Top 20 Saxophonist celebrities in England
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Saxophonist celebrities [Updated June 26, 2022].
Andy Mackay was born
on July 23, 1946
Founding member of the influential art rock band Roxy Music who played with the group from 1971 to 1983 and wrote songs like "Love is the Drug" and "Angel Eyes."
Andy Mackay wrote the theme music for the late 1970s series Armchair Thriller.
Net Worth 2020: $30 Million
Chris White was born
on July 13, 1955
in Bristol, England.
He performed at Nelson Mandela's 70th Birthday Concert in 1988 and at Live Aid.
Net Worth 2020: $6 Million
John Surman was born
on August 30, 1944
Founder of The Trio and S.O.S., one of the earliest all-saxophone jazz groups. He also founded a quartet with John Taylor, among other jazz greats.
He dabbled in overdubbing and synthesized music, creating the album Westering Home in 1972 without any other musicians.
Dick Parry was born
on December 22, 1942
He was part of The Who's brass section on their tour from 1979 to 1980.
Ronnie Scott was born
on January 28, 1927
He co-founded Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, a music venue that had a tremendous influence on British jazz.
Femi Kuti was born
on June 16, 1962
Son of notorious musician and activist Fela Kuti and member of his father's band.
He has been nominated for many Grammy Awards in world music.
John Waugh was born
on January 10, 1988
He has taught music vocabulary as well as improvisation jazz.
John Harle was born
on September 29, 1956
in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England.
His work on Terror and Magnificence was nominated for a 1999 Grammy Award.
Evan Parker was born
on April 5, 1944
in Bristol, England.
His breathing and tonguing techniques were initially so intense that he would find blood dripping from his saxophone mouthpiece.
Lol Coxhill was born
on September 19, 1932
in Portsmouth, England.
He released twenty-eight albums as a band leader.
Nigel Hitchcock was born
on January 4, 1971
He has worked as a session musician, recording with groups such as the Spice Girls and Jamiroquai.
Wayne Escoffery was born
on February 23, 1975
Jazz musician who has worked with the Charles Mingus band and with his own eponymous quartet and quintet.
He was awarded a scholarship to attend the Hartt School.
Steve Norman was born
on March 25, 1960
in London, England.
He has performed at house music festivals through the United Kingdom.
Lee Thompson was born
on October 5, 1957
He played saxophone at the closing ceremony for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Elton Dean was born
on October 28, 1945
English saxophonist and keyboard player who was part of the Keith Tippett Sextet from 1968 to 1970 and Soft Machine from 1969 to 1972.
He was part of two live albums: Alive & Well: Recorded in Paris, released in 1978 and Live at the Proms 1970, released in 1988.
David Jackson was born
on April 15, 1947
He has worked closely with Soundbeam technology, which allows the physically and mentally disabled to create music.
Courtney Pine was born
on March 18, 1964
He appeared as himself in a jazz quartet in the Doctor Who serial Silver Nemesis in 1988.
Andy Sheppard was born
on January 20, 1957
Jazz musician who has won many British Jazz Awards and founded multiple big bands, including the Soft On The Inside Band. He has worked with artists like Gil Evans and Steve Swallow.
He has recorded more than thirty albums over the course of his life.
Ken Stubbs was born
on March 29, 1961
in Liverpool, England.
Saxophonist and composer known for co-founding the band First House with Django Bates, Mick Hutton, and Martin France.
He has been developing an online jazz education library resource since the late 1990s.
Stan Sulzmann was born
on November 30, 1948
At the age of 13, he began playing for the National Youth Jazz Orchestra.