Community Saxophone Ensemble Based In Brighton & Hove

Photo by Tony Matthews

Thank you to everone who came to our Christmas Beano and for supporting The Clocktower Sanctuary ~ raising £156.00

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.


 

Every Wednesday from September 20th ~ December 6th 

7.30 ~ 9.30 pm with a coffee/tea break

Next Term starts on 17th January
every Wednesday (apart from February 14th) until 21st March. Easter Gig tbc.


​St Richard's Church & Community Centre, Egmont Road, Brighton, BN3 7FP. 

 

 

 

We all had a grand time playing on the Brighton Bandstand in glorious sunny weather ~ thank you to everyone who came down.

​​​Photo by Hilary Burt

100 Saxophones click for pics



 

Our music

 

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.


​performances


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

saxshop


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. 



Photo of Mark by Tony Matthews

BURNING OF THE CLOCKS 2017

Saxshop will join  the Euphoria Steel Band led by Rachel Hayward in the brilliant parade down to the seafront 21st December ~ starts 6.30pm from Brighton Town centre to marine Parade for Fireworks.