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Watch this young man, and more importantly, listen to him." Byron Janis Yaacov Mayman, saxophone player, has been contributing his unique musical voice 

- Borislav Strulev, All about Jazz

This evening he will be joined by Yaacov Mayman on saxophone, recognized for his powerful warm sounds, dazzling virtuosity and original style.

- WBGO Events


Yaacov Yon Mayman, a Grammy nominated saxophone player, composer and artistic director has been indulging audience 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 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 a 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 Metropolitan area, New York. Community Concert Network, Inc. has gone directly into the local community and neighborhood centers to facilitate an 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


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