City Saxes

About

The City Saxes are London's premier Saxophone Quartet.

" The City Saxes really added that something special to the evening, creating a lovely ambience and giving the guests something to talk about. We never knew that four saxophones could create such a full, beautiful and warm tone! "

- Sue and John Young, Private Client

Flexible and dynamic The City Saxes offer an elegant and simple musical solution. With far greater versatility than string quartets they can tone it down for quieter environments, or unobtrusively shine through larger wedding parties. Why hire a harpist if the music can't carry over the bustle of the crowd?


" The City Saxes were professional, very patient and accomodating... Most of all, the music was FANTASTIC! They played all the songs we requested and the music we left for them to choose fitted in perfectly.

They even organised the evening band, who were of equal quality and enormously entertaining. City Saxes absolutely made our wedding day! "

- Mark & Julia Lewellen, Wedding Client


The City Saxes play many musical genres, ranging from classical through jazz, to contemporary and pop. As a quartet they can provide musical accompaniment suitable for any occasion. The City Saxes even provides an arrangement service, so if there is a tune that you would like them to play that isn't on their repertoire list, they will do it for you.

Choose The City Saxes and you are well on your way to a fantastic musical experience.


" One of the most lasting memories both for us and our guests will be the music of City Saxes.

Their music and sheer professionalism exceeded our wildest expectations. Once we had explained what we wanted, we simply left it entirely to them and, such was the confidence they gave us from our very first discussion, at no point did we have to worry about how it would be on the day.

The weather was, unexpectedly, so good that we moved the drinks reception outside... The City Saxes simply followed us, so that all our guests could still share the joy of their music. "

- Mike & Gabby Bray, Wedding Clients

Videos

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Music


Classical


Jazz Music


Contemporary Music

Jazz Repertoire

  • A Foggy Day - George Gershwin
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Eric Maschwitz
  • Ain't Misbehaving - Waller and Brooks
  • American Patrol - F. W. Meacham
  • Autumn Leaves - Joseph Kosma
  • Blue Moon - Richard Rodgers
  • Cowboy Rhapsody - Bill Holcombe
  • Diamond State Rag - Bruce A. Evans
  • Elite Syncopations - Scott Joplin
  • Embraceable You - George Gershwin
  • Fascinating Rhythm - George Gershwin
  • Fly Me to the Moon - Bart Howard
  • Georgia On My Mind - Hoagy Carmichael
  • Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • High Society - Porter Steele
  • I Got Rhythm - George Gershwin
  • In the Mood - Glen Miller
  • It Don't Mean a Thing - Ellington and Strayhorn
  • La Cucaracha - Mexican Traditional
  • Little Brown Jug - Glen Miller
  • Misty - Erroll Louis Garner
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It - George Gershwin
  • Oye Como Va - Tito Puente, Sr.
  • Peacherine Rag - Scott Joplin
  • Riverboat Shuffle - Hoagy Carmichael
  • Round Midnight - Thelonious Monk
  • Saxophobia - Rudy Wiedoeft
  • Strike Up the Band - George Gershwin
  • Sunny Side of the Street - The Pogues
  • The Chicken - P. W. Ellis
  • Tiger Rag - Original Dixieland Jazz Band
  • Ulla in Africa - heiner wiberny
  • Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
  • When the Saints Go Marching In - American Gospel

Classical Repertoire

  • Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
  • Adagio in G minor - Tomaso Albinoni
  • Air on the G String - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Amor s'apprende - Stefano Donaudy
  • Canon in D major - Johann Pachelbel
  • Clair de Lune - Claude Debussy
  • Flight of the Bumblebee - Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Gymnopédies - Erik Satie
  • Ivory palaces - Henry Barraclough
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Johann Sebastian Bach
  • March from Scipio - George Frideric Handel
  • Moonlight Sonata - Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Morning mood - Edvard Grieg
  • Nocturnes - Frédéric Chopin
  • Oh Shenandoah - American Traditional
  • Pavane for a Dead Princess - Maurice Ravel
  • Sonata Pathétique - Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Suo gan - Welsh Traditional
  • Swan Lake - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
  • The Girl With The Flaxen Hair - Claude Debussy
  • While Strolling Through the Park - Ed Haley

Pop/Soundtrack Repertoire

  • All That Jazz - Ebb and Kander
  • An American in Paris - George Gershwin
  • Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Can't Help Falling in Love - Weiss, Peretti and Creatore
  • For Once in My Life - Miller and Murden { arr. Stevie Wonder}
  • Grease - Barry Gibb
  • I Feel Good - James Brown
  • I Wish - Stevie Wonder
  • Just the Two of Us - Bill Withers
  • Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
  • Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
  • Porgy and Bess - George Gershwin
  • Singin' In the Rain - Nacio Herb Brown
  • Sir Duke - Stevie Wonder
  • Superstition - Stevie Wonder
  • The Look of Love - Burt Bacharach
  • The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
  • Viva la Vida - Coldplay
  • West Side Story - Leonard Bernstein
  • What a Wonderful World - Bob Thiele {arr. Louis Armstrong}
  • When I Fall in Love - Victor Young
  • Wizard of Oz Theme - Yip Harburg
  • Yakety Sax - Boots Randolph

Contemporary Repertoire

  • A Small Dream of a Dance - Paul Mitchell-Davidson
  • Always My Love - Zdenko Ivanusic
  • Badinage - Bruce Evans
  • Blues No.1 - Zdenko Ivanusic
  • Celtic Suite - Traditional
  • Conchology - Zdenko Ivanusic
  • Crossreference - Zdenko Ivanusic
  • Evident - Zdenko Ivanusic
  • Four to Go - Zdenko Ivanusic
  • Freedom Piece - Zdenko Ivanusic
  • Full English Breakfast - Mike Mower
  • Hoe Down - Will Gregory
  • Now and Then - Andy Scott
  • Oblivion - Astor Piazzolla
  • Petite Suite - Claude Debussy
  • Rhapsody in Blue - George Gershwin
  • Sax Quartet - Philip Glass
  • The Crillon Controller - Mike Mower
  • Three Preludes - George Gershwin

Details

Line-Up:

  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Tenor
  • Baritone

Sound Equipment:

  • None Required!