Links / Music, Friends & Relations  – All things saxophone, a great site full of advice for sax players of all levels. – a brilliant site for jazz musicians does exactly what it says, advice and plenty of it.  – Help and information on playing and practicing the sax. – National Youth Jazz Collective, over the last few years several of my students have been involved with this organisation and the experience they had was amazing. – A superb program of jazz learning catering to all levels run by Jazz pianist Nick Weldon and his partner Andra Sparks


Recommended Reading

The Art of Saxophone Playing – by Larry Teal. Basically the saxophone bible. It is the most in depth book ever written on the sax. It covers how to start playing, how to hold, how to blow etc..

Top-Tones for the Saxophoneby Sigurd M. Rascher this book focuses on technique and offers musical examples and exercises to help players develop a four-octave range.


Recommended Repairmen

Keeping your sax in great playing condition is really important if you want to play your best. I highly recommend the guys at All Brass and Woodwind in Leeds  0113 242 1332. I’ve been using them for the past 18 years and the service has been first rate.