Sax Appeal is an award-winning, UK-based Jazz / Fusion group which features a five saxophone front line, plus an exciting rhythm section.
Formed in Manchester in 1980 by leader Derek Nash, Sax Appeal went on to win the National Festival of Music for Youth, Jazz Combo of the Year award in 1983, culminating in performances at the Purcell Room, the Royal Albert Hall and on TV.
Re-formed in London in 1984 the band plays regularly all over England. They won a Jazz South touring bursary in 1988, Arts Council funding for an extensive UK tour in 1995, and performed in Venezuela, South America for the British Council in 1996. They have performed on BBC network television, Live TV, Radio 2, Radio 3, Capital Radio, R.T.E. and broadcast Live on New Years eve 1997/8 on Radio 3's Jazz Notes.
Expect driving sing blue note style, Ellington sweetness, pure danceable Brazilian Latin, Brecker Brothers style fusion, biting Sanborn style funk, all in the space of one concert, featuring a myriad of saxophone styles from the best UK sax stylists.