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Equinox Saxophone Ensemble

Equinox Saxophone Ensemble
Versatile and original, the Equinox Saxophone Ensemble, based in Nottingham (UK), is a group of like-minded, accomplished saxophonists with a passion for exploring the possibilities the saxophone can offer. From transcriptions of classical favourites, through the jazz heritage of the saxophone, to modern classics and original, contemporary works for saxophone ensemble, Equinox presents the saxophone as a chameleon-like instrument capable of taking on many personalities. The group's unique and compelling sound comes from the combination of instruments and the occasional use of electronics, keyboards and percussion, which provide variety and flexibility in the programming. Director Alistair Parnell is a leading proponent of electronic wind instruments, which are often featured in the Equinox line-up. The group appeared at the 2012 and 2015 World Saxophone Congresses in St Andrews and Strasbourg, and has recorded two albums: 'Partial Eclipse' and 'The Equinox Collection’. Equinox welcomes special guest Nigel Wood, who composed much of the programme for today’s performance. Nigel founded the group Saxtet, its publishing company, Saxtet Publications, which he owned and managed for 23 years, and also the National Saxophone Choir of Great Britain. He is recognised as a leading player of the world’s smallest saxophone, the soprillo. 
Alistair Parnell, Nicola Pennill, Claire Tomsett-Rowe, Keri Degg, Chris Jolly, Lindsey Smith, Michelle Phillips, Deborah Hutt, Chloe Percy-Smith, Nigel Wood
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