Jazzing it up with sax ensemble

PUBLISHED: 17:27 22 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:45 15 June 2010

A SAXOPHONE teacher is eager to inject some soulful music into Axminster - all that is missing are players for her ensemble.

A SAXOPHONE teacher is eager to inject some soulful music into Axminster - all that is missing are players for her ensemble.

Alison Young, a music teacher at The Woodroffe School, Lyme Regis, and private sax-teacher, is taking saxophone playing to the next level for the town, with the start of her sax ensemble, launched this week.

Her inspiration comes from teaching the many adults and older teenagers who have begun to play later in life and who need a challenge as well as a different medium of playing.

The 30-year-old said: "A lot of adults start late in life and this gives them something to aim for.

"It raises your game when you play with other musicians. "And it is just something new and fun." Ms Young is looking for 15 grade-4 saxophone players to join the ensemble, playing anything from classical to jazz tunes, and aims to get one concert a year.

The teacher has a music degree from Trinity College, London, and has been teaching for five years.

She has experience playing at gigs, for recitals and in the sax choir around the town.

The ensemble will meet on Mondays from 7.30pm to 9pm and will play during the term time.

If you are interested in joining contact Alison Young on (01297) 34098.

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