Born: October 27, 1972 Primary Instrument: Bass
Robert Sabin has been distinguishing himself on the New York jazz scene for over a decade by performing in an enigmatic cross-section of musical genres. He was awarded Second Place in both the 2001 and 2003 International Society of Bassist's Jazz Competitions, and has appeared alongside such artists as Oliver Lake, Dick Oatts, Donny McCaslin, Luis Bonilla, John Riley, Dee Alexander, Aaron Johnson, Jim McNeely, Onaje Allan Gumbs, Victor Lewis, David Leibman, Chico O'Farril, Billy Taylor, Ted Rosenthal, Dianna Krall, Bill Watrous, The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, The Turtle Island String Quartet, Steve Turre, Vince Mendoza, Roland Hanna, Giacomo Gates, Mellisa Hamilton, Robin Aleman, Bob Mintzer, Carl Fontana, and Ernie Watts....
New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
As an educator, Sabin is Coordinator for the Jazz Program at the New York Summer Music Festival and Institute, conducting and teaching alongside world class artists from The Philadelphia Orchestra, Village Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Curtis Institute, and Manhattan School of Music. As an educator, he is the conductor/director of the Hunter College High School Jazz Ensembles, and accompanied them during their 2003 tour of Spain, which included performances in Barcelona, Valencia, and Escorial. He has served on the faculty of Teachers College/Columbia University, and the Hartwick Colleg Summer Music Festival until it's demise in 2005. He is a New York Pops Teaching Artist, and has participated in their Musical Mentors, and the Create a Symphony program. Sabin holds an M.M. from the Manhattan School of Music in jazz performance, as well as a BM from New York University.