Saxophonist Sonya Jason has been playing Yamaha alto saxophones since 1973, and has been a Yamaha Artist since 1994.
She is an internationally acclaimed recording artist and an award-winning composer and arranger with more than three dozen music recordings featuring her saxophone work, including three releases as a solo artist. Sonya has led her own bands in thousands of live performances since 1987. Playing for the King of Thailand's Golden Jubilee is just one of her numerous music festival appearances around the world. In addition, she has performed or recorded with the Yellowjacket's bassist Jimmy Haslip, smooth jazz guitarist Grant Geissman, The Brothers Johnson, and big band trumpeter Ray Anthony, to name a few. Legendary saxophonist Phil Woods said of Sonya, "The lady can play! Emotion and fire well-tempered by a sensitive, warm approach." Sonya is also an inspiring educator conducting clinics and jazz workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area.