“Sax in Shanghai” (not to be confused with a certain blog) is a concert and workshop given by the London-based National Saxophone Choir and it will take place on Thursday at JZ Club from 5-8pm. The event, organized through the JZ School, will feature about 20 saxophonists who regularly play with the NSC as well as any and all sax players who attend the workshop. During the workshop, which runs from 5 to about 6:30, the NSC members will invite everyone to play and prepare a few pieces that will be performed by everyone together at the concert. The concert itself will start at 7pm and will include a short feature by the saxophone group from the Shanghai Conservatory led by Zhang Xiaolu.
The entire thing is free and open to the public, and will be a great chance for learners of the saxophone at any skill level to pick up some useful knowledge, skills and experience. Besides that, the NSC will probably bring wacky fun saxophones of all sizes that you never thought existed, like a sopranino (which is even smaller than a soprano sax) and a miniscule soprillo (even smaller!). Their performance is always a unique experience, and they specially prepare a custom program for every concert, so expect a spectacular show.
Picture courtesy of NSC, copyright Double Image Photography.