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Ofer Assaf

Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Born: March 10, 1976    

Ofer Assaf

Ofer Assaf is a jazz saxophonist and composer. Born in Israel, Ofer Assaf's exposure to music began with the recorder at the age of 6. While attending the Thelma Yellin high school of the arts, Ofer divided his time between his passions of music and dance. He was dancing professionally for several years, but eventually decided to focus on music as his career.

Ofer's love of creating music led him to excel in the saxophone, and he went on to win the Israeli National Competition in Jazz and Contemporary Music for young musicians in 1991. After completing high school, Ofer was a saxophonist with the Air Force and IDF Orchestras in the Israeli army to fulfill his mandatory national service. During that time, he had the privilege to perform at monumental events for world leaders, including former President Bill Clinton, and former Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin. His career in Israel explored a myriad of musical avenues, including performing at nation-wide events. Ofer played for the 3000th anniversary celebration of Jerusalem with the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and a diverse array of national television and radio shows. He went on to perform with leading Israeli musicians, becoming a prominent local musician and a member of the Tel Aviv Big Band in the mid-1990's....
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    Tangible Reality

    Summit Records
    2009

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Summit Records (2009)

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“It's a pleasure to hear and see the tremendous musical growth of musicians with such superb talents as Ofer Assaf and his supporting cast of musicians. He is certainly going to excite a lot of jazz listeners who are interested in “good manly saxophone playing”…Ofer Assaf has to be one the better young, up and coming players who understands that “strong projection of guts” that is needed in the expression of “hard, gritty swing”. I'm surly glad that I finally heard this CD. I know that others will enjoy this music as much as I did. “

Billy Harper (October 2007)

“His ability to grasp this style of music [Afro-Cuban Jazz] was outstanding...

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Primary InstrumentSaxophone

LocationNew York, NY

Credentials/BackgroundOfer Assaf is a Saxophone teacher with a Bachelor degree from the New School University's Jazz Program in NYC. his exprience includes private instruction and workshops in the US, Europe and Israel. Music instructor in the following public and private schools since 2006 - Lowell school, Whittier school and Yavne Academy. Instruction specializes in Theory, Ear-training, Sight-Reading and Improvisation. Available for Workshops and Master Classes worldwide.

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