Some links to the great people we work with….

Course Leaders:

Alex Clarke – Finalist in the BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year 2020, Alex is known to be one of the most in-demand and versatile young saxophonists to have emerged on the British jazz scene

Andy Scott – Manchester based Saxophonist, Educator and Composer Genius

Anna Brooks – An internationally acclaimed saxophonist, vocalist, musical director, music arranger, and recording artist

Bob Reynolds – Jazz saxophonist and Grammy Award-winning member of Snarky Puppy

Dan Mar-Molinero – Southampton Based Saxophonist, Composer, Arranger

Dave O’Higgins – One of the UK’s most recognisable saxophonists in jazz

Denys Baptiste – Iconic saxophone player Denys Baptiste is a keystone in the British jazz scene

Derek Nash – Sax Appeal, Jools Holland Saxophonist Extraordinaire

Emma Johnson – Internationally acclaimed clarinettist, recitalist, chamber musician, recording artist and lecturer

Frank Griffith – renowned jazz saxophonist and clarinettist

James Rae – As a composer, James Rae is one of Europe’s most published writers of educational wind music. He has at present over 120 publications to his credit published mainly by Universal Edition.

Janek Gwizdala – London-born, US-based bass player, and record producer Janek Gwizdala has been on the international music scene for over twenty years, touring as a band leader and working as musical director or sideman with some of the most respected names in the industry.

Jay Metcalf (Better Sax) – Youtube sensation, saxophonist and educator

Jody Espina – Internationally acclaimed Saxophonist, Jazz educator and President of JodyJazz mouthpieces

Krzysztof Urbanski – London and Yorkshire based Saxophonist and Composer

Liane Carroll – Liane Carroll is an award-winning jazz singer described by Jamie Cullum as “one of the greatest singers we have in this country”

Matt Ford – One of the UK’s most experienced and in-demand Swing Era vocalist

Mike Hall – Manchester based Saxophonist, Educator and Jazzer!

Naomi Sullivan – Head of saxophone at the excellent Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Nigel Price – Over a career spanning more than 25 years, award winning jazz guitarist Nigel Price has become widely acknowledged as one of the hardest working musicians in the business

Pete Long – The U.K.’s boss man, skipper, gaffer, guv’nor, top dog, number one, big cheese, big noise, curry lovin’ bigwig of the Big Band scene

Rob Buckland – Rob has crafted a career around his primary work as a saxophonist that defies categorisation. Moving effortlessly between genres, performing as classical soloist, chamber musician, contemporary specialist and improviser, with an international reputation as an insightful and forward-thinking educator

Snake Davis – Snake Davis is well established as one of the World’s leading Saxophonists

Simon Willescroft – Simon Willescroft is a British saxophonist, whose work has included performing with Duran Duran

Tim Garland – British saxophonist and reed player Tim Garland is a forward-thinking jazz musician whose inventive style often crosses the boundaries between modern creative improvisation and contemporary classical composition.

Tony Kofi – Award winning British jazz saxophonist

Yolanda Charles – Yolanda Charles MBE is a British musician and teacher. She has played bass guitar with Paul Weller, David A. Stewart, Robbie Williams, Mick Jagger, The Waterboys and Hans Zimmer to name a fewk

Current Sponsors:

Astute Music – Astute Music is a UK-based specialist music publishing company for the inquisitive & versatile musician

Bam Cases – BAM cases are available for violin, viola, cello, wind instruments and guitars. The instrument cases by the French manufacturer BAM combine contemporary, modern urban design with innovative, ultra light materials

BetterSax – As the founder of BetterSax.com Jay’s mission is to help developing saxophone players break away from traditional music learning methods and discover a more efficient, practical and fun way to become a Better Sax player

D’Addario Woodwinds – D’Addario Woodwinds is a leading manufacturer of clarinet and saxophone reeds, mouthpieces, ligatures, caps, and care products for all woodwind instruments

Henri SELMER Paris – Henri SELMER Paris is a French family-owned enterprise, manufacturer of musical instruments based at Mantes-la-Ville near Paris

JodyJazz Inc. – Premium quality American made mouthpieces

Key Leaves – Seattle-based family business specializing in woodwind care products that leave keys open to dry clean

Leblanc

Légère Reeds Ltd – Légère produces premium synthetic clarinet, saxophone, bassoon and oboe reeds

Marca Reeds – Five generations of expertise in the art of growing fine French cane

P. Mauriat – P. Mauriat saxophones take pride in providing the most ergonomic and efficient instruments for the musicians of the world

Rovner – Handmade ligatures & mouthpieces for saxophone and clarinet for all types of music

sax.co.uk – All things saxophone retailer

SYOS – Paris based mouthpiece company, combining science with sound

Tomplay™ –  A cross-platform app that allows users to play along with pre-recorded audio versions of a piece while following the sheet music

Trevor James Saxophones – Trevor James Saxophones are a well-established British manufacturer of saxes and flutes

Vandoren Paris – Manufacturer of mouthpieces, reeds, and accessories for the clarinet and saxophone families

Yanagisawa Saxophones – Yanagisawa Wind Instruments Co., Ltd. is a Japanese woodwind instrument manufacturing company known for its range of professional grade saxophones

Past Sponsors:

Conn-Selmer Europe – A leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use

Dawkes Music – Maidenhead based music retailer

McGill Music Sax School OnlineSax School is the easiest, fastest and most effective way to learn to play the sax

Music Corner – Musical Instrument Hire

Yamaha Saxophones – Probably the biggest of the “big four”, Yamaha saxophones place in the sax world is well established

Miscalleneous:

Andrew Blee – UK based Saxophonist and Teacher

Coda Music Centre – A vital award-winning charity, Coda Music Trust provides education, life-long learning and innovative arts and health programmes

DG Music – Woodwind and brass musical instrument repairs & servicing

Forza Saxophone Quartet – UK Based Sax Quartet (specialising in early jazz)

The Boogie Bumpers – 1930s & 40s Dance Band

The Jazz Podcast – Rob Cope and Tara Minton bring you The Jazz Podcast, in conversation with musicians from around the world

The Little Music Stop – Stationary, gifts, games and more

The Red Fez Orchestra – 1920s & 30s Dance Band (Gatsby Style)