Jazz Saxophone faculty, Raffi Garabedian, releases new album

November 15, 2021
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Our newest faculty member, Jazz Saxophone instructor Raffi Garabedian, recently released a new album titled: MELODIES IN SILENCE.

You can listen to and purchase the album on Bandcamp or listen via other streaming platforms.

Raffi Garabedian Headshot holding saxophone

MELODIES IN SILENCE is a pandemic project. In a time of overwhelming unknown, I started recording solo improvisations wherever I felt safe -- outside among redwood trees in the Oakland Hills, or under fluorescent lights at my music studio in West Berkeley. The end result is a manifestation of dreams and melodies from a place where everything felt distant and nothing felt possible. It is a meditation on the surrealism of time, day, and night. It is a reflection on grief, loneliness, fear, anger, and hope.

Check out this video for one of the tracks on the album, Courage of Sunrise.

Raffi Garabedian - "Courage of Sunrise"