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Saxaphone Day

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

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When : Always November 6th

Saxophone Day is today. The Saxophone is a classical woodwind instrument. It is an essential instrument in jazz bands, symphonic bands, marching bands and more. It's only fitting that this great instrument has a day of recognition all to its own.

The Saxophone was invented around 1840. It was created by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian musical instrument maker. The sax is made of brass.

Adophe Sax invented 8 types of saxophones: Sopranino, Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Bass, Contrabass, and Subcontrabass. The first Saxophone ever created was the Bass Saxophone. A 9th type of Saxophone, the Soprillo Saxophone, was invented in 2004. It is the smallest Saxophone.

Some famous Saxophone Players (Alphabetical order):

John Coltrane
Stan Getz
Coleman Randolph Hawkins "Hawk"
James Moody
Charlie "The Bird" Parker
Lester Prez Young
Happy Saxophone Day!!!

Origin of Saxophone Day:
Adophe Sax, the inventor of the saxophone, was born on this day in 1814. So, the reason for celebrating on this day is apparent.

We did not find any information on who created Saxophone Day, or when this special day was first celebrated.

There are numerous references to "Saxophone Day" for schools, bands, or special events. They are scattered across many different dates.

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LITTLEWIND53 11/7/2012 12:40AM

    Interesting bit of trivia. Thanks.

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PATRICIAAK 11/6/2012 6:52PM

    You fooled me on this one. I thought you were going to post that it is Election Day in the US.

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THINAGIN2 11/6/2012 3:41PM

    I love saxophone music!

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DOUGDC 11/6/2012 9:20AM

    One more famous saxophone player: Bill Clinton.
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PMAY0313 11/6/2012 7:54AM

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DFROMTX 11/6/2012 7:31AM

    Interesting. My father played the saxophone for fun & loved the songs of the "big bands".

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