I guess the best way to describe a congress is to say that it's something for everybody who enjoys the saxophone - top class performances, an ensemble competition, workshops/masterclasses and a massed sax performance at the end for everyone who brings an instrument, playing specially commissioned pieces.Not sure what Pete's attitude will be. As he's such a nice guy, there will probably be no objection.
My need is a definition of "Congress".
Well the first thing to be clear about is this is not the World Sax Congress - that's the one that happened in Thailand this year. Although the good news is that St Andrews, in Scotland, will be putting on the next World Sax Congress in 2012.Is it really in Aberdeen next year? That's great - I might actually go. I read about this years in Thailand and it sounded fun - James Carter was one of the jazz soloists. I found a link if any one wants to know more: