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Snake Davis – (Saxophone)

  • one of the UK’s leading Saxophonists
  • as resident saxophonist on “Tonight With Jonathon Ross” he played with the likes of, James Brown, Smokey Robinson, Chaka Khan and many more.
  • has been seen regularly on TV with the Eurythmics, M-People and B*Witched
  • presented a Saxophone “Masterclass” programme for ITV.
  • played all featured Saxophone and Flute parts – on record and tour – for Lisa Stansfield and M-People

We are so honoured that a professional busy as Snake is a believer in lifelong learning and is coming to Higham to share his expertise. Performing regularly all over the country, Snake often has sessions in his own studio in North Lincolnshire, but that’s a bit far for many of our catchment, so we’ve been able to drag him up north for what we hope will become an annual “up close and personal” extended opportunity for Sax enthusiasts.

To give you an idea of why we are bringing Snake “oop north” to Higham, here are some quotes from some of his previous educational escapades:

Just a note to say… Great day’s workshop with you, thanks. You have a lovely encouraging and positive way.

the students were captivated by your charisma and music!

Thank you so much for an utterly fabulous workshop and gig. We are getting so many lovely comments. You certainly made a huge impression on Max – he was really trying to think about his breathing and posture when I taught him on Monday and his exam went really well yesterday.

Thank you for a brilliant workshop yesterday in Haxby. I learned so much from you about playing my alto. Throughout the day – pearls galore!

Playing with you last night was epic. What an amazing experience.

Everyone really enjoyed the workshop and they are asking when the next one will be.  You put everyone at their ease and those who had never tried improvisation before now think it’s “easy”.  Hmmm ! -it was a great start because they were not scared off and you have awakened in them a genuine interest and excitement in exploring improvisation.

Its difficult to describe just how perfect the day was….so I’ll let a few quotes from those who participated do it……..

“A wonderful day of learning in a fun and relaxing way. What I loved was that Snakes workshop was geared around everyone’s  individual needs which meant that we all went home with that skill or the tools to practice and accomplish it. Perfect!” (Sue)

 “As a self-taught player I was really pleased that Snake showed       us how to do techniques such as vibrato, growling, flutter tongue, glissando and note bending. I found this enormously encouraging.”

“Well what a fab day that was!!” (Pauline)

“I too want to say such a big thank you for a really exciting and happy day. What a lovely man Snake is. “(Mel)

What a privilege and what a JOY it was! If you are a sax player and get an opportunity to spend time with Snake – grab it with both hands….we did…..and we’ll be back for more!!!!


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