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Jeff Benedict
Jeff Benedict

Jeff Benedict is currently a Professor Emeritus of Music at the Califoirnia State University, Los Angeles. He holds a B.M. and an M.A. from the Lamont School of Music and a D.M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a student of Harvey Pittel. He is in demand as a classical recitalist and clinician and performs regularly with the Orion Saxophone Quartet. He has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony, the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Tanglewood Fellowship Orchestra. He is an accomplished jazz performer as well, currently recording and performing in Los Angeles.

In 2014 he formed the Jeff Benedict Big Big Band, which has released a CD, "Holmes" on the Tapestry Records label. His group with Dave Askren, The Dave Askren/Jeff Benedict Quartet, has recently released a CD, "It's All About the Groove" with John Belzaguy and Ramon Banda that has received numerous favorable reviews and has had frequent airplay on jazz radio. In 2013, he produced the CD, "Among Friends" by the Orion Saxophone Quartet, featuring guest Gary Foster. He has also recorded two albums under his own name on the Resurgent Music record label, Castle Creek Shuffle and Standard Fare, and has produced a latin-jazz recording for Sea Breeze Records, "Rhubumba" with special guest Bobby Shew. He is also featured on recordings bythe Dave Askren Quartet, the Hawk-Richard Jazz Orchestra, and by the Bobby Rodriguez Big Band. He has performed with many jazz artists including Toshiko Akiyoshi, Randy Brecker, Nick Brignola, Eddie Daniels, Carl Fontana, Curtis Fuller, Slide Hampton, Jimmy Heath, Hubert Laws, Wynton Marsalis, Bob Mintzer, Claudio Roditi, Diane Schuur, Lew Soloff, Billy Taylor, Mel Torme, Bill Watrous, Mark Whitfield and Joe Williams.

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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 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
Choose your model

EAS652 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