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Hi Folks
Its time for the Easter StaxofSax Saxophone workshop 2017.
 
Please see the leaflet for details of the date and venue and contact details.
 
We will also be continuing with the format that we had at Christmas, with Large ensemble in the morning and Jazz OR small ensemble in the afternoon. Its your choice as to which you do after lunch, just let me know your preference.
 
Could I ask that everyone forwards this post on so that we can get in touch with as many Saxophonists as possible please.
 
We have 30 spaces to fill and would love to see a full hall.
 
Many thanks
 
Dave and Chris
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Just an update for those procrastinators amongst you.,  We have 22 places booked on this workshop and that leaves only another 8 available, and they are going fast now as people finalise their plans for Christmas.

If you would like to join us for a fun day of after Christmas music making in Leicester then please let me know.

email is staxofsax@gmail.com

Telephone is 07736 471861

I have attached the flyer with the full details for you to look at and please share to any sax playing buddies and teachers.

 

Thanks

Dave

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Hi Folks

Things have been a little bit quiet recently as far as the workshops have been concerned.  But we are now back and ready to Rock n Roll with our Annual Christmas workshop, Which is normally our best attended one anyway.

We have got all the normal activities planned for you, Large ensemble and Jazz improvisation sessions, but we have listened to the feedback we have had and are pleased to announce that for those that dont fancy improvising, there will be a second ensemble session in the afternoon, along side the Jazz in the main hall.  Because of this change, we are opening the doors to 30 players this year instead of the normal 20.

We have kept the cost at £30 per person again for another year.

The day is open to anyone aged 11 or over who has been playing for at least a year.

All the details of dates and times and venue are on the attached flyer.  We would ask that you spread this article far and wide so that we can generate loads of interest.

Contact details are email: staxofsax@gmail.com or via this post.

We are looking forward to seeing you there

Dave

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Okay that’s maybe a bit of an overstatement,  but I am being interviewed on BBC radio Leicester this Wednesday morning at 10.40am. They have asked me to come along and talk about my music life.

So, if you listen in, you may even get a mention if we have done anything musical together. 
Dave 

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Saturday 30th of July  was my 3rd time of playing at the ‘Friends of the Leicester Samaritans’ (SAMS) Beer Festival in Leicester.  This is definitely one of my favourite gigs of the year and to keep being asked back each year is a real buzz.

They have a long weekend of live music, great local food and stacks of Real Ales, Ciders and Wine and as if thats not enough Pimms aplenty.

My session was a 2 hour set in the small hall playing some jazz, pop, blues and rock tunes, and seemd to be well received by everyone with loads of singing along to some of the tunes.

The aim is to raise as much as possible to keep this truly vital service running.  This I believe has been a record year with over £4000 towards the funds.

I will keep you updated as to next years events as I have been asked back again.

Thanks to Lance and his team for making me feel welcome and for the beer tokens!! See you next year.

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This is the Donington Manor Hotel, Castle Donington, where Lisa and Stuart held their Drinks Reception, Photos and Wedding breakfast.

One of the things I love about playing at Weddings is when the Bride and Groom ask me to play a tune that I have never heard of, but when you listen and learn it, it becomes an instant favourite.

This was the case with Lisa and Stuart.  The song is ‘The Last Night of the World’ and comes from the ‘Miss Saigon’ Musical.  Its a beautiful melody that sits very nicely on the Soprano Saxophone.  Lisa and Stuart both said that they were so glad that they asked me to play it as it ‘Made their day’ and it was worth my fee just for that one song.

Well Lisa and Stuart, I would like to wish you all the best for the future and thank you for asking me to be part of your big day and also a big thank you for introducing me to your favourite song.

The Hotel is very nice and the staff are helpful and friendly too.

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First of all, my apologies for the lack of posts on here.  The last few months have been hectic with both work and family events.

However, things are getting back to normal now, so here is a bit of an update of the past couple of months.

The gigs have included

Open day at Sibbertoft Manor

Solo Weddings

Folk Foundasian Weddings

Restaurants 35th Anniversary

Funeral

Teaching

and School concerts

I am not going to list them all individually for obvious reasons but I will include a couple of pictures for you.

A lot of new songs have and still are being added to the repertoire along with some new bookings for later on in the year and also next year.

The pictures include Weddings at:

Emsworth

Haslington Hall

Cattows Farm, Ashby

The Bombay Brasserie, PEterborough

Thrumpton Hall, Nottinghamshire

and Sibbertoft Manor residential home which has a putting green for the residents (how cool is that)

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