“The Sax Story” – A new book by Ken Hyett


The Sax Story by Ken Hyett“The Sax Story” explores the important events and the significant performers from the development of the saxophone since its invention some 150 years ago.

There is extensive analysis of the musical contributions and lives of over 1000 leading saxophonists who have played the instrument in classical, chamber, jazz, dance, pop, rock, latin and world music and have helped to evolve a range of playing styles.


“The Sax Story” has over 400 pages, and is well illustrated and referenced. Copies have been purchased and appreciated by saxophone-enthusiasts, musicians, teachers and colleges. There has been excellent reader-feedback and positive reviews praising the writing style and extensive coverage.

The following comments appeared in the Summer 2011 edition of the “Clarinet & Saxophone” magazine

“The writing is highly readable, no-nonsense and lucid and keeps impressively to the theme, the evolution of style—”

“–this is a potential treasure-trove to both saxophonists and jazz enthusiasts–”

Full details of the content of The Sax Story are available on the website www.saxstory.co.uk where copies can be bought for 14.90 GBP (including free postage). An Ebook version is also available from the Amazon Kindle store at 6.90 GBP.


Ken Hyett



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