YACINE BOULARES saxophonist, composer
Yacine Boulares is a French-Tunisian saxophonist and composer (soprano-alto-tenor-baritone-clarinet-bass clarinet). A Sorbonne graduate in Philosophy, he later obtained a BA from the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris (CNSMdP) and the New School for Jazz in NYC.
Awarded most outstanding soloist at the international Esprit Jazz festival competition (Selmer endorsement) he is also a Fulbright Laureate.
He performed at major international festivals like Tokyo Jazz festival, Blue Note Tokyo Jazz sous les Pommiers, Jazz in Marciac and Banlieues Bleues. He has shared the stage and recorded with the likes of Placido Domingo, Aka Moon, Ran Blake, Senri Oe, Richard Bona, Sheila Jordan, Jaleel Shaw, Tabou Combo…
Yacine Boularès is also clinician and educator. In 2014 he was commissioned by the French Heritage Language program to compose a Musical telling the story of underserved French speaking African and Haitian communities in the USA. The show Amidou & Toya was premiered in NY in May 2014.