Tenor Saxophonist

James Sax

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About James Sax

Experienced saxophonist playing solo pop and/or jazz with backing tracks, with a band, or with a DJ.
Tenor Saxophonist
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I'm a saxophonist based in Leeds, my service for weddings and functions can include any combination of popular songs, jazz, or entertainment alongside the DJ. As a soloist, I can provide a PA system with backing tracks at any point during the event, and be able to move swiftly to different parts of the venue. As well as a soloist I can perform with a band, playing jazz or pop sets. I'm flexible when it comes to the repertoire, so I'm happy to take requests in advance for e.g. your first dance and/or walking down the aisle. For an idea of what it can sound like, please check out some of my videos and do not hesitate to get in touch.

James Sax's Reviews

From customers:

11 years ago

‘true mastery... At times producing the subtlest sounds whilst at others showing the strength of the instrument.’ Scott Ronan (What Culture)

12 years ago

‘Beautiful tone’ Ivan Hewett (The Telegraph)

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This act has been working with Encore for over 2 years

James Sax's Song list

Pop examples:
All of Me
A Thousand Years
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Isn't She Lovely
My Girl
Can't Help Falling In Love With You
Is This Love?
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Jazz examples:
'Mack the Knife'
'Fly Me to the Moon'
'Some Day My Prince Will Come'
'Song for my Father'
'Blues in F'
There Will Never be another you
What is This Thing Called Love
All the Things You Are
I Love You
Cantaloupe Island

James Sax's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£180
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£450
Up to 3 hours£550


Daytime and evening entertainment.
Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Absolutely. This is a really popular request and we actually offer this service for free.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. As soon as the PA is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for the live music.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Of course

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I can also just bring my own instrument to play acoustically. Which I have done for e.g. ceremonies on the beach or where needing to roam.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If applicable.
Jazz, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Ibiza club, House, 1940s era music, 1930s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, Blues, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Swing, Avant garde, Experimental, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Funk, Covers, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Britpop, Alternative rock, Bossa nova, Indian music
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Church service, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Composition teaching, Examiner, Musicologist, Theory teaching, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Live looping, Actor, Arranger, Composer, Lyricist, Songwriter, Transcription
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