a part-time instructor.

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