Marici Saxes

A marriage of harmony and diversity sums up English saxophone quartet Marici Saxes. Four unique musicians, supremely successful saxophonists all, they came together through a craving for collective creativity. Since their inception, in 2010, they have established a considerable online presence and drawn an enthusiastic international following with their reworking of revered classics peppered with a smattering of original compositions. The richest harmony of tone and musicianship brought this ensemble together; the diversity of range and styles is what sets them apart. Each of the female members is classically trained but their joint musical palette offers shades of pop, big-band, jazz and musical theatre too. Marici Saxes are alumni either of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama or the Royal Northern College of Music – or both. They have, individually, performed with such diverse luminaries as Sting, Seal and Ben Howard, and with esteemed ensembles including The BBC Concert Orchestra, The Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra and The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra among many others. It is with this wealth of experience that Marici Saxes have united to form an exciting and vibrant ensemble.

Marici, in Buddhist mythology, is the goddess of ‘light’, be that the moon or the sun, so their debut album title ‘Light’ was never in doubt. Like Marici herself, who is often depicted with several heads and arms wielding different weapons, they like to think of themselves as a single body made stronger by our various individual strengths.

Sarah Field, soprano saxophone
Fiona Asbury, alto saxophone
Hannah Riches, tenor saxophone
Josie Simmons, baritone saxophone
  • Jul 13 2018

    Marici Saxes


    Astor Piazzolla (1921-1992): Libertango 

    Stanley Myers (1930-1993): Cavatina 
    Richard Rodney Bennett (1936-2012): Four Country Dances - A New Dance, Lady Day, The Mulberry Garden, Nobody's Jig
    Josie Simmons (1983): Suite of Irish Folk Tunes - III. Tune, IV. Reel 

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