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Robert Portnoy
Educator, Performing Artist

As a multi-woodwind instrumentalist, Grammy-nominated artist, Rob has worked with superstar names such as Ella Fitzgerald, Sammy Davis Jr., Mel Torme, Aretha Franklin, Wayne Newton, Nancy Wilson, Don Sebesky, Mickey Rooney, Red Skelton, Debbie Reynolds, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Liza Minnelli, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Sarah Vaughn as well as many, many more legends. Rob has played in a multitude of Broadway musicals, performed on oodles of television thows in the orchestras of Merv Griffin and Tom Scott in hundreds of venues including Carnegie Hall in the Don Sebesky Orchestra, The Kimmel Center, Philadelphia Academy of Music, Atlantic City Ballet, all Atlantic City casino theaters, as well as with the Ocean City Pop’s, Brookdale Jazz Orchestra and Cape Shore Jazz Orchestra.

He has toured internationally with Manny Album, Steve Lippia, Steve & Eydie, Frank Sinatra Jr. and others. His world-class resume also includes studies at Hart College of Music, Philadelphia Musical Academy, University of Michigan, as well as private study on Saxophone with Eddie Daniels and Donald Sinta, clarinet with Anthony Giggliotti, Anthony Ciccarelli and Harold Karabell, flute with Harold Bennett, Michael Parloff and piccolo with John Krell .

In addition to playing, Rob has many private students, is on staff teaching woodwinds at Holy Spirit High School, Music & Arts and Stockton University.


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Drawing on the style of classic French saxophones, the EAS850 Rue Saint-Georges model projects a focused, centered sound suited to professional players. The DS mechanism and keywork design revolutionize the way a saxophone feels and plays. Quick and light action leads to precise and elegant playing. The EAS850 includes both the "R" neck and the "S" neck, providing players with enhanced flexibility within the same instrument outfit.

  • Rue Saint-Georges Eb Alto Saxophone
  • DS Mechanism
  • High F# key, gold lacquer finish
  • Adjustable thumbrest
  • "R" and "S" necks
  • Deluxe engraving
  • Deluxe case