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Film Scoring Major in NY Times

Jacob Yoffee, currently a Film Scoring major at NYU Steinhardt studying with Deniz Hughes, has also been characterized as a young rising jazz presence: "Thoughtful, passionate improvisations and an innovative approach to composition, saxophonist & composer Jacob Yoffee is a unique new voice on the tenor saxophone."  A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory in Composition, Jacob has had the opportunity to work professionally with Sean Jones, Gary Thomas, Roger Humphries, Dwayne Dolphin, Michele Rosewoman, Paul Bollenback and Darin Atwater & the Soulful Symphony. Currently Jacob leads several of his own groups including his quartet, the Murray Avenue Jazz Initiative - a nine-piece orchestra, and Metaphor, a four-piece electric group

Full article available at:   http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/16/arts/music/16circ.html?_r=1&oref=slogin