Paul Zaborac

JAS Faculty

Instruments: Clarinet, Flute, Jazz, Oboe, Saxophone
Education: DMA - Saxophone Performance & Pedagogy - University of Colorado, Boulder
MM - Saxophone Performance - Sydney Conservatorium of Music - Australia
BME - Simpson College
Currently Teaching: Summer Programs

Paul Zaborac is a versatile saxophonist, composer, and educator. Well versed in both classical and jazz saxophone, he has performed throughout the U.S. and internationally in Costa Rica, China, Hong Kong, and Australia. In addition to actively presenting solo recitals and at national and regional conferences, Paul has performed with the Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, the Breckenridge Music Festival Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra, and the Longmont Symphony Orchestra. He regularly leads jazz groups performing his original music and has released two albums: Actualize and Paul Zaborac Quartet: Live. He has appeared at the Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival and has had the opportunity to share the stage with notable jazz artists such as Rufus Reid, Tia Fuller, John Von Ohlen, Stan Sulzman, Greg Gisbert, Ernie Watts, and others.


Paul holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado Boulder, a Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in Australia, and a Bachelor of Music Education from Simpson College. He has served as the saxophone faculty for the CU department of continuing education and as an interim professor of saxophone at the University of Denver Lamont School of Music.