Sax In The City

Sax In The City are a sophisticated Jazz trio who create a classy atmosphere for any event. Great for sophisticated functions, they never fail to please with a repertoire spanning from Frank Sinatra to Van Morrison and more. Solo sax to quartet available

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Set List / Repertoire

Two Typical Sax In The City Set Lists:

Set 1
Fly Me To The Moon
Mack The Knife
Cheek To Cheek
Dream A Little Dream
All Of Me
Have You Met Miss. Jones?
Autumn Leaves
Sunny Side Of The Street
All Blues
Take The A Train

Set 2
It Had To Be You
Girl From Ipenema
The More I See You
Makin Whoopee
Pennies From Heaven
The Way You Look Tonight
Night And Day
Bye Bye Blackbird
Watermelon Man
Blue Bossa

Other Tunes Form The Repertoire
After You’ve Gonne
Afternoon In Paris
A Beautiful Friendship
As Time Goes By
A Night In Tunisia
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All The Things You Are
Billie’s Bounce
Back At The Chicken Shack
Blues In The Closet
Body And Soul
Blue Monk
Comin’ Home Baby
Cantaloupe Island
Donna Lee
Doxy Days Of Wine And Roses
Don’t Get Around Much Any More
Deep Purple
Please Find Me Someone To Love
God Bless The Child
Groovin’ High
Grease Patrol
Honeysuckle Rose
In A Mellow Tone
In A Sentimental Mood
It Don’t Mean A Thing
I Cant Give You Anything But Love
Just Friends
Just In Time
Killer Joe
Lullaby Of Birdland
Love For Sale
Lady Is A Tramp
Lester Leaps In
Mood Indigo
Mrs. Miniver
My Little Suede Shoes
My Blue Heaven
On Green Dolphin Street
Oh Lady Be Good
Route 66
Satin Doll
Song For My Father
St. Thomas
September In The Rain
Sonny Moon For Two
Night Train
Midnight Rambler

Full Biography

The trio is a group of professional musicians with decades of experience. Sax in the City excels at playing a distinctive and elegant range of jazz from their vast repertoire including composers such as Ellington Carmichael Gershwin and Cole Porter. Sax in the City also has the options of performing as a duo or as a quintet with or without optional vocals.

Tenor Saxophonist Julian has played with everyone from Shakin’ Stevens Gilbert O’ Sullivan to Gerry And The Pacemakers to the Eurythmics and in September 2003 played for the Rolling Stones at the end of their world tour party at Shepherd's Bush in London. He has toured with Mike D’abo and Mike Pender from Manfred Man and The Searchers and Brian Poole form the Tremolos. Julian has played on the QE2 and travelled to Singapore New Zealand and Australia as well as numerous performances in and around Europe playing his big smokey distinctive tenor sax sound. Recently Julian has played at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club in London supporting Van Morrison on the first leg of his UK tour. He continues to work with Gilbert O' Sullivan regularly touring Japan and Europe and played on the main ‘Pyramid’ and acoustic stages at Glastonbury 2008. Julian is playing with Gilbert at the Royal Albert Hall in October 2009 as part of his Autumn tour.

Julian is also a member of Shakin’ Stevens’ band as the horn section with fellow trumpet player Matt Holland (Matt played with Van Morrison’s band for 13 years). Shakey continues to tour all over the world and UK also playing on the ‘Pyramid’ stage at Glastonbury 2008. Most recently Julian played with Shaky and the band on ITV’s  ‘Dancing On Ice’ programme on Xmas 2008 day at 8pm closing the whole show with a knock out performance of ‘Merry Christmas Everyone’ one of Shakey’s four number one hits!

Pianist Simon Whiteside has produced the film orchestrations for the recent film 'Kingdom of Heaven' directed by Ridley Scott. Simon has also produced the jazz arrangements for the Most Mysterious Murders on BBC 1. He continues to write arrange and play for numerous jazz outfits in and around the Capitol and for the BBC.

Bassist Julian Bury has played with Paul McCartney at the Cafe du Paris in London. Recently he has been seen playing sophisticated jazz on BBC 1's Holby City. Julian has appeared on Top of the Pops 2 playing bass with Gilbert O'Sullivan. Julian is a well respected bass player comfortable with everything from be-bop to jazz standards can regularly be seen in jazz clubs in and around London from Ronnie Scotts to the 100 Club.

These musicians have played with the likes of Paul McCartney Van Morrison Shakin’ Stevens, Gilbert O’ Sullivan, Eurythmics, and Jimmy James and The Vagabonds as well as regular jazz residencies in London.

Sax in the City has played at events such as Henley Regatta, Ascot and many celebrity functions at the Dorchester.

At corporate events for companies such as:
The birthday party of millionaire Philip Green, owner of BHS chain
100 Club, London
Prestigious venues include:
ICA, London
Park Lane Hotel,
The Bleeding Heart Restaurant, London
Boisdale Club, Belgravia
Gleneagles Hotel, Scotland
The Royal Albert Hall

Package Information
* Solo Sax -
This includes up to 2 hours' solo saxophone playing with backing tracks for a full band sound.
* DJ Package - this includes 2 x 45 minutes sax set (includes backing tracks for a full band sound) plus a 2 hour DJ set of rock and pop music from 60s-00s (includes PA, lighting, mics and DJ can take requests)


Default lineup: 2 members

Standard = Trio: Piano, Tenor Saxophone and Double Bass

Duo: Piano and Tenor Saxophone Quartet: Piano, Tenor Saxophone, Double Bass, Drums

Performance Times

2 x 45 minutes sets

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booked Sax In The City for their Wedding

“Sax in the City were brilliant. Many of the guests commented on how good they were. They were perfect for the occasion. ”

Hi Mary Thank you, Sax in the City were excellent, and went down very well. ...

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booked Sax In The City for their event

“Hi Mary Thank you, Sax in the City were excellent, and went down very well. I always feel somewhat sorry for musicians at this kind of event, where everyone is mingling and talking, and appear not to be listening to the music, but a lot of people have commented on how good the band were, and they very much added to the atmosphere and quality of the occasion. Do pass on our sincere thanks to the three band members individually. Best wishes ”

Sax in the City were superb, sometimes it can be difficult to arrange the right ...

5 stars - Sax In The City are Highly Recommended
booked Sax In The City for their event

“Sax in the City were superb, sometimes it can be difficult to arrange the right type of music for specific events, Julian and Simon were brilliant, they played a vast range of hits which went down extremely well to an audience which ranged from 16 to 75. They were both so professional, sociable and interactive. I will definitely be booking them again. The event was a great success and I highly recommend them. ”

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