A band with real sax appeal

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Sax Appeal, Alnwick Playhouse, Saturday, August 27, 7.30pm. Tickets £14, £13 conc.

FANCY a night with a group that have real sax appeal?

This gang of five fantastic saxophonists, backed by a funky rhythm section, have been performing their riotous shows over a 30-year career.

The group play a mix of driving swing, haunting ballads, Latin and funk, which has seen them headline festivals across Europe, perform regulary at the Purcell Room and the Albert Hall and release nine CDs.

Led by Derek Nash, who also plays in the Jools Holland Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, Sax Appeal has been described by Radio 2’s Digby Fairweather as ‘one of the finest saxophone bands in the world,’

They have also won the Jazz Combo of the Year award.