The Royal Northern College of Music is busy preparing for its 14th annual Saxophone Day on Sunday 10 November.
This is the day when over 200 saxophonists descend on the RNCM to enjoy a packed programme of workshops, masterclasses, presentations and concerts. The Saxophone Day, directed by RNCM tutors Rob Buckland and Andy Scott, has developed over the years into the largest event of its kind in the UK, attracting an ever increasing number of saxophonists of all ages and levels. This year’s event promises to be the biggest and best so far, with a wider range of sessions and a longer day, finishing with a late night Vandojam session in the Brodsky Cafe.
The Saxophone Day will feature special guests including classical saxophone legend Arno Bornkamp, jazz guests Iain Ballamy and BBC New Generation Artist Trish Clowes, plus Australian saxophonist and professor Matt Styles and two recent RNCM graduates, Jenni Watson and Matt London. The Vandojam comes to the UK for the first time, led by Michel Chevet, giving participants the chance to take centre stage and show off their improvising skills to an enthusiastic audience of fellow saxophonists.
There will also be the usual mix of trade stands, with everything from sheet music and accessories to saxophones themselves. With all this and the chance to chat and swap tips with a couple of hundred other keen saxophonists, what better way for saxophone enthusiasts to spend a cold November Sunday?!
Click to visit the RNCM website for more details about the Saxophone Day