Another newbie from Derbyshire/Notts

saxii

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Derbyshire, UK
Hi,

It's great to see a few fellow sax players from The Derbyshire/Notts area.

I've just joined, i play; alto, soprano, and sopranino saxes (not sure play is the right word for the latter, more like a determined grapple actually!). I also play flute, Clarinet, EWI (electronic wind instrument) and a bit of piano.

I play regularly in a local saxophone quartet, and in a 9 piece saxophone ensemble called Equinox saxophone ensemble (based around Nottingham). I play solo when time allows, teach part time, and enjoy composing a great deal. I take lessons from an excellent teacher in Nottingham, and my favourite music includes Piazzolla, Bozza, Irish music/laments, as well as more light hearted comeny sax such as Weidofts 'Sax-o-phun!'

I'm looking forward to going on the Nottingham saxophone weekend in a couple of weeks....Friday to Sunday saxophone....bliss!:)

I hope this is o.k to post a link, here's a selection of my compositions for woodwind; http://www.reverbnation.com/keridegg

hope I can add something in some way to this lovely forum :)
 

Luluna

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Hello Keri and welcome to the Cafe :) Very impressive webpage and website. Enjoyed listening to your "Fuerza Tranquila" piece. Glad you're here ;)
 

RedBottom

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Hello Saxii. Nice to see another Midlander here, even if it is Nottingham. There'll soon be a small army if we carry on at this rate (would have to be a Blue Army, though.;})
 
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saxii

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Derbyshire, UK
Hi Nick,

The sax weekend is taking place at the Hayes conference centre in Swanwick this year; http://www.saxday.co.uk
If you teach for the Derbyshire music partnership (i'm not sure if you do, but I do vaguely remember another sax teacher called Nick) you'll have been there a few times before!

I enjoyed working for the partnership for a couple of years, but after careful consideration decided I really wanted to follow my dream of composing, best thing I ever did, much happier now :0)
 

saxnik

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Poole, Dorset, United Kingdom
Ah no, I avoided working for Derbys - I just freelance both gigging and teaching!

I had a look at the website - might make a date for next year, since this year's event is full. I've signed up for the email!

See you around I'm sure, thanks,

Nick
 

JasonC

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Swadlincote, Derbyshire
Hi Keri,

Welcome from another neighbour :) Thanks for the Saxday link! I've signed up for the single day as I'm only a beginner.
There are some great sounding tracks on your site, well done.
 

RedBottom

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I had a look at the website - might make a date for next year, since this year's event is full. I've signed up for the email!
Same here - that and the fact that we have a rather important gig on the Saturday afternoon. I have, however, posted a link onto our band's Facebook page.

I'm wondering about the June day. I class myself as intermediate, having been blowing for around ten years now, so not sure where I should pitch myself.
 
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