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Bob Mintzer
Jazz Prof, USC; Yellowjackets
Bob Mintzer is a saxophonist/arranger/educator who resides in Los Angeles. He is currently holds the Barbara and Buzz McCoy endowed chair at the USC Thornton School of Music. Bob is a 30 year member as saxophonist with the Yellowjackets. He is also the chief conductor of the WDR Big Band in Cologne Germany.
Bob has written over 500 big band arrangements, several jazz study books, orchestral and chamber works. He has played on over 1000 recordings and has performed with Tito Puente, Buddy Rich, Thad Jones Mel Lewis Big Band, Eddie Palmieri, Jaco Pastorius, Mike Manieri, Randy Brecker, and the New York Philharmonic. Bob has recorded 21 of his solo projects, 20 with his Grammy winning big band, and 10 with small band projects. He’s won a Grammy for best large ensemble recording in 2001 with the Homage to Count Basie cd on the DMP label. He’s received 7 other Grammy nominations for his solo projects and 10 nominations with the Yellowjackets.

http://www.bobmintzer.com/

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The 52nd Street Saxophone is a professional instrument and comes unlacquered for a truly vintage appearance. It is an exceptionally responsive horn in all registers across the range of the instrument, and produces a big, fat sound with precise intonation. A larger bell and rolled-style tone holes contribute to the sound qualities of this instrument that many compare to some of the great vintage horns of the past. 

  • High F# key
  • Upper and lower stack adjustment screws
  • Hand-engraved neck and bell
  • Italian leather pads
  • Metal resonators
  • Adjustable metal thumb hook
  • Hand-hammered bell
  • Blued steel springs
  • Unlacquered finish
  • Rolled-style tone holes
  • 52nd Street engraving
  • Deluxe case w/storage pockets and backpack straps
Choose your model

ETS652 Learn More +

The 52nd Street saxophone is a professional instrument and comes unlacquered for a truly vintage appearance. It is an exceptionally responsive horn in all registers and produces a big, fat sound with precise intonation. A larger bell and rolled-style tone holes contribute to the sound qualities of this instrument that many compare to some of the great vintage horns of the past. 

  • High F# key
  • Upper and lower stack adjustment screws
  • Hand-engraved neck and bell 
  • Adjustable metal thumb hook
  • Italian leather pads
  • Blued steel springs
  • Unlacquered finish
  • Hand-hammered bell
  • Large bell
  • 52nd Street engraving
  • Rolled-style tone holes
  • CASX600 case included