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Ian Rapien

“In my travels, I am exposed to hundreds of saxophonists every year. Ian Rapien is by far the most unique saxophonist I have heard in several years”, says Smooth-Jazz best-selling recording artist Walter Beasley. “In addition to his incredible delivery his compositions are equally impressive. In my opinion Ian represents the best of the new young musicians poised to take instrumental music to the next level.” After hearing Ian Rapien play the saxophone, most people find it hard to believe that he is only 24. Ian grew up in Anaheim, California, an extremely vibrant music scene for numerous genres including Rock, Rap, and DJ based dance music styles, all of which would go on to influence him in ways he would never have dreamed when first concentrated on the study of jazz

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Miles Davis Miles Davis
John Coltrane John Coltrane
Charlie Parker Charlie Parker
sax, alto
Charles Mingus Charles Mingus
bass, acoustic
Chick Corea Chick Corea
Wayne Shorter Wayne Shorter
Dexter Gordon Dexter Gordon
sax, tenor
Joshua Redman Joshua Redman
Steve Kuhn Steve Kuhn
Tim Berne Tim Berne
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