Toronto saxophonist Igor Babich specializes in elegant music for private and corporate events and play high end mellow tunes that creates comfortable, unforgettable atmosphere. Broad range of Standard Jazz, Latin, Brazilian bossa, Smooth Jazz,R&B/Soul, Lounge music and adaptations of Pop songs. You are welcome to review his playlist, audio and video samples, pictures and testimonials on www.igorbabich.com The perfect solution for: Wedding Ceremony, Cocktail Hour, Showers, Receiving Line, Fine Dining, Office Party, Networking Event, Open House, Engagement Party, Anniversary, Birthday, Golf Club Events, Country Club Events, Holiday Party and more..
We hired Igor to play for our wedding reception and were very impressed with his service! He was on time, flexible, professional and the music was beautiful!! We had great feedback from our guests as well. We would definitely hire him for another future event.
Wedding Reception in Newmarket, ON
Sep 2, 2012
Smooth jazz specialist
My guest were impressed and they know their stuff. Igor created mood and verve. Loved every minute. Wished he could have stayed all night.
Canadian Camping Association
Wedding Reception in Bradford, ON
Aug 24, 2013
Saxophone Player, Jazz Band
UNBELIEVABLE TALENT! A must for your event.
Igor Babich and band are fantastic & professional talent. The band played for a 100th black tie birthday celebration for over 200 guests on Dec 26 eve. Guests were from all over the world and many commented on the unbelievable talent of each band member. Igor Babich extended all expectations and many guests stated they will be contacting him for their personal events. Thank you Igor for making our celebration 2nd to none!
Birthday Party in Kitchener, ON
Dec 26, 2012
Saxophone Player, Dance Band, Jazz Band, Latin Jazz Band
Sophisticated and Professional
Igor was an excellent addition to our reception, adding cool sophistication to the atmosphere. His playing was excellent, and he was extremely responsive to our requests.
Pan American Food Festival
Launch Party in Toronto, ON
Nov 14, 2012
Hired Igor Babich for a President's Dinner
Igor was a true professional, arrived when he said he would, performed outstandingly and even got some couples onto the floor, even though the gig was primarily for background, ambiance. I'll be keeping his business card for use in the future and can recommend him without reservation.
Corporate Event in Toronto, ON
Nov 3, 2012
Excellent sax player - made the party!
Igor played at my birthday party on Saturday night and i can highly reccomend him as a saxophone player. The atmosphere of the party was wonderful due to his background music and we asked him to stay beyond the arranged time as no one wanted to leave. He is a wonderful addition to any party and i can highly reccomend him for any party.
Birthday Party in Thornhill, ON
Jun 9, 2012
The best saxophone player in GTA!
Just wanted to thank Igor for playing at my friend's birthday party. The party was a great success thanks to Igor. His music selection was in different styles and it was amazing, all our guests had a blast and we danced all night long. I would recommend Igor to anyone who wants great music and pleasant atmosphere. Yana
Birthday Party in Vaughan, ON
May 12, 2012
GREAT SAX PLAYER.
Hey Igor, just wanted to thank you for playing at my wife's birthday party. You really made the party into a superb occasion, your music was superb the music made the evening, all our guests were over the moon. I would recomend you to anyone who wanted great music and atmosphere. Les
Leslie S. A.
Birthday Party in Toronto, ON
May 26, 2012
A++ Great soloist & great band for any event & any genre
A+++. Igor Babich is a great saxopohone soloist as well as a great and talented musician. We hired him for our Wedding and h organized a 7-piece band to play music of various genres; Salsa, Merengue, Dance, Modern/Classic Jazz, Saxo-House. Everything was absolutely fantastic, Igor Babich band performed exceeding our expectations; they performed during our ceremony, cocktail & dinner.
Wedding Reception in Vaughan, ON
Jun 3, 2010
Saxophone Player, Blues Band, Dance Band, Easy Listening Band, Jazz Band, Latin Jazz Band, Multi-Instrumentalist, Oldies Music, One Man Band, Party Band, Wedding Band
Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail hour in Toronto
I'm so greatful to Igor for his amazing performance we had at our wedding. He provided a great variety of music and was able to fulfill every singe request we had.
We will definitly recommend him to our friends.
Igor, Thank you again!
Wedding Ceremony in Toronto, ON
Apr 7, 2012
Saxophone Player, One Man Band, Wedding Band
A Touch of Class with Igor's Smooth Jazz!
We booked Igor for my wedding reception and it was a night to remember. He provided a demo of his saxophone pieces and was able to uniquely recreate the music for our receiving line / first. Igor is a consummate professional and was able to adapt to the needs of our special night. I highly recommend him and will venture to say that he is the best saxophone player in all of Canada! All the best to you Igor! :)
Wedding Reception in Richmond Hill, ON
Jun 20, 2009
Family Party & Birthday Party - Great music!
We hired Igor for 2 events so far, and have him in mind for any future parties we have planned. He's very easy to work with, plays a variety of music and some of your all time favorites. Family & friends always mention how great Igor was.
Private Party in Toronto, ON
Dec 30, 2011
It was a real pleasure!
Thank you very much Igor for making our private party such a memorable evening! It was a real pleasure to hear your music... 2 days later our guests still talking about your play!!
We'll do it again!
ANNA ART Publishing Inc.
Anna Art Publishing
Corporate Event in Concord, ON
Feb 25, 2012
Special day filled with special music
My husband and I hired Igor and his band to perform at our wedding. Our special day would not be so great without the music we heard all night long. Igor's saxophone playing is something not to forget nor be indifferent to. He played during our first dance and I still have goose bumps every time I hear it in my head. I would recommend him and his band to anyone who is looking to experience a pleasure and joy that could possibly come from music. Thanks again for a wonderful night, Igor!
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Typical Gig: 15 - 300 minutes
Fee: $200 and up
Igor specializes in background music for private and corporate events and play high end mellow jazz music that creates comfortable atmosphere. You are welcome to review his playlist here or his website www.IgorBabich.com and build up your preferable choice of music.
Igor was born in Vitebsk (Belarus). He started on his first instrument, the piano, when he was five. Had a chance to go to Children's Music School for several years.
He picked up flute at the age of fifteen. At the same time Igor attended Vitebsk Music Collage. At the age of nineteen, he moved to Minsk, where continued his aducation at the Belarusian State Academy of Music. Igor switched to saxophone when he served in army. He has diplomas of Vitebsk Music Collage and a Bachelor of Music degree from Belarusian State Academy of Music in Minsk, where he studied the flute and saxophone.
Before going freelance, he spent over 20 years playing with a variety of bands and singers.
Igor moved to Canada in 2004 and since then shared a stage with Roberto Occhipinti, Alexis Baro, Mark Kelso, Rosendo Chendy Len Arocha, Kevin Laliberte, Jack Zorawski, Jay Boehmer, Stan Fomin, Amanda Martinez, Alberto Kingbombo, and Cassava Latin band.
He has performed at the Red Sea International Jazz Festival, Distillery Jazz Festival and Oakville Jazz Festival.
At this time Igor is available as a freelance musician with his band and solo for gigs and recording sessions.
Toronto saxophone player Igor Babich around the Web:
Saving All My Love for You - Whitney Houston
Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
Didn't We Almost Have It All - Whitney Houston
How Will I Know - Whitney Houston
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
I Believe I Can Fly - R.Kelly
Happy People - R.Kelly
Step in the Name of Love - R.Kelly
Sweet Love - Anita Baker
Rapture - Anita Baker
Same Ole Love - Anita Baker
I Apologize - Anita Baker
Serious - Anita Baker
Youre My Everything - Anita Baker
Baby Come To Me - James Ingram
Just Once - James Ingram
Forever More - James Ingram
Always And Forever - Luther Vandross
Here And How - Luther Vandross
Dance with My Father - Luther Vandross
Through The Fire - Chaka Khan
What Cha Gonna Do For Me - Chaka Khan
Stop, Look, Listen (To Your Heart) - The Stylistics
You Are Everything - The Stylistics
You Make Me Feel Brand New - The Stylistics
Where Is Love - Roberta Flack
Killing Me Softly - Roberta Flack
Feel Like Making Love - Roberta Flack
Tonight I Celebrate My Love - Roberta Flack
The Closer I Get To You - Roberta Flack
Historia De Un Amor - Latin Standard
Sabor A Mi - Latin Standard
Voy Apagar lal Luz - Luis Miguel
Somos Novios - Luis Miguel
Contigo Aprendi - Luis Miguel
Manha do Carnaval - Luis Miguel vers.
Cuando Calienta El Sol - Luis Miguel vers.
Delirio - Latin Standard
Como Fue - Latin Standard
Amapola - Latin Standard
La Bamba - Latin Standard
Oye Como Va - Latin
Perfidia - Latin Standard
Solamente Una Vez - Latin Standard
It's Impossible - Latin Standard
Quando, Quando, Quando - Latin Standard
Bessame Mucho - Latin Standard
Calibri - Incognito
Silhouette - Kenny G
Songbird - Kenny G
Coming Home - Kenny G
Wedding Song - Kenny G
Forever In Love - Kenny G
Sax-O-Loco - Kenny G
Rhythm And Romance - Kenny G
Light My Fire - Will Young
Paquito Funk - George Benson
The Ghetto - George Benson
You Are The Love Of My Life - George Benson
Nothing Gonna Change My Love For You - George Benson
This Masquerade - George Benson
Give Me The Night - George Benson
Everything Must Change - George Benson
Breezin - George Benson
Turn Your Love Around - George Benson
Morning - Al Jarreau
Were In This Love Together - Al Jarreau
Spain - Al Jarreau/Chick Corea
I Will Be Here For You - Al Jarreau
Aqua De Beber - Al Jarreau vers.
She Could Be Mine - Dave Grusin
Sleepwalk - Larry Calton
Same Ole Love - Kirk Whalum vers.
For You - Kirk Whalum vers.
Never Can Say Goodbye - Gerald Albright vers.
Walker's Theme - Gerald Albright
Morning Dance - Spyro Gyra
Little Linda - Spyro Gyra
Shaker Song - Spyro Gyra
Mr. Magic - Grover Washington Jr.
Winelight - Grover Washington Jr.
Let It Flow (for Dr. "J") - Grover Washington Jr.
Soulful Strut - Grover Washington Jr.
Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr.
Make A Memory - Grover Washington Jr.
All Of Me - Jazz Standards
Autumn Leaves - Jazz Standards
Fly Me To The Moon - The Great American Song Book
New York New York! - The Great American Song Book
Chicago - The Great American Song Book
Misty - Jazz Standards
My Foolish Heart - The Great American Song Book
The Very Thought Of You - The Great American Song Book
The Way You Look Tonight - The Great American Song Book
C Jam Blues - Jazz Standards
Mood Indigo - Jazz Standards
Solitude - Jazz Standards
Satin Doll - Jazz Standards
Every Time We Say Goodbye - The Great American Song Book
I Love Paris - Jazz Standards
Love For Sale - Jazz Standards
Its All Right With Me - Jazz Standards
Easy To Love - Jazz Standards
Night And Day - The Great American Song Book
Be Careful - Its My Heart
Cheek To Cheek - The Great American Song Book
Steppin' Out With My Baby - The Great American Song Book
Change The Partners - The Great American Song Book
Let's Face The Music And Dance - The Great American Song Book
How Deep Is The Ocean - Jazz Standards
Blue Skies - The Great American Song Book
They Say Its Wonderful - The Great American Song Book
Bye Bye Blackbird - Jazz Standards
Call Me Irresponsible - The Great American Song Book
Bluesette - Jazz Standards
Tenderly - Jazz Standards
Moon River - The Great American Song Book
You Go To My Head - The Great American Song Book
They Cant Take That Away From Me - The Great American Song Book
It Had To Be You - The Great American Song Book
These Foolish Things - The Great American Song Book
Moonglow - Jazz Standards
The Nearness Of You - The Great American Song Book
For All We Know - The Great American Song Book
Well Be Together Again - The Great American Song Book
That's All - The Great American Song Book
Time After Time - The Great American Song Book
I'm In The Mood For Love - The Great American Song Book
Till There Was You - The Great American Song Book
Smile - The Great American Song Book
Someone To Watch Over Me - The Great American Song Book
As Time Goes By - The Great American Song Book
Crazy She Calls Me - The Great American Song Book
Our Love Is Here To Stay - The Great American Song Book
Embraceable You - The Great American Song Book
Blue Moon - The Great American Song Book
What A Wonderful World - The Great American Song Book
Stardust - Jazz Standards
'S Wonderful - The Great American Song Book
Isn't Romantic - The Great American Song Book
I Can't Get Started - Jazz Standards
But Not For Me - Jazz Standards
A Kiss To Build A Dream On - The Great American Song Book
I've Got A Crush On You - The Great American Song Book
Makin' Whoopee! - The Great American Song Book
My Funny Valentine - Jazz Standards
Let's Fall In Love - The Great American Song Book
Unforgettable - The Great American Song Book
Mona Lisa - The Great American Song Book
The Look Of Love - The Great American Song Book
Tuxedo Junction - Jazz Standards
In The Mood - Glenn Miller
Angel Eyes - Jazz Standards
Mercy Mercy Mercy - Jazz Standards
Yesterdays - Jazz Standards
Summertime - Jazz Standards
The Man I Love - Jazz Standards
I've Got You Under My Skin - The Great American Song Book
Body & Soul - Jazz Standards
Don't Blame Me - Jazz Standards
The Girl From Ipanema - Jobim
Once I Loved - Jobim
Meditation - Jobim
Desafinado - Jobim
One Note Samba - Jobim
Wave - Jobim
How Insensitive - Jobim
Tristie - Jobim
Only Trust Your Heart - Brazilian bossa
Watch What Happens - Brazilian bossa
Samba Do Aviao(Song Of The Jet) - Brazilian bossa
The Shadow Of Your Smile - Brazilian bossa
A Felicidade - Jobim
Little Boat - Brazilian bossa
Black Orpheus - Brazilian bossa
Sweet Happy Life(Samba De Orpheo) - Brazilian samba
Mahna De Carnaval(A Day in The Life Of A Fool) - Brazilian bossa
The Gift!(Recardo Bossa Nova) - Brazilian bossa
Agua De Beber - Brazilian bossa
Chega De Saudade ( No More Blues) - Jobim
Mas Que Nada - Brazilian bossa
So Nice(Summer samba) - Brazilian bossa
Gal Costa Medley - Brazilian samba
Groovin - Motown
For The Love Of You - Motown
On The Boardwalk - Motown
I Heard It Through The Grapevine - Motown
My Girl - Motown
Reach Out I'll Be There - Motown
What's Goin' On? - Motown
Dancing in the Street - Motown
I Want You Back - Motown
Superstition - Motown
Please Mr. Postman - Motown
My Guy - Motown
Let's Get It On - Motown
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Motown
I'll Be There - Motown
Baby Love - Motown
Uptight(Everything's Alright) - Motown
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch) - Motown
Stop! In the Name of Love - Motown
Baby I Need Your Lovin' - Motown
You Are the Sunshine of My Life - Motown
Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing - Motown
You Can't Hurry Love - Motown
Endless Love - Motown
Signed - Sealed
Ooo Baby Baby - Motown
Higher Ground - Motown
Mercy Mercy Me(The Ecology) - Motown
Since I Lost My Baby - Motown
Upside Down(Inside Out) - Motown
Brick House - Motown
Hello - Motown
Your Precious Love - Motown
Cruisin' - Motown
I Cant Help It - Michael Jackson
The Girl Is Mine - Michael Jackson
I Just cant Stop Loving You - Michael Jackson
Girlfriend - Michael Jackson
After The Love has Gone - Earth
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Let's Groove - Earth Wind & Fire
Boogie Wonderland - Earth Wind & Fire
Wanna Be With You - Earth Wind & Fire
Reasons - Earth Wind & Fire
I Just called To say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
My Cherie Amor - Stevie Wonder
Lately - Stevie Wonder
Part Time Lover - Stevie Wonder
Ribbon In The Sky - Stevie Wonder
Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
Don't You Worry Abou The Thing - Stevie Wonder
For Once In Mi Life - Stevie Wonder
Send On Your Love - Stevie Wonder
Overjoyed - Stevie Wonder
For Your Love - Stevie Wonder
Knock Me Off My Feet - Stevie Wonder
All I Do - Stevie Wonder
Do I Do - Stevie Wonder
Lovely day - Bill Wishers
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Wishers
Fields Of God - Sting
Fragile - Sting
Tears In Heaven - Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Change The World - Eric Clapton
Your Song - Elton John
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road - Elton John
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word - Elton John
Daniel - Elton John
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Sunrise - Norah Jones
Michelle - The Beatles
And I Love Here - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
Full On The Hill - The Beatles
Here - There and Everywhere
Blackbird - The Beatles
Cant Buy Me love - The Beatles
In My Life - The Beatles
The Long And Winding Road - The Beatles
Home - Michael Buble
Quando - Quando
Sway - Michael Buble vers.
Fever - Michael Buble vers.
Try A Little Tenderness - Michael Buble vers.
You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine - Michael Buble vers.
Moondance - Michael Buble vers.
Me And Mrs. Jones - Michael Buble vers.
You And I - Michael Buble vers.
Always On My Mind - Michael Buble vers.
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
Too Much heaven - Bee Gees
Stayin Alive - Bee Gees
Lady in Red - Chris DeBurgh
Cant Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
No Woman No Cry - Bob Marley
Jummin' - Bob Marley
Day-O (Banana Boat Song) - Harry Belafonte
Beyond The Sea - 50's
Teach Me Tonight - 50's
Unchained Melody - 50's
Cant Take My Eyes Off You - 60's
Cant Help Falling In Love - 60's
Theres A Kind Of Hush - 70's
Blue Velvet - 70's
This Guys In Love With You - 60's
When I Fall In Love - 60's
Raindrops Keep Fallin On My Head - 70's
Strangers In The Night - 60's
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes - The Platters
The Twilight Time - The Platters
Only You - The Platters
Influences & Inspiration
Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Dexter Gordon, Phill Woods, Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, Michael Brecker, Grover Washington Jr., Spyro Gyra, David Sanborn, Hubert Laws, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum, Najee.