Andy Scott’s SaxAssault is to give the closing concert at SaxOpen, the World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, this summer.
The celebratory concert will take place at 6.00pm on Tuesday 14 July, bringing to an end a packed six days of saxophone playing of the highest quality. SaxAssault will perform a pop focused programme featuring Supertramp saxophonist John Helliwell. The concert will include the premiere of some brand new charts by Andy Scott for nine saxophones and rhythm section, which sees a guitar added to the line-up for the first time. Andy Scott is grateful to Selmer Paris for supporting this free public event linked to the city's Bastille Day celebrations.
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.
SaxOpen is the latest incarnation of the triennial World Saxophone Congress, which brings together professional, students and amateur saxophonists from across the globe to perform on the world stage and share their passion for the saxophone. Directed by Philippe Geiss, SaxOpen will be dedicated to research (congress) and festivities (festival). The event will be open to the public and to all styles of music, with the main themes being tradition, research and innovation.
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