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Andy Scott's SaxAssault features nine saxophones from sopranino to bass, backed by grooves from a three piece rhythm section. Saxophonist and award winning composer Andy Scott ingeniously tailors his compositions to combine the talents of some of the best UK saxophonists from jazz, pop and classical genres.
High Profile Members
Members of SaxAssault are all highly respected players in their fields and play with the likes of Supertramp, Duran Duran, Jamie Cullum, The BBC Big Band, Halle Orchestra, Michael Nyman Band, Shirley Bassey and the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra to name just a few.
TV & Awards
SaxAssault recently performed in a televised concert in Slovenia with the Yellowjackets & RTV Slovenia Big Band and has been featured on BBC Radio 3 ‘Jazz Notes’ performing new compositions by Andy commissioned as a result of him being a recipient of the Peter Whittingham Award.
In 1995 Andy was approached by Manchester live music venue ‘Band on the Wall’ to create an ensemble to perform new music that would be commissioned from him. It was agreed that a nine-sax ensemble (sopranino to bass sax !) plus rhythm section would be a vehicle for Andy’s new compositions. Andy’s choice of saxophonists for SaxAssault was intriguing, in that he asked leading UK players from the worlds of jazz, contemporary classical, funk and pop music to come together into an ensemble. Knowing who he was composing for, the music plays to the strengths of each individual player whilst creating an ensemble that can genuinely be classed as unique.
US Sax Legend Bob Mintzer guests with SaxAssault in 2002 and 2005, alongside regular UK annual concert appearances. In 2006 SaxAssault were the first British group to be invited to perform at the Jazz Night of the World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia. This gig with the Yellowjackets & RTV Slovenia Big Band was broadcast on European radio and TV.
SaxAssault’s second CD, Sax of Gold, featuring special guests Bob Mintzer and Gwilym Simcock was recorded in Summer 2006 and released 1st March 2007. SaxAssault recorded its debut CD, entitled 'Bang!' in 1996 at Band on the Wall. In 1998 Andy was a co-recipient of the prestigious Peter Whittingham Award which resulted in further compositions being written for SaxAssault.
Name: Sax Assault
Main Category: Saxophonists
Other Categories: Jazz Musicians, Live Music, Musicians
12 Piece Band (default): Sopranino Sax, Soprano Sax, Alto/Soprano Sax, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Tenor Sax, Tenor/Baritone Sax, Baritone Sax, Bass Sax, Piano/Keyboards Bass, Drums/Percussion
Space Required (w x d):
12 Piece Band (default): 8.0m x 4.0m
Location: This Artist is based in Manchester View Other Saxophonists in Manchester
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