The London Saxophone Festival 2019 is the first of its kind.
A festival experience, in celebration of the saxophone through concerts, film, workshops and more.Bringing together lovers of the saxophone, worldwide musicians, music fans and students alike. This pioneering festival is for Londoners and visitors to celebrate, appreciate and learn more about the saxophone..
The Festival will take place between the 1st and 16th June 2019, at numerous venues across London.
It will feature some boundary breaking players at the very top of their game, and will be a rare chance to witness some of the very best saxophonists in the world perform in the UK. In 2018, the series of concerts included performances from GRAMMY Award winning artists Bob Reynolds of the widely celebrated jazz and funk collective Snarky Puppy, and Casey Benjamin of hip-hop inspired outfit The Robert Glasper Experiment. MOBO award winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown will be performed her delicious fusion of reggae, jazz and soul at a SOLD OUT Jazz Cafe concert, and BBC Young Musician Of The Year Alexander Bone brought his outstanding ability to the stage.
In 2019, the London Saxophone Festival will again incorporate a wide range of workshops and educational events for families, aimed at providing knowledge, insights and inspiration to aspiring musicians or anyone who is curious to find out more about the saxophone. A free ‘Sax Village and Family Day’, will be open to the public on the Sat 8th June between 11am and 8.30pm in the foyer of the beautiful Cadogan Hall in Sloane Square. Newcomers will be able to assemble and play the saxophone for the first time and be shown techniques, while experienced players will be able to converse and consult with leading musicians and industry figures. The day will feature concerts for babies and children, as well as saxophones to hire or to purchase at special Sax Fest rates.
Events at the London Saxophone Festival span across the whole of London and take place at some of its most famous concert halls and vibrant areas, with headline shows and events taking place at Chelsea’s distinguished Cadogan Hall, Camden Town’s infamous Jazz Café, Pizza Express Jazz Clubs in Holborn and Soho and more exciting venues London-wide.