Saxophonists for hire in Leicester

Hire a saxophonist in Leicester for your wedding, party or event. Whether you want to book a jazz saxophonist to perform sophisticated background music or you're looking for a saxophone player who will get the dance-floor pumping with Ibiza club classics, you've come to the right place. Browse our selection of the 211 best saxophonists local to Leicester right here.

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Hire Slav On Sax
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£600 - £800
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Saxophone w/ backing music or DJ

Hire Ben Martin Saxophonist
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£275 - £425

An outstanding saxophonist playing the best of Jazz, Latin, Soul, Reggae and Classic Pop. A sophisticated and elegant musical experience.

Hire James Banahan
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£275 - £500

Live saxophonists are a great and versatile choice for any event and James Banahan is the no1 Sax player to bring your party event to life !

Hire Erioluwa Adeola Sax
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£450 - £750

The #1 solo saxophonist in East Midlands! I've played over 50 events. Guaranteed to wow your guests! Famous quote: We're in it for the SAX.

Hire Paul Hollis
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£300 - £425

Jazz and Pop Saxophone player perfect for any part of the Wedding Day or Party. Many great Event performances over the last 10 years.

Hire Kevin Thapa
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£200 - £350

Experienced saxophonist for hire for weddings & events. Playlist includes a choice of jazz, pop and classical to suit your special occasion.

Hire Alexandra Jazz
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£150 - £350


Hire James Burwell
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£500 - £750

One of the most booked Encore Musicians! Professional, friendly and reliable saxophonist available for weddings, parties and events.

Hire Kelvin J Parker
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£250 - £400

An experienced professional sax, clarinet & flute player with the ability to read the room, giving you the occasion you wished for.

Hire Clare Marie - Saxophonist & Pianist
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£375 - £500

One of the South West's most in-demand sax players. Professional, friendly, reliable, & available for weddings, hen dos, & special events

Hire m-SAX
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£375 - £575
SaxophonistSouth Yorkshire

Encore's MOST BOOKED ARTIST 2023 & FASTEST SELLING ARTIST OF ALL TIME! International Ibiza/pop/Jazz artist (Groove Armada, Judge Jules etc)

Hire Ryan Sax & Vocals
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£695 - £895

Unleash the ultimate groove! Ryan, the incredible Sax, Singer & DJ sensation, will make your special day unforgettable. Hire Ryan today!

Hire Steve Turner
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£400 - £600

MADNESS' legendary saxophonist Steve Turner! Performed at Ibiza Rocks, Glastonbury, Coachella, Fuji rock festival, Top of the Pops

Hire Robyn Taylor Singer & Sax Player
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£1187.50 - £2437.50
SaxophonistWest Malling

Award winning Vocalist & Saxophonist of the South East.

Hire Alastair Grant
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Create the perfect atmosphere. Experienced professional sax player who plays jazz, soul, pop and Ibiza style dance.

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£350 - £450

Award winning DJ and Saxophonist based in Liverpool

Hire Ann-Marie Atkins
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£225 - £380

Tenor & alto saxophonist & vocalist. Performs with bands, solo, DJs, percussionists, and session work. Available for all occasions!

Hire Alec Wares
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£375 - £625

A professional musician for the last 35 years, playing in all genres of music from jazz trio to full symphony orchestra.

Hiring a Saxophonist in Leicester

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What kind of music can a saxophonist play?

The saxophone's appeal is its adaptability; saxophonists can play practically anything, from modern pop to classical music to soulful jazz. While many saxophonists concentrate on one or more of these genres, it is not uncommon for professional saxophonists to be able to cover a wide variety of genres. As such, sax players are appropriate for everything from birthday parties to corporate events. Jazz music, funk, pop, R&B, blues, reggae, ska, and soul/Motown are the most popular saxophone genres. Saxophonists will also have a lengthy song list for you to browse if you so like. In our large selection of skilled saxophonists for hire, you'll discover a wide range of songs to choose from - take a look to see which is your favourite.

How long will a saxophonist play for?

A saxophonist will typically perform two to three 45-minute performances. Of course, depending on the scheduling of your event, they can be flexible, but bear in mind that they will need short 10-15 minute rests after their sets to collect their breath! Make sure to ask one of our fantastic saxophonists how they set up their set times; they may be able to personalise it specifically for your needs.

Can a saxophonist take requests?

Yes but check their song list first, as your request might already be on there. Otherwise, notify your saxophonist in advance; if they are unfamiliar with your music, they will need time to prepare. While most saxophonists would learn an additional song for free, keep in mind that some may charge for this additional service (especially if you want them to learn numerous more songs).

How far in advance should I book a saxophonist?

We recommend booking as soon as possible, especially if you have specific songs in mind, but at Encore, we manage last-minute reservations all the time and can easily find a saxophone on short notice.

Are sax players appropriate for weddings?

Absolutely, saxophone players are an increasingly popular choices for weddings. Their melodic and soulful tones add a touch of elegance and romance to any wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception. Wedding saxophonists can perform a wide variety of music, ranging from classical and jazz to contemporary pop and soul, tailoring their repertoire to match the couple's preferences. During ceremonies, the saxophone's emotive sound enhances key moments like the processional or the exchange of vows, evoking deep emotions. During drinks receptions, wedding sax players can collaborate with DJs or bands, adding live elements to dance tracks and keeping the energy high on the dance floor. Saxophone solos or duets with other instruments can be a focal point, creating memorable, intimate performances for your big day. The versatility of saxophone music makes it suitable for various wedding styles, from classic and elegant affairs to modern and trendy celebrations. With their ability to infuse any moment with a touch of musical magic, sax players have become a cherished addition to wedding days, enhancing the overall atmosphere and leaving a lasting impression on both the couple and their guests.

What types of music can saxophonists play? 

The saxophone is an extremely versatile instrument that lends itself well to a wide range of genres, from classical music and jazz to folk and ska. Below is a breakdown of the most common genres our saxophonists perform:

Classical Music:

* Solo Works: Concertos, sonatas, and solo pieces composed specifically for the saxophone showcase its technical and expressive capabilities.

* Chamber Music: From duos to larger ensembles, the saxophone blends beautifully with other classical instruments, enriching chamber music repertoire.

* Orchestral Music: Many orchestral works integrate the saxophone, adding unique timbres and textures to the overall sound.

Jazz and Blues:

* Classic Jazz: The saxophone is synonymous with jazz, with iconic players like John Coltrane and Charlie Parker shaping the genre.

* Modern Jazz: From smooth jazz to avant-garde explorations, the saxophone continued to evolve within the jazz landscape, offering diverse expressions.

* Blues: Whether adding gritty riffs or soaring solos, the saxophone brings depth and emotion to blues music.

Popular Music:

* Pop and Rock: Saxophone features add distinctive touches to pop and rock songs, creating memorable hooks or soulful bridges.

* Funk and R&B: The rhythmic and groovy character of the saxophone makes it a perfect fit for funk and R&B, providing energy and danceable vibes.

* Latin Music: From salsa and bossa nova to mambo and beyond, the saxophone adds richness and flavour to the rhythmic pulse of Latin music.

Other Styles:

* Folk and Country: The saxophone can bring a melancholic or uplifting touch to folk and country tunes, adding depth and emotional resonance.

* Ska and Reggae: The bright and punchy sound of the saxophone perfectly complements the laid-back grooves of ska and reggae, creating a celebratory atmosphere.

* Electronic Music: From chillwave to experimental tracks, the saxophone explores a new sonic territory, blending acoustic warmth with electronic textures.

What does a soprano saxophonist mean? 

Soprano saxophonists play the smallest and highest-pitched saxophone, known for its agility and bright sound. Often featured in classical and jazz music settings, some classic songs that feature a soprano saxophone include, “Careless Whisper” by George Michael and “Baker Street” by Gerry Rafferty. 

Take a look at the videos of our soprano sax players for hire to get a feel for their sound.

What does an alto saxophonist mean? 

Alto saxophones are the most common type of saxophone. Known for their warm, lyrical tone, alto saxophones are popular in jazz and pop. Some popular songs that include an alto saxophone include “Stand By Me” by Ben E King and “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars. 

Check our collection of alto sax players for hire, to watch their videos and get a sense of their sound.

What does a tenor saxophonist mean? 

Larger and bolder than the alto, with a rich, expressive sound, the tenor saxophone is most commonly used in jazz, blues, and rock. Popular songs with a tenor saxophone include "Smooth Operator" by Sade and "The Girl from Ipanema" by Stan Getz and Astrud Gilberto. 

To get an idea of the sound of our tenor saxophonists for hire, check out their profiles where you'll find videos of them performing live.

What does baritone saxophonist mean? 

Deepest and lowest-pitched saxophone, the baritone saxophone adds a warm and full bottom end to the sound. Baritone saxophonists usually play in jazz, classical music, and even some contemporary music.

Respect by Aretha Franklin and “Pick Up the Pieces" by Average White Band are two popular songs that include a baritone saxophone.

To hear what our baritone sax players sound like, check out their profiles.

What does bass saxophonist mean? 

Rarest and largest saxophone, with a booming and tuba-like sound, bass saxophonists are mostly found in classical and experimental music.

Some classic bass sax songs include “Mood Indigo" by Duke Ellington and "Tiger Rag" by Original Dixieland Jass Band.

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