New blog post and a great video of the sax quartet Itchy Fingers.
We have some great news today. We are happy to announce our new single – Hiding In The Shadows!
As a thank you for all of your support over the last few months, we are making this a FREE download! All you have to do is follow the link below and do us one favour, and that is to share this music with as many of your friends as possible. We are really excited about our music and would love for as many people to hear it as possible!
Thanks again for all of your support!
- The Sax Academypresenthe Sax Academy is a new Saxophone and Clarinet studio based in Overseal, South Derbyshire. Owner and tutor of the Sax Academy, Jamie Ryder, has enjoyed much success over the last 5 years and has made the decision to evolve his studio into a dedicated space to develop the musical abilities of children and adults alike. At the Sax Academy, students are given the options to learn how to perform on stage, how to improvise, how to read music and importantly are given the option of additional theory lessons to help develop a greater understanding of music.
A natural performer from a young age, Jamie has been playing the saxophone for nearly 20 years. Within those 20 years, 16 of them has been playing live around the globe. Starting in working mens and social clubs around the Midlands, Jamie developed an ear for Jazz and around the age of 16 he stated playing in local big bands and small jazz groups.
At 19 Jamie moved to Devon to study Jazz at the University of Exeter. Here, under the tutelage of John Taylor, Jon Eato, Stan Sulzmann and Niki Iles, Jamie refined his playing whilst remaining an active member of the South West music scene, playing with his own successful jazz quartet as well as other ensembles.
Since graduating in 2006 Jamie has been working as a freelance musician, most notably playing tenor saxophone with the successful mod band DC Fontana. It was with DC Fontana that Jamie had the great opportunity of touring Europe performing in Italy, Spain, Germany, France and Switzerland.
Jamie has appeared on several recordings including three albums with DC Fontana, the first, “Six Against Eight”, being recorded in the prestigious Parr Street Studios in Liverpool. Jamie went onto record “Meshkalina” and “LaContessa” with DC gaining a huge amount of experience in the recording studio.
Jamie is an in demand session musician and has since gone on to other projects, most notably the KM Collective where Jamie plays tenor sax and has arranged horn parts for their upcoming album. A highly competent reader and improviser, Jamie has the ability to fit into any style and genre that is required.
- University of ExeterBmus Jazz, 2003 - 2006