Sax Player Mike Smith based in Cheshire has recorded with jazz giants Randy Brecker, Scott Henderson and Murillo Romano, written & recorded with Oz Noy and is perfect as corporate entertainment. The ideal wedding entertainment across the North West. Book with or without guitarist and also with full band option for the perfect ‘spot on’ event. Sax player Mike Smith is definitely the ideal choice in the background at the drinks reception, front of house alongside other musicians or accompanying the DJ.
The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is from a family of woodwind instruments.
Saxophones are usually made of brass and played with a single-reed mouthpiece similar to that of the clarinet. Like the clarinet, saxophones have holes in the instrument which the player closes using a system of key mechanisms. When the player presses a key, a pad either covers a hole or lifts off a hole, lowering or raising the pitch, respectively. It was developed in 1846 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian instrument maker, flautist and clarinetist.
Born in Dinant and originally based in Brussels, he moved to Paris in 1842 to establish his musical instrument business. Prior to his work on the saxophone, he had made several improvements to the bass clarinet by improving its keywork and acoustics and extending its lower range. Sax was also a maker of the then-popular ophicleide, a large conical brass instrument in the bass register with keys similar to a woodwind instrument. (Wikipedia).