What makes a great saxophone player?

How do you become a world-class saxophonist?

Well here at Cambridge Saxophone we’ve been fortunate enough to hear directly from a number of the world’s leading saxophone players.

Find out what inspired them to first pick up the saxophone.  How did they practice as a youngster, who was there biggest influence and why?



Interview with Ben Castle

I was absolutely thrilled when leading UK session musician Ben Castle agreed to be interviewed for Cambridge Saxophone. I’ve known Ben for over eight years now and I can certainly vouch for his incredibly musicianship, friendly persona and incredible sense of humour.

Interview with Frank Griffith

Saxophonist, clarinettist, composer, arranger and educator Frank Griffith knows a thing or two about the Jazz scene both in London and New York. Having been active on the New York scene from 1980 – 1996 and played with the likes of Ron Carter, Jon Hendricks and Jack McDuff he knows a few things about the jazz capital of the world.

Greg Fishman

Saxophonist Greg Fishman was born in 1967. Greg grew up in Morton Grove, Illinois, a northern suburb of Chicago. He has studied with the likes of Joe Henderson, Dave Liebman, Joe Daley and James Moody and played with the Woody Herman Band, Lous Bellson, Slide Hampton, Clark Terry and many more.

Uwe Steinmetz

Uwe is one of Germany’s leading saxophonists and has studied in the US with the likes of Dave Liebman, Jerry Bergonzi and George Russell.


Dan Forshaw

I'm passionate about creating inspirational experiences through music and other arts. A life changing experience under the influence of the music of John Coltrane lead to study in New York and London. My thesis was on the Theology of John Coltrane as expressed through A Love Supreme. I perform across Europe with various jazz groups and teach through my innovative website, I'm a total Apple Geek, Cricket, Rugby, F1 and Football fan and I'm learning to listen opinions before giving my own!