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Happy Saxophone day!

When : Always November 6th      


Saxophone Day is today. The Saxophone is a classical woodwind instrument. It is an essential instrument in jazz bands, symphonic bands, marching bands      and more. It's only fitting that this great instrument has a day of recognition      all to its own.      

The Saxophone was invented around 1840. It was created by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musical instrument maker.  The sax is made of brass.      


Adophe Sax invented 8 types of saxophones: Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Contrabass, and Subcontrabass. The first Saxophone ever created      was the Bass Saxophone. A 9th type of Saxophone, the Soprillo Saxophone, was invented in 2004. It is the smallest Saxophone.      


Some famous Saxophone Players (Alphabetical order):      

  •   John Coltrane
  •   Stan Getz
  •   Coleman Randolph Hawkins "Hawk"
  •   James Moody
  •   Charlie "The Bird" Parker
  •   Lester Prez Young      



      Happy Saxophone Day!!!

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