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yanagisawayanagisawaEngineering innovations and functional excellence from the player's perspective. Each and every Yanagisawa saxophone part and technology embodies a spirit of craftsmanship driven by an endless quest for the ideal in tone and the ultimate in playability.

At Yanagisawa, we blend advanced technologies with traditional Japanese devotion and skill to meticulously handcraft the finest saxophones in the world.


New information

Yanagisawa artist Michael Paulo’s new CD “Cruisin La Cresta” which reached “the No.1 most added track” on “Smooth jazz radio” is out now.
Please see the PDF for details.
Cruisin La Cresta

New information

A promotion video of Yanagisawa artist KANZAKI has been accomplished, and is uploaded https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaA9cZj8L_g
and also a nice picture of him with the A-WO10 has been uploaded on his artist page.
Check them out!

New information

Yanagisawa artist Mark Gross reviewed the A-WO10
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCog1lIYFYs  Check it out!

New equipments information

Yanagisawa artists has added new models to their equipment.
Tia Fuller: A-991GP
Julian Chan: A-WO1
Bruce Williams: A-WO2
Tim Green: A-WO20
Takahiro Miyazaki: A-WO37PG
Kanzaki: A-WO10


Yanagisawa artist Tim Green formed the band "NEW CENTURY JAZZ QUINTET" and they released a CD album
"Time is Now" http://newcenturyjazzquintet.com/ Check it out!

New Alto saxophone WO series!!

YANAGISAWA New Alto Saxophone "WO series" are launching!!
The wait is over!


New Yanagisawa Artist!

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A Tenor saxophonist JD Allen has been added to the Yanagisawa airtist. http://www.yanagisawasax.co.jp/e_artists/view/326/JD_Allen 

His new album "bloom" is now availbe. Check it out!

New Yanagisawa Artist!

A Malaysian saxophonist Julian Chan has been added to the Yanagisawa Artist.

New Yanagisawa Artist!

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A Puerto Rican saxophonist Billy Carrion Jr. has been added to the Yanagisawa Artist. http://www.yanagisawasax.co.jp/e_artists/view/322/Billy_Carrión_Jr._

Jean-Denis MICHAT tried the A-WO10

Yanagisawa Artist Jean-Denis MICHAT http://www.yanagisawasax.co.jp/e_artists/view/199/Jean-Denis_Michat who is
a Professor of the National Conservatory of Music Lyon tried the Yanagisawa new Alto A-WO10 and sent us the testimony
WO series Testimony by Jean-Denis MICHAT

New Yanagisawa Artist!

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A Swedish musician Anders Hagberg has been added to the Yanagisawa Aritis Page!

New Yanagisawa Artist!

An Australian Saxophonist Christina Leonard has been added to the Yanagisawa Artist page! 

CD Information


Yanagisawa Saxophone Artist B. J. Jansen has released his CD "RONIN"!

His first new release in nearly two years, Yanagisawa Baritone Sax Artist, B.J. Jansen returns with a new quartet album, "RONIN," on (ARC) Artists Recording Collective. "RONIN" hits the streets March 4th, 2014 and features;
Mamiko Watanabe on piano, Mike Boone on bass, Amanda Ruzza on bass, Chris Beck on drums and Dorota Piotrowska on drums. "A baritone saxophone-led quartet takes a lot of guts. The beauty of this recording lies in both its period approach and the superb sonics captured by modern recording. Jansen... proves his chops on his solid original repertoire. Ronin is a solid bop outing." - AllAboutJazz
Media Contact: Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
269 State Route 94 SouthWarwick, NY 10990 Ph: 845-986-1677 / Fax: 845-986-1699  Cell / text: 917-755-8960
Skype: jazzpromo jim@jazzpromoservices.com  www.jazzpromoservices.com 


Tour Information

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Yanagisawa Artist Vincent Herring with "Soul Jazz Alliance" led by Joris Dudli(Dr) is touring Europe
(Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Greece, Sweden, Denmark and Italy) from February to March, 2014.
For more information, please see the file and ask each venues.

tour itinerary

New Yanagisawa Artist

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Sandor Rigo has been added to the Yanagisawa Artist Page!

New information

The Belgian Yanagisawa Artist Frank Deruytter just renewed his website.
It has a lot of his information, including pictures of his recent project the "Frank Deruytter Quartet" featuring Peter Earskine.
Check it out!

New artist information!

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A Belgian saxophone player Dieter Limbourg has been added to Yanagisawa Artist page!

New Yanagisawa Artist!


Michaël CHERET (France) has been added to the Yanagisawa Artist page!


New CD information

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Steve Slagle has been added to Yanagisawa Artist page!
And his newest recording ’EVENSONG’ is
now on sale!

Media Contact:
Jim Eigo Jazz Promo Services
269 State Route 94 South
Warwick, NY 10990
Ph: 845-986-1677 / Fax: 845-986-1699
Cell / text: 917-755-8960
Skype: jazzpromo


Two Yanagisawa Saxophone artists Vincent Herring(A-991GP) & Mark Gross(A-9933 inner GP)
had a great concert "Cannonball Adderley Tribute"


Frank Deruytter Quartet CD
New CD of Yanagisawa artist Frank Deruytter, "Bollerroll -featuring drum legend Peter Erskine"
has been released.
You can listen to the first track here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWoCke4gxak

New Yanagisawa Artist!

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Frank Deruytter has been added to the Yanagisawa Artist Page!

New Yanagisawa Artist!

Justin Robinson has been added to the Yanagisawa Artist page!

His CD "In The Spur Of The Moment" is now on sale.

New Yanagisawa Artist!

International saxophonist and artistic leader of the Brussels Jazz Orchestra (BJO, Belgium), Frank Vaganée, has been added to the Yanagisawa Artist page!

New Yanagisawa Artist!

Michael Paulo has been added to the Yanagisawa Saxophone Artist!

B.J. Jansen liked the B-9930

B.J. Jansen tried the Yanagisawa Baritone Saxophone  B-9930 at the NAMM show in Anaheim CA.
He liked it so much and added one to his equipment along side his B-991!

New Yanagisawa Artist!

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Tim Green has been added to the Yanagisawa Saxophone Artist
and his new CD "Songs From This Season" is released on Feb. 12, 2013    Check it out!

Mark Turner plays on Yanagisawa

Mr. Mark Turner tried Yanagisawa saxophones when he came to Tokyo and liked soprano the S-9030.
Now he started to use it in his performance

Emanuele Fresia has been added to the Yanagisawa Artist! Dec. 26, 2012

Susanne Alt has been added to the Yanagisawa Aritist, check it out!

B.J.Jansen has been added to the "artist page"! June 27, 2012

New CD information


Yanagisawa Saxophone Player Mr. Katsuki Tochio has released his new CD “EVOCATIONS an unaccompanied saxophone solo” on April 25, 2012.


You can enjoy the great sound of the B-9930BSB and his marvelous skill on the CD.


Yanagisawa Artist Vincent Herring  has updated his "Equipment page" on his website
http://www.vincentherring.com/equipment.html   Check it out!

Jean-Denis Michat has been added to the"Artists page"!

Pink gold-plated finish added to the special ligature range!


An American saxophone technician Matthew Stohrer visited our factory and made his report.
Please click the link below to see Matt's report of his tour of Yanagisawa factory!

Tommy Smith & Laura Fowles were added to the artists page!






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