Zurich musicians – Valérie

Valérie started with the alto saxophone when she was 14. Why this instrument, so untypical for a teenage girl? Because it was the only one left at the music school where she started. Funny how destiny has its way sometimes… By age 28, she then switched to the baritone for the love of bass sounds. Setting the groove in team with the bass and the trombone, she enjoys this core and yet background role in the salsa orchestra and big band she plays in. Meet Valérie and her beautiful Yanagisawa baritone sax.


Black and white portrait of a female saxophone player, photographed in studio