Eight Modern Saxophone Players

Modern saxophone players

Join us for a brief biography and résumé of eight iconic modern saxophone players from the jazz scene. Touched by the greats who came before, they’ve all gone on to forge their own individual sound on their respective instruments. Kenny Garrett (US) – alto & soprano saxophones One of the most influential alto saxophonists of … Read more

Ten of The Most Famous Jazz Drummers… EVER

Famous Drummers

Whilst the horn players at the front may get plenty of attention, almost none of the most famous jazz albums in history are complete without a drummer underpinning the music.  And, aside from forming the bedrock of the rhythm section, many have become stars and bandleaders in their own right. So, with a heavy dose … Read more

The 7 Most Popular Instruments In Jazz

popular jazz instruments

Whilst any instrument can, in theory, play this style, there are a key collection of ‘jazz instruments’ which have established themselves as the go-to ones in this genre… As with any music genre certain instruments ‘speak’ to that idiom more clearly and emphatically than any others. Western classical music makes use of brass, woodwind and … Read more

Styles & Types of Jazz | Evolution of the Genre

Types of jazz

Since its inception as a distinct musical genre in its own right, jazz has had many “styles” attributed to it.While such labels were useful to give an indication of what the listener could expect to hear, the reality was (and is) somewhat different. Jazz by its very nature is a rapidly evolving music and each … Read more