Workshops are exclusively accessible to Sax Bandits members as an optional addition to a paid membership.
Learn from the best professional musicians in the industry as they share their unique musical knowledge and insights. Workshops usually focus on a specific musical topic or saxophone skill not typically covered in our regular band sessions, such as; rhythm training, jazz improvisation, breathing technique, or music theory.
Workshops can vary in structure and duration but typically last 3-4 hours. The amount of spaces on a workshop are limited to ensure participants can get stuck into the material and interact with the tutor as much as possible. The location of workshops varies to cater for the widest catchment of members in an area.
To see upcoming workshops, visit the ‘Gigs & Workshops’ Calendar on Sax HQ.
Read the first-hand experiences of members who have attended past workshops, written in their words.
OK, so it wasn’t an actual “date” with Chez but on a dismal Sunday in January I was one of a lucky bunch of sax enthusiasts to participate in both Chez Taylor workshops organised by Sax Bandits; the first covering three iconic 80s Sax Solos and the second looking at how to Solo Over Dance Music…
The workshop was designed to increase rhythmic skills, vocabulary, timing and ‘groove’ as well as percussion skills. There was a slight sense of nervousness in the air as none of us really knew what to expect. However, Paul soon put us at ease starting with some clapping rhythm exercises…
Arriving for the Snake Davis workshop, I was nervous. Being in the presence of such an esteemed musician, let alone playing in his company was seriously daunting (check out his wiki page for a full list of his credentials). Consisting mostly of alto and tenor saxophones, we settled into a horse-shoe shape and set up our stands…