Saul Richardson is the chief conductor and musical director of the SYJO program.
Saul Richardson B.Ed (hons), MACE is a guitarist and bass player who graduated from the University of Sydney with First Class Honours in Education and the University Medal in 1995. He studied Jazz guitar under Steve Brien and Steve McKenna, and conducting with Jerry Nowak. He is an internationally recognized Jazz educator, and served for two years as Australasian representative on the Executive Board of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE).
Saul established and developed the renowned Jazz program at North Sydney Boys’ High School, which became widely regarded as a benchmark of excellence in its field in Australia. After 17 years of service, he retired from the position in 2011.
Saul was recognized by the IAJE at their January 2004 and 2006 conferences for his outstanding service to Jazz Education. He was a founding member of IAJE in NSW and works as a clinician, consultant and adjudicator, and lectures in Jazz Pedagogy at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.