Sax World

Weekly Saxophone Ensembles

What We Do


A SAFE, CREATIVE & ENCOURAGING ENVIRONMENT

My fundamental motivation for SaxWorld Ensembles is to offer a safe, creative, positive and encouraging environment where Saxophonists can make music together, at varying levels or standards of playing. At each weekly session we shall enjoy exploring a wide landscape of musical genres and styles in the process.

These Ensembles offer a progressive course or route, varying in dimension - starting with the Saxsequential ensemble (for those at the earlier stages of learning), to more the advanced Saxology (for those who have reached Gr 5 standard and above) and then finally to the Quartz ensemble (for advanced players). This final ensemble is for the virtuoso Saxophonist, for those who aspire to a very high level of ensemble performance.

Accumulated ensemble skills, learned from regular experience, will be extremely useful for anyone wishing to move on to either larger or smaller ensembles, in any musical tradition. SaxWorld is an excellent place to learn these ensemble skills and to grow in your playing experience.

Our SaxWorld ensembles are thriving and growing fast.  Please do get in touch to find out more about these wonderful ensembles and how you might become a part of our growing community.

 

SaxWorld : Saxophone Ensembles meeting weekly:

 

Saxsequential: (Beginner to Gr 4 standard) - Spaces available

 

Saxology: (Grade 5-8 standard) - Spaces available

 

Quartz: Advanced Players (Gr 8+) - Spaces available

 

We shall observe all Safeguarding & Covid safety protocol. Anyone wishing to attend or to become a member of SaxWorld, who is over the age of 18, will need to be registered with the DBS Update Service.

 

CONCERTS, RECITALS & WORKSHOPS

I would like to establish at least one event per term for SaxWorld Ensemble members. This would be an afternoon of rehearsal and playing together, followed by a Concert or Recital (for family, friends and members of the public to attend).

Occasionally we shall also include a Workshop – with visiting friends (saxophonist/performer/composer/specialist tutor/music publisher/specialist woodwind or music shop etc) joining us for a day. I have many contacts/friends within these musical arenas.

Some of these events will be offered more widely, to anyone who might like to attend and benefit from a particular theme or occasion.

I would like to see better opportunities to Perform (along the lines of events that I have organised in the past – Concert Recitals, Annual Pupils’ Recitals and other events). These have been extremely popular and enjoyable.

 

OUR VENUE

The most important part in getting this initiative established was to find the right Venue and also association or relationship.

From the start I believe that SaxWorld would work better within a Church here in the City. I believe that what I bring to my tuition work is very closely linked to my work as a Christian Artist/Musician, for which I am known internationally.

Therefore, I was very pleased when St Anne’s Church, part of Earlham Parish & the Mitre Benefice, agreed to host SaxWorld and for appreciating the vision that I have for these ensembles.

St Anne’s Church is located in Colman Road, just off the Norwich ring road, opposite Earlham Library and close to the UEA. There is ample free parking.

We shall be holding our weekly rehearsal sessions within the Church Hall, which has excellent facilities. We shall  move into the Church Building for larger events and concerts. St Anne’s is a modern, spacious building with a good resonance.

If you would like to discover how to become a part of SaxWorld and can commit to weekly SaxWorld sessions (operating during Norfolk Schools Calendar) please either email, message or call me.

I shall then offer to you the chance to meet, to look at your objectives and see if we are going to be of real benefit and assist you in your playing and learning journey. This would be without cost or obligation.

I am looking forward to the future – it is going to be amazing!

 

AN INVITATION TO THOSE PLANNING MUSIC EVENTS

SaxWorld Ensembles are amazing!

Having directed Saxophone & Jazz ensembles here in Norfolk for over 20 years I can honestly say that these new SaxWorld ensembles are the very best that I have been privileged to direct.

We would welcome opportunities to perform at events within the City of Norwich and throughout the County of Norfolk. So, please do enquire if you might like an excellent Saxophone Ensemble for your special occasion.

Please contact our SaxWorld Events Coordinator Janet Nelson: 

EMail: janetnelson@gmail.com

 

Sincere good wishes,

David Fitzgerald

SaxWorld Director & Founder

SaxWorld offers the finest instruction, encouragement, enjoyment and is affordable!