Testimonial from Jerome Sabbagh
“The Aizen tenor mouthpiece works extremely well in all registers, it
sounds great and projects very well. It’s even, balanced, easy to play
and it has just the right amount of resistance. It allows the player
to shape the sound much in the way that the great mouthpieces of the
past do. I very much recommend it.”
・ｽgMr. Sabbagh played with untroubled self-assurance, and his songs had a sleek and sturdy appeal. […] What he is working toward, simply and effectively, is a sincerely personal vocabulary.・ｽh
-New York Times
・ｽgThe willfully lyrical tenor saxophonist Jerome Sabbagh is the rarest of rare birds: a young tenor saxophonist with a distinctive concept, dependent not so much on his elders for inspiration as his own imagination.・ｽh
Saxophonist and composer Jerome Sabbagh was born in Paris, France in 1973 and moved to New York in 1995. There he formed the collective Flipside with guitarist Greg Tuohey, bassist Matt Penman and drummer Darren Beckett. They recorded an eponymous album for Naxos Jazz. Since then, Jerome Sabbagh has been writing music and leading his own bands, recording three albums as a leader, One Two Three, Pogo and North. As a sideman, Jerome has been involved with pianist Laurent Coq’s quartet and Guillermo Klein’s Los Guachos. He has also played in bands led by Jean-Michel Pilc and Magali Souriau.
Jerome has performed in many festivals including the Newport Jazz Festival, JVC Jazz Festival (Paris), Jazz In Marciac (France), Belfast (Northern Ireland) and Medellin (Columbia), and at venues such as Blues Alley (Washington), the Jazz Standard, the Jazz Gallery, Smalls, Fat Cat, the 55 Bar, the Knitting Factory, Birdland (New York), Radio France, Sunside, Duc des Lombards, AJMI La Manutention, Cri du Port, Pannonica, Sceaux What (France).