Saul Lubaroff began his musical journey when he was eight years old. As a little boy in Philadelphia, he took private piano lessons. When the family moved to Iowa, Saul played the viola for one year, and then switched to Clarinet in 5th grade. In 7th grade, Saul’s love of jazz took over, and he added Saxophone to his list of weapons. He studied jazz improvisation from the time he was 13 years old, attended summer band camps, and took private lessons. Saul organized his own combo at the age of 16 and played his first gig at the Hillel House. Saul studied with Dan Yoder , the jazz studies director at the time at the University of Iowa. Saul was playing in big bands before he was old enough to drive a car.
Excelling as a saxophonist, clarinetist and flautist, Saul stands as a great cog in the Eastern Iowa Music scene.
Performing with his own Jazz Group – deftly named The Saul Lubaroff Quartet, Saul has 2 CD’s available on itunes, Amazon- other digital music providers on the internet. An accomplished free-lance woodwind artist, Saul has played with Orchestra Iowa in the woodwind section for Bernadette Peters. You will often spot Saul as a sideman with The Bernemann Bros band, Brass Transit Authority, The Tanya English Band, James Mons and his NOT so little Monsters, The Nic Arp band and basically who ever calls him for a gig! Saul is a full time member of The Fez- Eastern Iowa’s Premier Steely Dan Tribute band, a 29 yr member of the powerful Soul band Shade of Blue, a 25 yr member of the Johnny Kilowatt Band as well as subbing and free lancing with many wonderful bands and musicians around the Midwest. In 2009 a lifelong dream was fulfilled by traveling to NYC and playing at the Knickerbocker jazz club in Greenwich Village with jazz pianist Michael Wolff and his Trio with Victor Jones drums and Ben Wolf on bass. In 2013, a journey to Chicago to perform with Michael’s touring band with Mike Clark ! – of Herbie Hancock fame on drums and bassist Jeff Berlin. When traveling, Saul always brings his horn, and has been spotted in Madison, WI with local Latin Jazz king Tony Castenada and his band. In Philadelphia in 2012, a jam session in Old Town Philly with jazz sax hero and college friend Anibal Rojas where Saul met Jill Scott’s bass player. In Santa Monica, CA a jam session at Harvelle’s by the ocean. Saul maintains a local teaching studio. In his spare time, Saul spends time with his wife Georgia Black who is the love of his life. Saul also has 2 amazing sons. Zane and Will who are the light of his life.