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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.

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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 Instrument

Saxophone

Location

New York, NY

Credentials/Background

Ofer 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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