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Soprano saxophone

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The soprano saxophone is a higher-register variety of the saxophone, a woodwind instrument, invented in the 1840s. [1]

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Afrobeat, also known as afrofunk, is a music genre which developed in the 1970s when African musicians began combining elements of West African musical styles such as jùjú music and highlife with American funk and jazz influences, with a focus on chanted vocals, complex intersecting rhythms, and percussion.

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Alan Hovhaness

Alan Hovhaness (March 8, 1911 – June 21, 2000) was an Armenian-American composer.

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Alto saxophone

The alto saxophone, also referred to as the alto sax, is a member of the saxophone family of woodwind instruments invented by Belgian instrument designer Adolphe Sax in the 1840s, and patented in 1846.

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Anthony Braxton

Anthony Braxton (born June 4, 1945) is an American composer and multi-instrumentalist who is known in the genre of free jazz.

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The aulochrome is a new woodwind instrument invented by Belgian François Louis and first prototyped in 1999.

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Baritone saxophone

The baritone saxophone or "bari sax" is one of the largest members of the saxophone family, only being smaller than the bass, contrabass and subcontrabass saxophones.

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Bass saxophone

The bass saxophone is one of the largest members of the saxophone family—larger than the more commonly encountered baritone saxophone.

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Bennie Maupin

Bennie Maupin (born August 29, 1940, Detroit, Michigan) is a jazz multireedist who performs on various saxophones, flute, and bass clarinet.

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Bob Berg

Robert Berg (April 7, 1951 – December 5, 2002) was a jazz saxophonist originally from Brooklyn, New York City.

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Bolero is a genre of slow-tempo Latin music and its associated dance.

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Branford Marsalis

Branford Marsalis (born August 26, 1960) is an American saxophonist, composer and bandleader.

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C soprano saxophone

The C soprano saxophone is a member of the saxophone family.

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Chamber music

Chamber music is a form of classical music that is composed for a small group of instruments—traditionally a group that could fit in a palace chamber or a large room.

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Charlie Mariano

Carmine Ugo Mariano (November 12, 1923 – June 16, 2009) was an American jazz alto saxophonist and soprano saxophonist.

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The clarinet is a musical-instrument family belonging to the group known as the woodwind instruments.

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Classical music

Classical music is art music produced or rooted in the traditions of Western culture, including both liturgical (religious) and secular music.

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Concert band

A concert band, also called wind ensemble, symphonic band, wind symphony, wind orchestra, wind band, symphonic winds, symphony band, or symphonic wind ensemble, is a performing ensemble consisting of members of the woodwind, brass, and percussion families of instruments, along with the double bass or bass guitar.

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Contrabass saxophone

The contrabass saxophone is the second-lowest-pitched extant member of the saxophone family proper.

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Dan Forshaw

Dan Forshaw (born 19 May 1981, Blackpool, Lancashire) is an English jazz musician and music educator who started his professional career aged sixteen.

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Dave Koz

David Stephen Koz (born March 27, 1963) is an American smooth jazz saxophonist.

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Dave Liebman

David Liebman (born September 4, 1946) is an American saxophonist and flautist.

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Eberhard Weber

Eberhard Weber (born 22 January 1940 in Stuttgart) is a German double bassist and composer.

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Embouchure or lipping is the use of the lips, facial muscles, tongue, and teeth in playing a wind instrument.

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Eugene Rousseau (saxophonist)

Eugene Rousseau (born August 23, 1932 in Blue Island, Illinois) is an American classical saxophonist.

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Evan Parker

Evan Shaw Parker (born 5 April 1944) is a British saxophone player who plays free jazz.

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Fela Kuti

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (15 October 1938 – 2 August 1997), also professionally known as Fela Kuti, or simply Fela, was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist, musician, composer, pioneer of the Afrobeat music genre, human rights activist, and political maverick.

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Fervaal is an opera (action musicale or lyric drama) in three acts with a prologue by the French composer Vincent d'Indy, his opus 40.

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Gary Bartz

Gary Bartz (born September 26, 1940) is an American jazz saxophonist.

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Grover Washington Jr.

Grover Washington Jr. (December 12, 1943 – December 17, 1999) was an American jazz-funk / soul-jazz saxophonist.

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Heitor Villa-Lobos

Heitor Villa-Lobos (March 5, 1887November 17, 1959) was a Brazilian composer, described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music".

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Henri Selmer Paris

Henri Selmer Paris company is a French-based international family-owned enterprise, manufacturer of musical instruments based at Mantes-la-Ville near Paris, France.

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Intonation (music)

Intonation, in music, is a musician's realization of pitch accuracy, or the pitch accuracy of a musical instrument.

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Jan Garbarek

Jan Garbarek (born 4 March 1947) is a Norwegian jazz saxophonist who is also active in classical music and world music.

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Jay Beckenstein

Jay Beckenstein (born May 14, 1951, New York) is a saxophonist, composer, producer, and co-founder of the band Spyro Gyra.

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Jazz is a music genre that originated in the African-American communities of New Orleans, United States, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and developed from roots in blues and ragtime.

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Jean-Yves Fourmeau

Jean-Yves Fourmeau is a French classical saxophonist and is the classical music professor at the CRR de Cergy-Pontoise.

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Jennifer Higdon

Jennifer Higdon (born December 31, 1962) is an American composer of classical music and composition teacher.

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Joe Farrell

Joseph Carl Firrantello (December 16, 1937 – January 10, 1986), known as Joe Farrell, was an American jazz saxophonist and flautist.

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John Coltrane

John William Coltrane, also known as "Trane" (September 23, 1926 – July 17, 1967),.

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John Mackey (composer)

John Mackey (born October 1, 1973) is an American composer of contemporary classical music, with an emphasis on music for wind band, as well as orchestra.

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Johnny Hodges

John Cornelius Hodges (July 25, 1907 – May 11, 1970) was an American alto saxophonist, best known for solo work with Duke Ellington's big band.

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Joshua Redman

Joshua Redman (born February 1, 1969) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

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Kenneth Tse

Kenneth Tse 謝德驥 (born 1972) is a Chinese American classical saxophonist.

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Kenny G

Kenneth Bruce Gorelick (born June 5, 1956), better known by his stage name Kenny G, is an American saxophonist.

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Kirk Whalum

Kirk Whalum (born July 11, 1958) is an American jazz saxophonist and songwriter.

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List of saxophonists


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Lucky Thompson

Eli "Lucky" Thompson (June 16, 1924 – July 30, 2005) was an American jazz tenor and soprano saxophonist.

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Major second

In Western music theory, a major second (sometimes also called whole tone) is a second spanning two semitones.

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Marbin is a jazz rock band formed by two musicians from Israel.

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Maurice Ravel

Joseph Maurice Ravel (7 March 1875 – 28 December 1937) was a French composer, pianist and conductor.

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My Favorite Things (album)

My Favorite Things is the seventh studio album by jazz musician John Coltrane, released in 1961 on Atlantic Records, catalogue SD-1361.

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Nigerians or Nigerian people are citizens of Nigeria or people with ancestry from Nigeria.

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Oboes are a family of double reed woodwind instruments.

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An orchestra is a large instrumental ensemble typical of classical music, which mixes instruments from different families, including bowed string instruments such as violin, viola, cello and double bass, as well as brass, woodwinds, and percussion instruments, each grouped in sections.

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Paul McCandless

Paul Brownlee McCandless Jr. (born March 24, 1947 in Indiana, Pennsylvania) is an American multi-instrumentalist and founding member of the American jazz group Oregon.

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Paul Winter

Paul Winter (born August 31, 1939) is an American saxophonist who founded the Paul Winter Consort.

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Phosphor bronze

Phosphor bronze is an alloy of copper with 0.5–11% of tin and 0.01–0.35% phosphorus.

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Raschèr Saxophone Quartet

The Raschèr Saxophone Quartet is a professional ensemble of four saxophonists which performs classical and modern music.

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Richard Strauss

Richard Georg Strauss (11 June 1864 – 8 September 1949) was a leading German composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras.

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Ronnie Laws

Ronald Wayne Laws (born October 3, 1950) is an American jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz saxophonist.

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Sam Newsome

Sam Newsome (born April 28, 1965) is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and educator.

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Sam Rivers

Samuel Carthorne Rivers (September 25, 1923 – December 26, 2011) was an American jazz musician and composer.

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The saxophone (also referred to as the sax) is a family of woodwind instruments.

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Saxophone quartet

A saxophone quartet is a musical ensemble composed of four saxophones, typically soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.

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Sidney Bechet

Sidney Bechet (May 14, 1897 – May 14, 1959) was an African American jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and composer.

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Sonny Fortune

Sonny Fortune (born) is an American jazz saxphonist.

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Sopranino saxophone

The sopranino saxophone is one of the smallest members of the saxophone family.

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Sopranissimo saxophone

The sopranissimo or soprillo saxophone is the smallest member of the saxophone family.

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A soprano is a type of classical female singing voice and has the highest vocal range of all voice types.

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Steve Lacy

Steve Lacy (July 23, 1934 – June 4, 2004), born Steven Norman Lackritz in New York City, was a jazz saxophonist and composer recognized as one of the important players of soprano saxophone.

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Symphonia Domestica

Symphonia Domestica (Domestic Symphony), Op. 53, is a tone poem for large orchestra by Richard Strauss.

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Takashi Yoshimatsu

(born March 18, 1953) is a contemporary Japanese composer of classical music.

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Tenor saxophone

The Tenor saxophone is a medium-sized member of the saxophone family, a group of instruments invented by Adolphe Sax in the 1840s.

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Transposing instrument

A transposing instrument is a musical instrument whose music is recorded in staff notation at a pitch different from the pitch that actually sounds (concert pitch).

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The tubax is a modified saxophone developed in 1999 by the German instrument maker Benedikt Eppelsheim.

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Vincent d'Indy

Paul Marie Théodore Vincent d'Indy (27 March 18512 December 1931) was a French composer and teacher.

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Walter Parazaider

Walter Parazaider (born March 14, 1945) is an American saxophonist, best known for being a founding member of the rock band Chicago.

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Wayne Shorter

Wayne Shorter (born August 25, 1933) is an American jazz saxophonist and composer.

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Woodwind instrument

Woodwind instruments are a family of musical instruments within the more general category of wind instruments.

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Yamaha Corporation

() is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services, predominantly musical instruments, electronics and power sports equipment.

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Yanagisawa Wind Instruments

Yanagisawa Wind Instruments is a Japanese woodwind company known for its range of professional grade saxophones.

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