Monday, November 6, 2017
November 6 is Saxophone Day, an unofficial holiday that celebrates the woodwind instrument popularly used in jazz, classical music, and military ensembles. The day honors saxophonists and commemorates the birth anniversary of its inventor Adolphe Sax. Born in Belgium in 1814, Sax was an instrument maker and musician who designed and introduced the Saxophone in 1840. It was first adopted for use in military bands and soon became a popular instrument played in a concert band and in chamber music. Chamber music is a type of music played by a group of small instruments - ones that usually can fit into a small room or chamber. Today, the Saxophone is used extensively in jazz and other kinds of dance music and in symphony orchestras around the world.
- Are you a saxophonist? Bring out your instrument and play some music with a band or solo for your family and friends.
- Attend a chamber music, jazz or symphony orchestra concert. Keep an ear out for the Saxophone notes.
- If you have always wanted to learn how to play the Saxophone, today is the day to get started.