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Saxophone Massive 18 August 2017
Saxophone Massive 18 August 2017



Andy Sheppard’s Saxophone Massive is an epic performance. A huge number of sax players, assembled from across the town and region, mark the reopening of The Piece Hall and the launch of Welcome.


A feast for the eyes and ears, this is a spectacular musical fanfare that has real sax appeal…

Dates and times 18 August 2017
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A musical masterpiece at The Piece Hall


Led by world-renowned jazz saxophonist Andy Sheppard, the big band will perform an original composition amongst the colonnaded galleries of our Georgian building, filling the whole space with music and celebration.

An ECM recording artist, bandleader and composer, Andy Sheppard is one of Europe’s leading saxophonists and one of a very few British musicians to have made a significant impact on the international jazz scene.

An international phenomenon, Saxophone Massive has been performed in cities across Europe including in the UK, France and Norway and is now commissioned for Halifax.

"It is an immense honour to be bringing my Saxophone Massive to Halifax and to be the first major event to take place in the new Piece Hall.  Music unites" communities and by reaching out to and including local musicians to be part of the massive, amateur and professional alike, we will present an event that showcases the best regional talent to an audience celebrating The Piece Hall, one of the most stunning buildings in Yorkshire.”  
Andy Sheppard

A massive musical feat that’s both uplifting and astonishing.



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We expect 4,000 people to this event and recommend public transport.


An accessible viewing area is situated in the courtyard. Any wheelchair user or registered disabled patron wishing to use this area should request to reserves a Viewing Area Pass through the Box Office team on 01422 525222

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The Piece Hall heritage regeneration project is also supported by Garfield Weston Foundation and The Wolfson Foundation.
The Piece Hall is independently managed by The Piece Hall Trust, a registered charity, number 1156948. Registered in England and Wales, number 08906735.
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