Saxophone Day

Saxophone Day

The LMT Saxophone Day brought together another batch of brilliant saxophonist, led by Andy Scott and Jamie Sharp; we think this was the biggest event yet! Jamie kicked the day off with a rehearsal of a massed Sax version of 'Jinga' by Matt Styles, making use of a meaty, three-baritone-heavy section and the fast fingers of our Sopranos. Matt Styles is an Australian based Saxophonist, composer and educator at the Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts. He featured at the RNCM's Sax Day back in 2013 and brought this piece along with him. Andy also introduced a beautiful arrangement by a former LMT Saxophone Orchestra member, Simeon Evans - great to see him still creating such fantastic music! Throughout the rest of the day, the saxophonists took part in improvisation workshops, quartet, octet and quintet sessions. We were extremely lucky to be supported once again by Vandoren, Yanigasawa, Selmer and Astute Music. Delegates had the opportunity to peruse the Astute catalogue, have a play on brand new Vandoren mouthpieces and even experiment on some of the newest Saxophone models from Yanigasawa.  The day concluded with a 30 minute performance from the various ensembles created throughout the day, supported by a brilliant rhythm section including Stan Scott on Bass and Josh Prince on Drums. We can't wait for next year's Saxophone Day and we would love to see even more of you along with your saxes!
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