PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University saxophonist and composer Stan Sabourin is showcased in a recent issue of Jazziz magazine, one of the top jazz publications in the world.
A recording of Sabourin’a composition, “Ozone,” as performed by the WSU Jazz Big Band is included on the CD “Burning,” distributed internationally in the fall 2011 issue of the magazine. The CD also features recordings from new releases by top jazz figures Randy Brecker, Larry Goldings, Gary Burton and George Benson.
Sabourin completed his MA at WSU in May 2011. “Ozone” is part of his master’s project.
“Sabourin is a fine saxophonist, talented composer and excellent educator,” said Greg Yasinitsky, director of the WSU School of Music. “This is the ninth year in a row that WSU students have been featured in Jazziz, and it is gratifying to see our School of Music honored in this way.”
Sabourin studied composition with Yasinitsky and saxophone with Dave Hagelganz, instructor and coordinator of jazz studies, and Yasinitsky. He performed in the WSU Jazz Big Band under Yasinitsky’s direction.