Sax and the City
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One hundred and forty saxophonists.
Lining the rooftops and balconies of central Sydney.
Playing toe-tappin’, finger-clickin’ tunes.
Pretty damn good fun.
I took part in the Sax and The City event as part of Sydney Festival’s First Night event, last Saturday night. I’m really a clarinet player, but played sax when I was at school… and anyway, it is not that hard to play the sax (as I like to tell Tony).
The event was directed/composed by Sydney saxophonist Sandy Evans – legend. Tony was invited to be one of the group leaders. I was in his group, and held my own most adequately :-). Look carefully in the group performance shot, taken when we were on the balcony of the Mint Building. You’ll see me there playing the alto sax, looking like a pro.
Last one here shows Tony in walking action, heading up Martin Place.