Al Sax

Manchester
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Reviews: 12
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Price from: £300

Experienced professional saxophonist performing sophisticated solo jazz, pop, soul and dance with quality backing tracks- perfect for drinks receptions, parties etc. Or playing alongside DJs for Ibiza style evening entertainment. Alastair can perform solo with or without access to electricity for drinks receptions and has a wide range of musical options. He has years of experience performing at weddings, corporate events and parties as well as bars and clubs in the UK and abroad.

As an additional option, I perform with a live pianist as a duo. I can also provide a trio or quartet with bass and drums. Let's chat about your precise wishes.

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graham cobden

April 6, 2019

Alastair was absolutely fantastic. We had so many positive reviews from our guests on how excellent the saxophonist was and it made our wedding reception and first dance so memorable for us. Both performing on his own and performing in silo with the dj, al was a consumate professional and would be a wonderful addition of anyone's special day. I wholeheartedly recommend al!

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Sarah

Feb. 23, 2019

Al Sax was brilliant! He was punctual, polite and performed amazingly! He was a superb addition to our party! Thanks Al Sax!

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Gemma Van Flute

Nov. 22, 2018

"Al...Wow! Thank you so much for helping make our special day so magical. You we’re absolutely amazing! You fitted right into the crowd, got them all going and as a result the dancefloor was never empty! We couldn’t have asked for more and we could never recommend you high enough!

Lots of love from the new Mr and Mrs Van Flute xxxxxx"

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Alison Cockburn

Aug. 12, 2018

Alastair made our night, absolutely amazing and everyone has commented on how great and diverse he was. Loved every minute, thank you for being part of our special day xx

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Rebecca Edge

Aug. 3, 2018

Outstanding! Alastair was professional, courteous and above all VERY talented - he even got a personal thank you in our speeches. So many of our wedding guests commented on how wonderful he was, his music suited the mood and venue. It was such a warm day that many of our guests were outside initially, and without any fuss he seamlessly relocated outside, it was beautiful to watch him play on the grass outside our marquee. We can't thank Alastair enough and would 100% recommend. Thank you.

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Joanne Jones

Aug. 4, 2018

Alastair was amazing! He played Jazz all afternoon! We loved it! We will certainly use him again!

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FAQ
  • How long do you play for?
    Standard performance is 2 x 45 minute sets
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    I have my own pa for background gigs. Where performing with a DJ I connect my radio microphone into the DJ's pa system.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    Yes.
  • How much space do you require?
    I need very little space for solo performances - My PA is extremely compact. Basically, if I can stand somewhere, I cam perform. For performances with a DJ I tend to be on the dancefloor so again, space is not an issue.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    If i can find a good quality backing track I am happy to learn a special tune.
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    A short break of 10 or so minutes between sets. I provide appropriarte background music during breaks if needed.


Set List/Services

For gigs with DJs I can perform to whatever tunes you like. With backing tracks, here is a fairly up to date list; New tunes are added regulaerly and I am happy to try to get a specific new tune if you want it.

Jazz arrangements:

A Foggy Day
Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller
All Blues – Miles Davis
All The Things You Are – Jerome Kern
American Boy
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Maschwitz and Sherwin
As Time Goes By – Porter
At Last -
Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer
Black Orpheus
Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham
Blue Moon
Body And Soul – Johnny Green
Bye Bye Blackbird
Can’t get you out of my head – Kylie Minogue
Caravan - Basie
Crazy in love - Beyonce
Desafinado – Jobim
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington
Fever – Peggy Lee
Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
Frontin’ – Jamie Cullum/Pharrell
Georgia – Hoagy Carmichael
Girl From Ipanema – Jobim
Have You Met Miss Jones – Rogers and Hart
Heard It Through The Grapevine
I Get a Kick Out Of You – Cole Porter
In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You – Isham Jones
I Wish I Knew How – Billy Taylor
Lady Is A Tramp – Rodger and Hart
Let’s Fall In Love – Harold Arlen
Love Me Or Leave Me – Nina Simone
Mas Que Nada
Mack The Knife
Mercy Mercy Mercy – Cannonball Adderley
Misty – Errol Garner
Moondance – Van Morrison
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Simone
My Funny Valentine – Rodger and Hart
Night and Day – Cole Porter
No Moon At All – Evans and Mann
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Arlen
Song For My Father – Horace Silver
Stormy Monday - Walker
St Thomas – Sonny Rollins
Summertime – Gershwin
Sunny Side Of The Street – Fields and McHugh
Stranger on the shore – Acker Bilk
Sway
That Ole Devil Called Love – Alison Moyet
These Foolish Things – Strachey & Link
The Nearness of You
The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern
They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Gershwin
This Masquerade – George Benson
Under My Skin - Sinatra
What a difference a Day Made – Stanley Adams
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Pop/Soul arrangementsl:

Ain’t No Stopping Us Now
Ain’t No sunshine – Bill Withers
All Night Long – Lionel Richie
All of Me – John Legend
All You Need Is Love – Beatles
A Million Love Songs – Take That
At Last – Sarah Vaughan
A Thousand Years – Cristina Perri
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Black And Gold
Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson
Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon and Garfunkel
California Dreaming – Sia
Can you Feel It – Jacksons
Can’t Get You Out Of My Head - Kylie
Celebration – Kool and the Gang
Closer Than Close – Rosie Gaines
Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
Crazy Love – Van Morrison
Cry Me A River – Julie London
Déjà vu - Beyonce
Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding
Domino – Jessie J
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Downtown Train – Rod Stewart
Everything – Michael Buble
Family Affair – Mary J Blige
Fantasy – EWF
Feel Like Making Love
Fields of Gold – Sting
First Cut Is The Deepest – Rod Stewart
Forget You – Cee Lo Green
For once in My Life – Stevie Wonder
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Green Onions – Booker T
Groove Jet – Spiller
Hallelujah I Just Love Her So – Ray Charles
Happy – Pharrell
Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
How Deep Is Your Love – Bee Gees
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
Human Nature – Michael Jackson
If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys
I Can’t Help Fallling In Love - Elvis
I got you – Duke Dumont
I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye
I’ll Be There – Jackson Five
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James
In Crowd – Georgie Fame
I want you back – Jackson 5
I Wish – Stevie Wonder
Just the way you are – Billy Joel
Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
Kiss -- Prince
Kissing you - Desree
Knock On Wood
Let’s Stay Together – Al Green
Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae
Long train running – Doobie Brothers
Lovely Day – Bill Withers
Love You Like I Do – Ellie Goulding
Loving You – Minnie Ripperton
Me And Mrs Jones – Billly Paul
My Girl - The Four Tops
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Next To Me – Emile Sande
Never Too Much – Luther Vandross
One Day I’ll fly Away – Randy Crawford
One More Time – Daft Punk
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Real Love – Clean Bandit
Seven Nation Army – White Stripes
She’s Gone – Hall And Oates
She’s Out Of My Life – Michael Jackson
Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
Sing It Back – Moloko
Son Of A Preacher Man – Dusty Springfield
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
Sunny – Bobby Hebb
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Shape of you – Ed Sheeran
Take Another Piece Of My Heart – Erma Franklin
Tears of a Clown – Smokey Robinson
Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton
That old Devil Called Love – Alison Moyet
The way you make me feel – Michael Jackson
Thinking Of You – Sister Sledge
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This Girl - Kungs
Time After Time – Cindi Lauper
To Make You Feel My Love – Adele
Treasure – Bruno Mars
Trouble – Ray Lamontagne
Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars
Valerie – Amy Winehouse
Walk On By – Bacharach and David
We Are Family – Sister Sledge
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You Do Something To Me – Paul Weller
You Gotta Be - Desree
You’re just too Good To Be True

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