Andy Scott SaxAssault Saxophone Workshop
(Barton On Sea, Hampshire)
On July 30th and 31st we see the return of Andy Scott, but with a difference to last years workshop. This year we will still focus on sax ensemble playing, but with a live rhythm section, playing a selection of compositions from Andy Scott’s acclaimed SaxAssault band. This is the Andy Scott SaxAssault saxophone workshop!
Formed in 1994, Andy Scott’s SaxAssault is a large jazz ensemble, consisting of nine saxophones from sopranino through to bass plus rhythm section. Andy’s compositions for SaxAssault are carefully crafted to feature every member of the ensemble, whether an improviser or more classically-trained musician. SaxAssault has been featured on BBC Radio 3 Jazz Notes performing new compositions by Andy, has released two CDs, and performed by invitation at the World Saxophone Congress in Slovenia and Strasbourg.
Andy has recently taken SaxAssault to the SaxOpen event in Strasbourg and as far afield as Hong Kong, where the likes of Bob Mintzer made a guest appearance. A new studio album is scheduled for January.
This is your chance to become SaxAssault for the weekend, learning challenging compositions from one of the UKs most prolific composers.
Andy Scott has performed all over the world, with the award winning Apollo Saxophone Quartet (est.1985 RNCM) and his group SaxAssault. He performs with Caliente, a trio with flautist Clare Southworth and harpist Lauren Scott, and in a duo with RNCM Tutor of percussion, Dave Hassell. For many years Andy has freelanced with the Halle Orchestra, Psappha & Apitos. He is co-Artistic Director with Rob Buckland of the annual RNCM Saxophone Day, founded the World Tenor Saxophone Consortium in 2003 and launched the Tenor Saxophone Index, a new online repertoire resource, in 2012 (with an RNCM Small Research Grant).
The price for this two day workshop is only £130, including lunch and refreshments.
The venue is Durlston Court School which has fantastic facilities and space. Location information can be found here; Durlston Court School
This workshop is part of Andy’s Lucky Draw Sax Tour, where you have the chance of winning some fantastic prizes totaling £4,000 available to be won when you attend one of the 9 events that form part of Andy’s Lucky Draw Sax Tour this summer.
See here for a recent performance in 2015, at the SaxOpen event in Strasbourg.