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Jerome Sabbagh

Saxophonist and composer Jerome Sabbagh was born in Paris and has been living in New York since 1995. He has recorded six albums as a leader, “The Turn”, “Plugged In”, “I Will Follow You”, “One Two Three”, “Pogo” and “North”. As a saxophonist, composer and improviser, he strives for lyricism, directness and tone.

Jerome Sabbagh has played with Paul Motian (with whom he played at the Village Vanguard for a week with the drummer's New Trio with Ben Monder), Victor Lewis, Bill Stewart, Billy Drummond, Eliot Zigmund, Andrew Cyrille, Damion Reid, Reggie Workman, Matt Penman, Joe Sanders, Lage Lund, Guillermo Klein, Laurent Coq and Jean-Michel Pilc.

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”The 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.” (JazzTimes)

“Mr. Sabbagh played with untroubled self-assurance, and his songs had a sleek and sturdy appeal. Just as crucially, his colleagues strove for the unexpected, individually and as an ensemble. [...] Mr. Sabbagh avoided direct allusions to the the saxophone totems. What he is working toward, simply and effectively, is a sincerely personal vocabulary.” (Nate Chinen, New York Times)

“Sabbagh shows his weight throughout with wonderful tone and harmonic genius

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