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Newcastle Music Festival 2019 | Shades of Sax Blue
12 August 2019 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm AEST
Tickets: Adults $35| Concession – Seniors, Pensioners, Students $30| Under 12 $15| Family $80
Buy before July 7 for a $5 discount on all tickets.
Hear the many shades of sound that are possible with a sax quartet. Leader Rod Barnes (baritone sax) joins with Craig Parish (Soprano/Alto/Bass saxes), Cameron Harker (Alto) and Shane Landry (tenor) to lead you on a journey through sound.
From laughs and chuckles to deep moods, there is so much to experience from these seemingly brash instruments.
Sax Blue Enjoy playing a vast range of music styles from classical transcriptions to jazz tunes and novelty numbers. Over a period of 25 years, Sax Blue have learnt to exploit all the sounds of sax. Creamy, punchy and quirky sounds all serve in a repertoire that includes Baroque and Romantic arrangements, jazz standards such as Blue Monk, Body and Soul, Don’t Get Around Much Anymore, Good Bait and ̛̛Down By the Riverside, and special tunes like Tiger Rag and Bohemian Rhapsody.
The members of the group are Craig Parish (Soprano/Alto/Bass saxes), Cameron Harker (Alto), Shane Landry (Tenor), Rod Barnes (Baritone). All are also members of the Dungeon Big Band.
Sax Blue supported the internationally-known Dutch Swing College Band and is led by Rod Barnes, also leader for Dungeon Big Band and Pacific Palm Court Orchestra. Rod arranges much of the music for these groups.
- Sax Blue are:
- Rod Barnes| baritone sax
- Craig Parish | Soprano/Alto/Bass saxes
- Cameron Harker | Alto
- Shane Landry | tenor