The Sax is a woodwind instrument made of brass invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840’s. It was designed originally to fill the sonic gap between the woodwind and brass sections in an orchestra. The sax is widely used in Western classical music where it has a role in orchestral works and saxophone quartets. It’s an indispensable part of any military band too. The sax is one of the core instruments in jazz music, beginning with early twentieth century dance bands and evolving to be a crucial element in the sound of the big bands. The sax has evolved with the music and remains a vital and dynamic part of jazz. Some of the form’s greatest artists include Coleman Hawkins, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Ornette Coleman. You’ll also hear saxes performing as part of the horn sections in funk, soul and R&B and ska.
We offer tuition for the saxophone grades exams for ABRSM and Trinity boards.