Saadi Zain is a New York City bassist who plays across many genres, from jazz and theatre to classical, pop and world music. A graduate of the City College of New York and the Hartt School of Music, Saadi has also studied privately with Homer Mensch, Orrin O'Brien and participated in numerous masterclasses with Gary Karr. As a jazz musician, Saadi is one of a select group of musicians in his generation who learned and perfected his craft directly from alliances with Jazz Masters: Jackie McLean at the Hartt School of Music and later as the bassist with master drummer Charlie Persip whose band he played in for over 10 years. But his most significant musical relationship has been with the legendary bassist Ron Carter with whom he studied for seven continuous years at City College and continues to study with and learn from today. Saadi performs with numerous artists and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Birdland Jazz club as well as concert halls and venues around the world.  He also performs in regional orchestras and in Broadway pit orchestras including "Wicked" and "The Lion King." For more information on where and with whom he has performed, visit his website:

Services Description

Saadi Zain is available to perform for private and corporate events as a sideman or as part of an ensemble such as a jazz trio, duo or quartet; orchestra or chamber ensemble; or as a part of a rock, R&B or pop band. He also available as a bandleader and has experience assembling ensembles to fit the needs of a particular or special occasion using his broad network of musical colleagues (references available). He is also available for film and commercial work and has been seen in commercials for ESPN, United Airlines and can be heard in the film "The Savages" starring Philip Seymour Hoffman and Laura Linney.