Ali Sax
Wedding Saxophonist
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Ali Sax
Wedding Saxophonist
£1,000 - £2,000

About Ali Sax – professional saxophonist based in Manchester
7 reviews

Booked 40 times on FixTheMusic

The consummate musician, Ali Sax is perfect for receptions, drinks parties and background music.

Playing to high-quality backing tracks, his repertoire includes jazz favourites, Rat Pack tunes, classic and current soul and pop. All delivered with smooth style and panache.

I'm regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Macdonald Hotel in Manchester and Eaves Hall in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

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Previous clients and venues include Thornton Manor (Wirral), Great John Street Hotel (Manchester), Message Trust, Archbishop of York's Palace, Hampton Manor Hotel near Birmingham, Shireburn Arms (Lancashire), Cooperative Bank Head Office, Formby Hall, Stanley Hall, West Tower, Aughton, Scampston Hall, Yorkshire, Knowsley Hall, Radisson Edwardian Manchester, Rolls Royce, Lancashire County Cricket Club (Player of the Year Awards).

Resident in the North West of England, Al has been entertaining crowds for years since the early days of house music. Steeped in the roots of the music – funk soul and disco – his improvised lines push the music to new heights and bring a great response from DJs and clubbers alike.

His sound is influenced by many players including Maceo Parker, David Sanborn, and Tom Scott. Al is resident at the monthly Venus Classics night in Manchester and at Funky Love in Leeds.

You can catch him playing all over the north and further afield at clubs, bars and private events.

He has entertained clubbers at events by Hed Kandi and Cream and at venues including Sankeys, Digital - Newcastle and Ascension and with DJs including Hed Kandi’s David Dunne, Allister Whitehead, Freemasons, Stonebridge, K-Klass, and house legend Farley Jackmaster funk. Crowds respond to his soulful funky sound everywhere he plays.

Here are just some of the locations where I have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Eaves Hall, Clitheroe, Lancashire
  • West Tower, Aughton
  • Crosby, Liverpool
  • Chester
  • Aria Suite, Leeds
  • Oldham Street, Liverpool
  • Forest Hills Hotel, Overton Hill, Frodsham, UK
  • Hallé St Peter's, Blossom Street, Ancoats, Manchester, UK
  • Whitley Hall Hotel, Sheffield
  • Barca, Manchester
  • Marine Hall, Fleetwood
  • Stockport Road, Lydgate
  • Macdonald Hotel, London Road, Manchester
  • Royal Toby Hotel, Rochdale
  • Oldham
  • William Jessop Way, Liverpool
  • Castle Street, Manchester
  • Stables Lodge, Grassy Lane, Burnaston, Derby

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding saxophonist Manchester has to offer, get in touch with Ali.

Reed & Ivory

A saxophone and piano duo based in Manchester, Reed & Ivory is a wonderful new accompaniment for your drinks reception or wedding breakfast.

Two experienced professional musicians who both have a vast experience playing individually at weddings and functions have joined together to offer jazz favourites and modern tunes in a sophisticated swing style.

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The saxophone and piano duo has a wide repertoire and can bring a sparkling backing to any occasion...large or small.

7 verified reviews

"Ali was fantastic from start to finish on our wedding day. He set the tone with all the types of songs we wanted to hear. He played during our drinks reception and the live music definitely added something special to our big day. I would definitely recommend him to friends and family. There's nothing like the sound of a saxophone to spread a chilled vibe. Ali is also a top bloke and really easy to deal with. Thanks again!"
– Thomas Clarke, 21 December 2022, wedding in Cheshire
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“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding - You were brilliant! We have had so many compliments for the music - both the saxophone during the reception and the evening band."
– Kate and John Brunning, 11 July 2022, wedding in North Wales
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"Ali Sax was an amazing addition to our wedding. He was so professional, had been in contact when we booked and arrived on the day with no fuss and just played terrific tunes. He was so professional it was a dream. Not only this, but he got everyone in the party mood. We had so many guests that commented on him. I would definitely recommend everyone to book him. 100 out of 10. Book, book, book!"
– Natasha Jolly, 1 March 2022, wedding in North Yorkshire
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"Ali was fantastic!!! So glad I picked him he was so friendly as helped us run things smoothly. He was amazing at what he did and everyone has commented how good it was. Will certainly be recommending him in the future thank you again love Sian and Mark."
– Sian Hickman, 6 July 2021, wedding in Liverpool
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"Thank you so much for performing at our charity Wine and Cheese night. The jazz music complemented the evening perfectly and created a wonderful atmosphere for our guests. Thank you for being such a pleasure to work with. I shall be recommending your services to friends and colleagues."
– Louise Anderson, 14 December 2020, charity event in Manchester
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"Ali was absolutely amazing! He played two sets for our wedding. One was in the day when we were arriving at the venue, which was amazing. It was everything we imagined when we came over the bridge and walked up to our venue on the island where he was playing. It was really nice smooth music and then later on he played at the evening party and it was so much fun with dance music mixed into it. He did everything we asked of him & more. Moreover, he really helped make our wedding day the perfect day that it was and everyone was saying how wonderful he was. Very special entertainment. Thank you so much."
– Sarah Briscoe, 25 March 2020, wedding in West Yorkshire
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"I would just like to say how fantastic Ali's performance was - absolutely made our wedding day! Performed throughout our reception along to the DJ and he adapted to any music played - fantastic performance and really was the highlight of the day! Thank you so much, Jodie x
– Jodie Greene, 28 September 2019, wedding at the Aria Suite in Leeds
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Set List

A Foggy Day

Ain’t Misbehavin’ – Fats Waller

All Blues – Miles Davis

All The Things You Are – Jerome Kern

A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Maschwitz And Sherwin

Autumn Leaves – Johnny Mercer

Black Orpheus

Blue Bossa – Kenny Dorham

Body And Soul – Johnny Green

Desafinado – Jobim

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore – Duke Ellington


Fly Me To The Moon – Bart Howard

Georgia – Hoagy Carmichael

Girl From Ipanema – Jobim

Have You Met Miss Jones – Rogers And Hart

I Get A Kick Out Of You – Cole Porter

In A Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington

It Had To Be You – Isham Jones

I Wish I Knew How – Billy Taylor

Lady Is A Tramp – Rodger And Hart

Let’s Fall In Love – Harold Arlen

Mas Que Nada

Mack The Knife

Mercy Mercy Mercy – Cannonball Adderley

Misty – Errol Garner

Moondance – Van Morrison

My Funny Valentine – Rodger And Hart

Night And Day – Cole Porter

No Moon At All – Evans And Mann

Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Arlen

Song For My Father – Horace Silver

St Thomas – Sonny Rollins

Summertime – Gershwin

Sunny Side Of The Street – Fields And Mchugh


That Ole Devil Called Love – Alison Moyet

These Foolish Things – Strachey & Link

The Nearness Of You

The Way You Look Tonight – Jerome Kern

They Can’t Take That Away From Me – Gershwin

This Masquerade – George Benson

What A Difference A Day Made – Stanley Adams

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder

Pop / Soul

Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

All Night Long – Lionel Richie

At Last – Sarah Vaughan

Blame It On The Boogie – Michael Jackson

Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon And Garfunkel

Celebration – Kool And The Gang

Crazy Love – Van Morrison

Dock Of The Bay – Otis Redding

Domino – Jessie J

Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones

Everything – Michael Buble

Fields Of Gold – Sting

Forget You – Cee Lo Green

For Once In My Life – Stevie Wonder

How Sweet It Is – James Taylor

If I Ain’t Got You – Alicia Keys

I Heard It Through The Grapevine – Marvin Gaye

I’ll Be There – Jackson Five

I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Etta James

In Crowd – Georgie Fame

I Wish – Stevie Wonder

Kiss -- Prince

Kissing You - Des'ree

Knock On Wood

Let’s Stay Together – Al Green

Like A Star – Corinne Bailey Rae

Lovely Day – Bill Withers

Loving You – Minnie Ripperton

My Girl - The Four Tops

Next To Me – Emile Sande

Never Too Much – Luther Vandross

Signed Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder

Sing It Back - Moloko

Stand By Me – Ben E King

Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2

Sunny – Bobby Hebb

Superstition – Stevie Wonder

Take Another Piece Of My Heart – Erma Franklin

Tears Of A Clown – Smokey Robinson

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

To Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Trouble – Ray Lamontagne

Walk On By – Bacharach And David

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

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