Written and led by UK saxophonist and composer Andy Sheppard, this large scale participation project provides the opportunity for saxophonists of all ages and abilities to perform en masse in public spaces and unusual places. The project was originally created in 2006 as The Living Bridge to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Brunel and launched the new lighting for the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol. Since then, Saxophone Massive has evolved to include performances in the EFG London Jazz Festival, Leeds Fuse Festival and Norwich and Norfolk Festival. 

Internationally, the project has been staged at Jazz sous les Pommiers in Coutances, France and in Stavanger, Norway, as part of its European Capital of Culture programme and has had two outings in Switzerland in Stans and Coully.

In the summer of 2012 the biggest ever Saxophone Massive took place in the stunning surroundings of London's Somerset House. 200 saxophonists, aged 7 - 77, from across Europe performed alongside Andy, as part of the Olympic programme at BT River of Music.

If you would like to know more about participation opportunities at Serious, please send us an email at learning@serious.org.uk.