Andrew is a saxophone teacher and performer based in the UK. Andrew teaches locally in Nottingham and online internationally. Andrew performs on saxophone countrywide at various events and functions playing a repertoire consisting of contemporary, gospel, and straight ahead jazz styles. Andrew plays tenor, alto and soprano saxophones and is available for events hire, teaching and recording. Use the links below for more information and up to date news on Andrew's forthcoming musical projects.Learn More Join Mailing List
Whether it’s background jazz for your drinks reception, or your wedding dinner you will find live saxophone playing creates the perfect relaxed atmosphere.
Live dinner jazz sets a tone that eases guests into a relaxed mood and in turn encourages warm conversation - a welcome addition to any great dinner.
The saxophone is a pleasant instrument to listen to in many settings. From background music to solo performances, live saxophone playing can compliment your event.
Prices from £199
Andrew is fully covered with Public Liability Insurance
All electrical equipment is PAT tested
"Andrew played at my 50th birthday celebration and from the moment he blew his first note, the room was filled with soft, smooth jazz - creating an atmosphere of mellowness. His style of playing complimented the mood of the event very well while adding a touch of class at the same time. His presentation and professionalism was outstanding - definitely one to consider if you're looking for that extra special ingredient to your event." Caroline Clarke
"We were lucky enough to have Andrew play at our wedding. What an amazing musician and human being! Andrew really made our day and we couldn’t have asked for a better musical contribution to this special occasion. Our guests were blown away by Andrew’s fantastic saxophone playing and he just radiated such positive and energetic vibes throughout the entire reception. We can’t express our gratitude enough!!" Jess and Paul
"Oh my goodness, where to begin. Andrew is such a delightful person, and his music is by far the best I have heard. I listened to many artists online before I chose Andrew, and the reason I did choose him was that he stood out over and above the competition. I had so many comments from my guests who thought he was fantastic. He plays such rich and soulful music with a passion, and I so wish I could have my party again and just watch and listen all over again. You should have no hesitation in booking Andrew - he gets 10 stars from me." Gaynor (My 60th birthday party)
"Wow! What a great day everyone had with Andrew playing the saxophone at Arley Hall. People dancing while having reception drinks. Andrew just made the event so exclusive and even now people are asking where did I find such a fab musician. He added soul to our event and we would definetly want him at any future events we have. Just amazing TALENT! Thank you again Andrew. XXX" Charlotte Winney
"Andrew was absolutely amazing! A lovely, polite and professional man who played extremely well. The room Andrew was playing in was quite small and so I asked for him to play 'background' music rather as the guest were relatively close - he listened and amended his set based on the room change. Many people complimented Andrew after the event and we would happily invite him to play again!" Emily Landless (Conference)
"Thank you Andrew for bringing your charm and sweet songs of jazz to the delight of our guest and making our wedding day special by playing our favourite songs with passion. Your warm soulful mood set the bar high as the audience cheered and rose to their feet to dance. Loved your professional way and attention of playing to suit all age groups. Andrew you truly are a credit to your profession." Mr & Mrs Walker
"Thank you Andrew for giving us a magical wedding. Andrew was very professional, responded to my emails and calls in a timely manner, accommodated all my requests and gave me advice on how to approach my event. He was calm, reassuring and help calm my stress of the wedding. Andrew's music is exceptional, it set the ambience I desired for my wedding. We couldn't have asked for a more better experience, thank you soooo much Andrew for being a part of our day and hopefully more celebrations to come in the future. I wish you all the best with your new album. I'll be looking out for it." Simi Akinwande
" We had the pleasure of having Andrew as our special guest instrumentalist at Mansfield Sings!' Spring concert. He serenaded us with a selection of easy listening, familar Jazz pieces, melting hearts all over the room. As somebody who also plays in a band with Andrew from time to time, I can also commend his musicianship and commitment to creating special, musical moments with others. I would definitely recommend Andrew, and would invite him again." Heidi Balajadia (Mansfield Sings!)
"We booked Andrew to play at our wedding just before Christmas. From our very first contact Andrew was extremely professional and was flexible and very helpful. I was able to pick my choice of music from a varied list he provided. On the day itself Andrew made a really good impression with our guests. He played prior to the ceremony and during the drinks reception. He was very well received. I would not hesitate you recommend Andrew... his performance was brilliant... thank you so much for making our day extra special." Jacqueline Nelson-Forde
"Andrew!!!! Man, where do I start!!!! He's amazingly talented and gifted at his craft, even more a real gentleman, wise, honest, trustworthy , likeable and adorable to work with. It was such a huge honour and privilege when he accepted to perform at my wedding. He completely engaged the audience with just his saxophone and a backing track for no less than 40 minutes of good sound music. The entire hall was filled with amazement and delight by the delivery of his music. Andrew is really a great gift to the world and I am honoured to call you my friend & my brother. He's definitely worth having at your events, shows etc..." Carl Addo-Quaye
"Andrew's Saxophone playing was enjoyed by all who came to my London Art Exhibition. He created a great atmosphere and the exhibition wouldn't have been the same without him. I would highly recommend to anyone and will definitely be booking Andrew for future events." Edward Waite (Art Exhibition)
"I had the pleasure of having Andrew play at our wedding celebration yesterday. I was totally blown away by his music and his professionalism. I would highly recommend Andrew. Thank you so much." Karen Thomas
"We had Andrew play at our wedding for both the ceremony and drinks reception. The atmosphere and mood he created was absolutely incredible, I will definitely recommend him. Thank you for making our day special. You are amazing and every easy to communicate with. Thank you Andrew." Sellasie Humado
"Booked as a surprise for my husbands 60th and was absolutely delighted. Andrew was very professional from first contact by email. He arrived early to do a sound check and then started playing on my husbands arrival and throughout the arrival of our guests. Everyone’s reaction was of sheer pleasure of listening to this very talented man, and it really made the evening. Big thank you Andrew, you will always be highly recommended." Jennie Heale
"Andrew's playing was a huge boost to our fund raising event. Many people commented on how great his performance was and what a delightful person he is. He added a wonderful atmosphere to the occasion, and many have said they would like to have him playing at events in the future." Jacky Fisher
"Andrew is an amiable and very likeable guy . It was a relaxed family and friends event and Andrew's playing really set the scene. He is extremely talented and his passion and versatile playing of the saxophone was very impressive. I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any event." Ann Johnson (60th birthday party)
"Andrew played his saxophone at my private viewing exhibition reception in London. He played beautifully and was very professional. I highly recommend him and we will be booking him again." Mary Osinibi
"Andrew played the saxophone for us at my wife's 30th birthday party, which was a boat party on the river Thames. The standard of his musicianship was excellent and his smooth and uplifting jazz tones really helped create a wonderful atmosphere for the event. Andrew was very flexible and friendly to deal with. I would highly recommend his services." Patrick Ansah
"On behalf of Nottinghamshire Hospice we would like to say a huge thank you to Andrew who kindly attended our Afternoon Tea event providing the entertainment. Andrew played saxophone on a voluntary basis, adding a touch of class to the event. We were delighted to meet Andrew and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Andrew for any event. Thank you Andrew, we loved having you play saxophone at our event!" Nottinghamshire Hospice
"Having Andrew play at our wedding reception created such a wonderful atmosphere, and a good mood whilst all the guests were mingling together. This was a special part of our wedding day." David & Nana Osei-Kwaku
Andrew teaches both in person (at your home in Nottingham/Nottinghamshire) and online saxophone lessons internationally to students with a variety of ability levels (beginners are welcome!). You can learn to play your favourite songs, improvise, play by ear, or work towards music grades. Andrew has a strong belief that music shouldn’t just be played from the head but from the heart and he will guide you on your journey to achieve this in your own playing! He has a passion to share all he’s learned about saxophone playing over the years. His friendly nature and great passion for playing the saxophone will ensure your journey on the instrument will be pleasant and enjoyable.
"I would recommend wholeheartedly Andrew (and the saxophone), whether old or young, Tenor or Alto; with his patience and soulful approach, it will be an enjoyable journey."
"Andrew is a great teacher. Making the lessons fun but also thorough and encouraging creativity with tasks such as writing my own music...I would 100% recommend Andrew..."
"I always look forward to my lessons with Andrew. They keep me motivated to play the sax and give me direction for my practices...He helps me learn to play some of my favourites songs"
Prices from £40 per hour
(Price may vary for in person lessons based on student's location)
Andrew is DBS checked & fully covered with Public Liability Insurance
Andrew is a UK based musician with a heart felt passion for music teaching, recording and performance on the saxophone. Andrew began his musical journey in his early school years and went on to attend Hillingdon Music School in London. Here he developed a deep passion for jazz music and began honing his craft. Andrew continued his journey joining with a number of bands across London performing varied styles of music including jazz, gospel and soul.
In parallel to his musical pursuits Andrew set his focus on developing and nurturing skills in music production and design by completing a degree in Multimedia Technology & Design at Brunel University, West London. His pursuit led him to achieve a First Class Honours Degree.
Andrew has gone on to obtain diplomas in both the jazz & classical music genres and keeps himself busy performing across the UK, recording his own music, recording on music projects for like-minded artists and sharing his passion for the saxophone through teaching students privately. He continues to work diligently in pursuit of sustained excellence in his crafts - performing, teaching, writing and recording contemporary jazz and gospel jazz music.Join Mailing List Booking Enquiries
"From a very young age I have had a great passion for playing the saxophone - it is a beautiful instrument. Every performance is an opportunity to explore and share inspired musical ideas through the art of improvisation. I enjoy playing and hope to bring joy to the hearts of listeners."
Andrew is available to play at events across the UK. Please select your event type via the tabs below then fill out the form beneath to check his availability. Andrew will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible with his availability and a quotation.