SAX 2014 – International Saxophone Festival Amsterdam

Ansterdam Sax FEstival 2014


At 20, 21, 22, 23 of November the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Bimhuis and the Conservatory of Amsterdam give stage to international leading saxophonists together with up and coming talent. SAX 2014, International Saxophone Festival Amsterdam celebrates the 200th anniversary of Adolphe Sax, inventor of this versatile instrument.

 Special guest of the festival is Branford Marsalis, a living legend playing classical as well as jazz. In addition, the festival welcomes internationally renowned saxophonists as James Carter

Paquito d’Rivera, Claude Delangle and Vincent David. Dutch top musicians give appearances including Raaf Hekkema, Ties Mellema, Johan van der Linden and initiator of the festival 

Arno Bornkamp. Enjoy virtuoso saxophone quartets as theAurelia Saxophone Quartetand the Amstel Quartet

or hear the saxophone in conjunction with the Dutch Chamber Orchestra, the Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble and the Marine Band of the Royal Dutch Navy.

Listen to an exciting mix of music during the concerts, from classical to jazz and pop to world music. Saxophone professionals and enthusiastic amateur players attendworkshops, masterclasses, clinics and form together the Mega Sax Orchestra. Children get Speed Lessons Saxophone Playing and the youngest kids are introduced to music at theSound Playground. The Sax Cinema, festival market, severalmeet & greets and Sax Expo provide a wonderful and lively festival atmosphere. Don’t miss it. 

See you November 20- 21- 22- 23 in Amsterdam!


The festival needs volunteers and a volunteer coordinator.

Find more info.


SAX 2014 is an initiative of Adolphe Sax Revisited Foundation in collaboration with Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ, Conservatory of Amsterdam, Dutch Chamber Orchestra, Asko|Schoenberg Ensemble and many others. 

The board of Adolphe Sax Revisited Foundation includes:

Corine Haitjema, president

Hans van Beers, secretary

Paul van Boekel, finance

Siebe Riedstra, member of the board

Roy Schijff, member of the board

Fons van Esch, member of the board

Sjoerd van den Berg, member of the board



Stichting Adolphe Sax Revisited

Badhuislaan  22  

1217 SK  Hilversum NL

KvK 58773320

BTW/VAT NL.8531.75.287.B.01

RSIN/fiscaal nummer 8531.75.287


IBAN NL13 ABNA 0594 8509 83




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