Sax music can be the greatest discovery you make this Christmas. The saxophone can be an ideal choice when it comes to playing the world’s most well-known Christmas songs. In fact, some internationally renowned musicians have already incorporated sax music into their albums. Among these, the most well-known musician is possibly Kenny G., who won a Grammy award and became famous during the 1980s and 1990s following his solo work and his collaboration with musicians as prestigious as Whitney Houston or Michael Bolton. Kenny G’s Christmas album (where he performs Christmas songs with a sax) exemplifies how wonderful Christmas can music can sound when played with this versatile instrument.


When we think about the most influential saxophonists in modern music, the name Eric Marienthal immediately comes to mind. Marienthal is a jazz saxophonist who is mainly known for his work with the Chick Corea Elektric Band. The unique style of this left-handed musician has grabbed the attention of prestigious names in the music industry, such as Elton John or Patti LaBelle, who are some of the many musicians with whom Marienthal collaborated. Of course, it is also possible to find Christmas songs interpreted with Eric Marienthal’s one-of-a-kind style and class.

Those who aren’t familiar with sax music tend to associate this instrument with a very specific type of sound, but in fact, there are as many sax types as voice types, which means that the sax is capable of producing an incredibly wide range of sounds and to fit into different musical styles – even though it seems to be at its best when playing jazz music. A saxophone can add powerful and vibrant notes to a good rock theme, or it can provide a ballad with a gentle and smooth accompaniment, all depending on who’s playing it and on the type of mood that the performer wants to transmit. And of course, a sax can also add a mellow touch to those Christmas songs that inevitably bring back childhood memories.


Saxophonist Anastasia McQueen has played in Big Bands and was trained in classical music, which allows her to adapt her performances to several styles. She can imprint her personal musical style by interpreting catchy dance music that moves the audience to dance, quite literally.