Yaacov Mayman,
Saxophonist & Composer

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Yaacov Mayman

Saxophonist & Composer

Yaacov Yon Mayman, a Grammy nominated saxophone player, composer and artistic director has been indulging audiences nationally and internationally in his fascinating performances with powerful, warm sound, dazzling virtuosity, daring interaction and outstanding musicality.
Yaacov has over 30 years of experience in the music industry, especially Jazz. Yaacov has performed and/or recorded with such Jazz greats as Latin-Jazz Bobby Sanabria “Multiverse Afro Latin Big Band”, saxophonist – Benny Golson, Joe Lovano, Bill Evans, drums – Al Foster, Dave Weckl, Lenny White, trumpeters – Randy Brecker, Alex Sipiagin, Valery Ponamarev, Joey Morant, Gunhild Carling, guitarist – Mike Stern, bass – Rufus Red, Avishai Cohen, Leonid Ptashka, Valerie Ponamarev and many more…….

Yaacov has performed in the most prestigious venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Birdland Jazz Club, Dizzy Club Coca Cola, Red Sea Jazz Festival, Super Jazz Ashdod Festival, NY Latin Jazz Festival, “Made in NY Jazz Festival” and many more.

Yaacov Yon Mayman is an artistic director of the first and most prestigious online Jazz competition in the world called “Made in NY Jazz Competition”. In addition, Yaacov has carried out the project called “Made in New York Jazz Festival” as an artistic director and showed phenomenal success with the ability to carry out numerous successful Jazz competitions in New York with musicians across the world. 

Yaacov Yon Mayman is a president of the Community Concert Network, Inc., not-for-profit organization, and has facilitated numerous musical Jazz programs, high quality cultural events and concerts for low income and fixed income population and provided affordable access to concert halls in the Metropolitan area, New York. Community Concert Network, Inc. has gone directly into the local community and neighborhood centers to facilitate extraordinary professional cultural events in collaboration with famous Jazz musicians.

Finally, Yaacov has composed and recorded a Jazz album “Watercolors” with his Jazz compositions which were also performed with famous Jazz musicians such as Lenny White, Randy Brecker, Valery Ponamarev and many others in prestige venues

 

About my Courses

Big Band  Ensemble
Rock Band Ensemble
Pop Band Ensemble 
 
Philosophy Statement: Sing to Him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy. Psalm 33:3 
 Music is a gift from God given to mankind to enrich lives and enhance man’s expression of love to Him.  Our desire is that our students focus their gifts and talents into expressions that glorify God and reflect His image. 
 
Course Objective: To play jazz through a variety of different styles of jazz music.These styles are blues, shuffle, ballad, samba, and rock. Students will play and improve upon improvisation through chordal changes and alternative forms, including rhythm changes, and blues form. Finally, the members of the jazz ensemble will prepare for performances, festivals, and contests.  
 
Materials:• Musical instruments  • Improvisational selections
 
Course Content:• Preparation for jazz competitions • Preparation for concerts  Areas to be evaluated:•Attendance at rehearsals • Attendance at performances 
 
 
Instruments 
Saxophone 
Trombone 
Trumpet 
Piano Guitar 
Vocals 
Bass 
Drums 

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