Joe Trahan - Syos

Joe Trahan

"I think that Syos is pushing technological boundaries. The possibilities are endless with these mouthpieces, and it’s exciting to see everything that they’re doing for the saxophone community."


Joseph Trahan is an American saxophonist and composer. He is the leader of the progressive-metal project, SPIRAL, where ambient baritone saxophone is combined with extreme sonic landscapes. In both his writing and his playing, Trahan strives to bridge the gaps between the conception of conventional genre through the continual unveiling of his own creative voice. 

Trahan has performed as both a leader and a sideman all across the United States. His playing has been heard in a number of premier venues such as Lincoln Center, The Jazz Kitchen, Elastic Arts, Merrimans’ Playhouse, and The Gallery Cabaret to name a few. He was also a member of the GRAMMY nominated One O’Clock Lab Band under the direction of Alan Baylock. His baritone playing can be heard on their album Lab 2021. As a newcomer to the industry, Trahan has had the privilege of sharing the stage with great artists like Gary Smulyan, Tom Harrell, Melissa Aldana, Christian McBride, and many others.

Joseph originally hails from the Greater Houston area. He went on to study at the University of North Texas in the studio of Brad Leali, and later at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music under the mentorship of Greg Ward.


We designed a special custom baritone mouthpiece for Joe Trahan, click on the picture in order to learn more about it:

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