U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Quartet

The U.S. Navy Band Saxophone Quartet features Musicians Jonathan Yanik, Patrick Martin, David Babich and Dana Booher on saxophones. The quartet has performed at various venues across the United States, including featured concerts at the U.S. Navy Band International Saxophone Symposium and the Midwest Clinic. The ensemble regularly performs public recitals in the Washington, D.C. area and presents a unique program to children at local schools as part of the Navy Band's "Music in the Schools" educational outreach program. The quartet plays music in many different styles, ranging from standard concert saxophone quartet literature to contemporary and jazz, tailoring the musical selections to a wide range of audiences. Members of the quartet have won prizes in several international and national competitions including the North American Saxophone Alliance solo competition and the Heida Hermanns International Woodwind Competition. The members have also performed with top ensembles including La Garde R├ępublicaine (Paris), National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, National Philharmonic and Pittsburgh Opera. Individually, quartet members have earned degrees while studying with Frederick Hemke, Otis Murphy, John Sampen and Donald Sinta.   

Jonathan Yanik, soprano saxophone

Patrick Martin, alto saxophone

David Babich, tenor saxophone

Dana Booher, baritone saxophone