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Midweek Sax

Music

Overview

  • Saxophone ensemble
  • Repertoire of gentle swing with a touch of jazz, tango, light classical and some pop arrangements
  • Perform as a 12 piece as standard and and reduce to a 4 or 5 piece with drums

Location

The band are based in Bolton and gig in Bolton and North Manchester.

Standard Set Times

  • Usually two or three 40 minute sets with breaks

About this Act

Midweek Sax are a 5 to 12 piece saxophone ensemble from Bolton. Their repertoire covers jazz, swing, tango, show tunes, theme tunes and many of their own arrangements of popular numbers from the forties to the seventies plus many modern artists too. 

They are most at home with the music of Gershwin, Miller, Porter, Mancini, Ellington and Rogers and also encompass an increasing range of light classical pieces. The variety of gigs is as wide as the music itself, with music tailored to any event.

Set List

Medley - Glenn Miller
Lady Be Good - Gershwin
Summertime - Gershwin
High Society - Steele Melrose
Soul Bossa Nova - Quincy Jones
Come Fly With Me
Carole King - You've Got A Friend
What a Wonderful World - Weiss
Blue Moon - Rogers
Birdland - Weather Report
Sway - Luis Demetrio/Pablo Beltran Ruiz (Dean Martin)
Moon River - Henry Mancini

Lineup

  • 7 - 12 piece saxophone choir usually comprising:
    1 x Soprao
    3 x Alto
    2 x Tenor
    1 x Baritone
    1 x Drummer

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