Everyone knows that the Sax is a classy, sexy & sophisticated instrument! So let me bring my saxophones, along with my wide & varied mix of soulful favourites, smooth jazz, classic motown & more, to play for you and create the perfect ambience with an extra special memory for you & your guests. I'm afraid I don’t play House/Dance/Ibiza which seems to be the in-thing at the moment....the music I play in my repertoire are all known & loved classics - all good music!
With many years of live experience across London & the home counties of Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Middlesex and further into Essex & Kent, you're guaranteed a superb musical performance - the ideal choice during your drinks reception, wedding breakfast, photographs & more.
A little bit about me as there are so many saxophonists for you to choose from!
I have been performing as a solo artist for weddings & functions for over 15 years, in addition to being the go-to sax player for many wedding bands and recording artists, so you can be comfortable that I have the experience & reliability to give you exactly what you are looking for.
My musical career has seen me playing in West End shows, on cruise ships, as a session player for many top recording artists, as part of many top function bands...the list goes on & on.
Your Wedding Day
The saxophone is perfect for creating a warm relaxing atmosphere as your guests arrive and during the meal, adding a touch of originality to the day by providing subtle entertainment for you & your guests.
Drinks Reception - by far, my most popular option!
Why not let me entertain your guests during a drinks reception with smooth soulful classics? Subtle & unobtrusive, it is my job to compiment, not dominate this part of the day.
The Wedding Breakfast
A live Saxophone during the wedding breakfast is played at a level which still allows normal conversation but maintains a subtle ambience, thereby avoiding any quiet moments whilst you and your guests are eating.
Champagne and Photographs
Add a touch of style to this quieter part of the day - your guests can have a glass of champagne, catch up with old friends and be entertained while you are free to get on with the photography.
The perfect way to get your evening reception off to a good start, create a mellow mood perfect for conversation & mingling until your main event, usually a live band, takes over....see my additional services! Or, for a more relaxed & informal evening where you are not looking for a full-blown party, I can carry on with recorded music of your choice once the live performance is over.
Parties & Events
Music for any type of event, from birthday parties to charity events, ladies nights, family gatherings, dinner parties, outdoor events… you name it!
To add that special touch to your party, consider incorporating the stylish sound of a solo sax playing a selection of smooth jazz, blues, swing, latin & pop songs.
Corporate and Marketing Events
A great way to set your marketing stand apart from the rest is to let live music draw your customers to it, allowing you the introduction to potential clients.
What better way to enhance your prestigious event or celebratory family gathering than having a live saxophone playing before and / or during your meal to add that touch of style.
At your cocktail party, the saxophone adds ambience without being too intrusive, allowing your guests to chat without needing to raise their voices. Add a touch of class with some mellow jazz or pep up the party with some up-tempo classics.
I am always happy to play outdoors and frequently do so in the summer. The only requirements are access to electric power and shelter from the elements!
Katie• Aug. 2, 2019
We loved having Jon as part of our wedding drinks reception. He really helped create a gorgeous ambience with his background music whilst our guests mingled in the sunshine. He played constantly for just under 2 hours and many of our guests commented on how great he was!
How long do you play for?
Usually 2 x 45 mins or 3 x 45 mins
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes, Bose PA system with lighting available if required
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes, PLI & PAT are always in date
How much space do you require?
About 6ft square
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Unless it's something really weird, I'm sure I'll be able to play it for you!
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Completely flexible & I will fit in with clients requirements, and breaks aren't always necessary.
A Million Love Songs - Take That
Ain't That a Kick in the Head - Dean Martin
Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell
All of Me - John Legend
At Last - Etta James
Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
Beyond the Sea - Bobby Darin
Bring it in Home to Me - Sam Cooke
Careless Whisper - George Michael
Crazy Love - Michael Buble
Cry Me a River - Michael Buble
Desafinado - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Endless Love - Lionel Ritchie
Everything I Do, I Do it For You - Bryan Adams
Fields of Gold - Sting
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Georgia on my Mind - Ray Charles
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison/Rod Stewart
Heaven - Bryan Adams
Holding Back the Years
Home - Michael Buble
How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
I Got Rhythm - 1950's Standard
I Got You) I Feel Good - James Brown
I Only Have Eyes For You - Rod Stewart
In Your Eyes - George Benson
It Had To Be You - 1920's Standard
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Let's Stay Together - Tina Turner
Love Train - O'Jays
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Me & Mrs Jones - Billy Paul
Moondance - Van Morrison
Morning Dance - Spyro Gyra
Route 66 - 1940's Standard
Runaway - The Corrs
Songbird - Kenny G
Summertime - Ella Fitzgerald
Take Five - Dave Brubeck Quartet
The Girl From Ipanema - 1960's Standard
Thinking Out Load - Ed Sheeran
Waiting For You - Kenny G
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You Are The Sunshine of my Life - Frank Sinatra
Your Latest Trick - Dire Straits
Your Song - Elton John
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting…)
Let It Snow
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas