Saxshop is a Brighton based community saxophone ensemble led by Beccy Perez Rork and Mark Bassey. Founded in 2003 by Simon D'souza, many of the original players from that very first course still attend. During term time we meet on Wednesday evenings at
If you decide to join, you'll find us to be a very friendly bunch. Players of all abilities can come along although it is helpful if you have at least basic music reading skills.
We had a lovely afternoon playing at BOAT ~ Trees and Straight No Chaser were fab as usual. Thank you to everyone who took part in Imagine A World 2016. We raised £250 on the BOAT Festival day which, added to our JustGiving donations, gives a grand total of £925 for Chestnut Tree Housechildrens Hospice. The Imagine A World…(2016) JustGiving page is still active.
We had a great time playing with the wonderful EUPHORIA STEEL BAND in the parade through the city and down to Marine Parade with a spectacular firework display as the grand finale.
Every Wednesday from September 20th ~ December 6th except 25th October and
7.30 ~ 9.30 pm with a coffee/tea break
St Richard's Church & Community Centre, Egmont Road, Brighton, BN3 7FP.
Our Christmas Gig ~ thank you for a great and very generous audience ~ at The Brunswick, 1 Holland Road, Hove, BN3 1JF
Photographs by Joan
SUNDAY 6 DECEMBER 2015
at THE BRUNSWICK
We all had a great time and thank you to everyone who came down to support us and to the fab Ryhthm Section ~ Luke, Phil and Terry
we collected £158 in aid of The Clock Tower Sanctuary ~ info
We all had a grand time playing on the Brighton Bandstand in glorious sunny weather ~ thank you to everyone who came down.
BURNING OF THE CLOCKS 2016
Saxshop joined the Euphoria Steel Band led by Rachel Hayward in the brilliant parade down to the seafront where we all enjoyed the spectacular fireworks.
Thank you to everone who came to our Christmas Beano and for supporting The Clocktower Sanctuary ~ raising £156.00
Photo of Mark by Tony Matthews
We play arrangements written by our tutors Beccy Perez Rork and Mark Bassey. The music has a Jazz bias with Funk, Latin and Pop sneaking in as well.
At the end of each term we perform the tunes we've been working on. In December and April we usually play at The Brunswick, Holland Road, Brighton, with a jazz rhythm section. At the end of the summer term we often play at The Pavilion Gardens in Brighton.From time to time we do extra performances which over the years have included Brighton Bandstand, Burning of the Clocks, The Olympic Torch Relay, and Lark in the Park, part of the Brighton Festival Fringe.
NEXT SAXSHOP GIG ~
Sunday 10th December at The Brunswick, Holland Road Hove 2- 2.45
Followed by a fab Jam Session 3~ 4pm