Jean Baptiste JB290 Alto Saxophone: An Overview

An excellent introduction to marching band, concert band, or personal musical enjoyment, the Jean Baptiste JB290 Alto Saxophone is a perfect instrument for its price point. Made with rugged, yet tone-sensitive components, this sax comes with all you need to get started today!

Great for Beginners

The even design of this lightweight saxophone suits beginners getting accustomed to hold and positioning. A high F# key provides alternate fingering, especially for those faster passages. Extremely responsive, this sax gives beginners an easier time in keeping a steady, accurate tempo.

Solid Construction and Tone

Crafted from a yellow brass body with a smooth, lacquer finish, redesigned neck, and single-post construction, the JB290 produces a full, warm tone that works beautifully with any genre. Its blued steel springs prevent rusting, while metal resonators and Italian pads add further durability, so your sound stays strong.

Ready to Go

Beginners and students are always on the go from practice to lessons, rehearsals and performances. Keep your saxophone in pristine condition with the included lightweight hardshell case. It also comes with a neck strap and American-made mouthpiece to add to that soothing tone, as well as a cleaning swab for maintenance.


  • Yellow brass body with lacquer finish
  • High F# key
  • Redesigned neck and single-post construction
  • Italian pads
  • Blued steel springs
  • Metal resonators
  • Perfect for beginners of all ages
  • Ready to go with a lightweight hardshell case, American-made mouthpiece, neck strap, and swab

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Tiffany Williams started her musical journey at the age of 7 when she learned to play the keyboard. By the 6th grade the viola became her passion, and she played in her middle and high school string and symphonic orchestras, pit orchestra, and Chamber Ensemble. She has participated in multiple music events and festivals including Music in the Parks and NYSSMA (levels 5/6), and was inducted into the Tri-M Music Honor Society. In college she played in the string orchestra and was selected to play in the Binghamton Symphonic Orchestra. As a member of the Binghamton Explorchestra she played, conducted, and had the opportunity to showcase two of her own compositions. Pursuing her musical endeavors, she challenges herself to learning other instruments, and has composed 14 songs which are now copyrighted in the U.S. Library of Congress. She continues to play and compose and is delighted to be a part of the Sam Ash team.