Photo: Ipswich Lions

Stacks of Sax is a Suffolk based saxophone group that has been performing around the region for the past twenty years. Our standard line up is now eight saxes which can feature, alongside the usual suspects, the tiny Sopranino Sax and the enormous Bass Sax. We can offer smaller combinations - see panel below.

Years ago our first gig was rewarded with a huge watermelon each, which turned out to be very welcome on what was an extremely warm summer evening. Things have moved on considerably since then and while Herbie Hancock's Watermelon Man is in the pad we no longer play for donations of fruit (no matter what the temperature!). Our repertoire has broadened to include jazz, swing, light classical and show tunes alongside original pieces which cater for the varied audiences we perform to.

To make contact please send an e-mail message to info@stacksofsax.co.uk

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Mendlesham 2017Mendlesham Street Fayre
Photo: Jon Lewis

'Brilliant!  thank you so much for bring the band to this year's fayre. Great success and popular'

Community Council - Mendlesham Street Fayre
May 2017

All

Perc instruments

'Nearly four hundred visitors enjoyed some fabulous music in the Upper Arboretum this afternoon. A huge thank you to Stacks of Sax Extra sponsored by Sheepshanks Fine Wines.'

Christchurch Park Facebook

20th Anniversary Concert
Christchurch Park Arboretum, Ipswich
July 2016

May 2015

Photo: Ella Welham
Mendlesham Street Fayre
May 2015

BBC Carols BBC Carols

Photos: Merlin Software
BBC Radio Suffolk Carol Concert, The Apex, Bury St Edmunds
December 2012

… at last time to relax and say how much I enjoyed your wonderful arrangements, and the splendid performance of your entire group.  Tonal contrast has always worked for me as a soloist, however Sunday afternoon gave the audience a far wider dimension and I hope it broke new ground for ILOMS.

Over the past 40 years I have many times played with 'Duke' Blatchley (Nat West Jazz Band Tenor Sax) and although now retired remain the closest of friends.  However the ensemble feel of so many fine instruments as you have in your group is quite another matter.  I hope we might have reason to do it all again some day.

Len Rawle
a joint concert with Len for Ipswich Light Organ Music Society
March 2013

'I cannot thank you and your team of Saxophonists enough for such a brilliant evening – I suspect that the event will be the talk of the village and the church for some weeks to come and I am delighted to report back that all ... were inspired and bowled over by the diversity of the evening, one that will be remembered by so many for all the right reasons!'

All Saints, Great Thurlow
September 2012

'Your performance at St Andrews in Cotton was so impressive. The compositions, the arrangements and the production of the whole programme were all superb ... Your saxophone group has secured many fans.'

Friends of Cotton Church
October 2011

'FANTASTIC FUNDRAISING CONCERT'

Martlesham 2011
Evening Star 27th September 2011

SoS

'YOUR MUSIC ADDED ATMOSPHERE AND ASSISTED IN ACHIEVING SUCH AN AMAZING SUCCESS' (May 2011)

'Many thanks for playing at the Westerfield Scout Fete - it was a great success ... we raised double the amount we have done in recent years ... Please pass our thanks and appreciation to your ... members who were excellent. We had many favourable comments about how much [everyone] enjoyed sitting listening to you ...'

Dawn Woods, 1st Westerfield Scout Group

SoS in action

Suffolk Brokerage's Celebration of Success (Nov 2009) - reproduced with permission www.suffolkbrokerage.org

 

NEXT PERFORMANCE
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Rushmere St Andrew
Music at Rushmere

29th October 2017
3.00 pm to 4.00 pm

a Sunday afternoon concert homemade refreshments included

Rushmere St Andrew's Church
The Street
Rushmere St Andrew
Ipswich
IP5 1DH

ticket information

Rushmere

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COMING SOON
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Woodbridge
Music to Twinkle Your Tinsel
on
Festive Friday

in
The King's Head

15th December 2017
7.30pm

17 Market Hill
Woodbridge
IP12 4LP

01394 387750

Information:

email - info@stacksofsax.co.uk

 

     

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