'You are a true virtuoso! It sounds great, wonderful vibe!! I really enjoyed listening to this album!' - Peter Wolf, World Hit Producer 'This is the most creative recording ever made by a tuba artist... a very important artistic statement. All of this work is done with the utmost care about intonation, balance, and clarity of lines.' - Samuel Pilafian, reknown Tuba Teacher, Soloist 'This CD is incredible! The sheer breadth of tone and wonderful articulations make this a 'must have' CD for any brass musician. It's powerful resonances have the power to touch any human soul; it's a disc you'll go back to over and over again. Bravo.' - Steven Mead, World Famous Euphonium Soliost JON SASS was born in New York City, 1961. Musical studies with Sam Pilafian 1976 - 1985, educated at the "Music and Art High School", today known as "Laguardia School for the Performing Arts", BA from Boston University 1985. Touring worldwide since 1980, member of the "Vienna Art Orchestra" until 1995, he has performed with reknown artists and in celebrated solo performances. SASSIFIED Welcome to the musical universe of Jon Sass! Sassified in all it's originality gives an indelible, unforgettable presentation of an artist which reflects the sound and presence of a very unique individual. Jon, a native of New York City's Harlem, is an African American artist who has traveled the world. Currently living in Vienna Austria, he is well known and highly respected as perhaps the most versatile and innovative tubist in Europe and all over the world. Sassified is a symbolic blend and innovative mix of styles with TODAY'S music including R&B, FUNK, JAZZ and CLASSICAL vocabularies expressed through his truly original creative voice. Jon feels a sense of enlightenment as he and his tuba become one, developing and producing a tuba style that penetrates the soul by playing delicious funk grooves, luscious rhythm loops sprinkled with sensual vocal like colors. He delivers with a huge arsenal of sounds from his instrument, through his instrument, showing great use of today's recording technology with varying sound textures. There are very positive overtones throughout Sassified, love overtones, binding all factors of all songs together to produce a great source of deep energy. This music feels good when you hear it! When asked how he would classify Sassified, Jon says: "It's beyond the tuba. It's beyond me. It's coming from my soul. It's an innerwork of art! ... It's hella funky!"