Ellie Sax

With a network of Artist Centres and Ateliers around the world, Yamaha works with leading players to support their performances and develop instrument designs and new ideas for the benefit of all musicians. Yamaha Artists share with us a passion for inspiring the next generation of players, and a belief that everybody should be encouraged to nurture their talent, connect with others and tell their stories through music.

Get to know Yamaha Artist and Saxophone player Ellie Sax

Statement about your relation with Yamaha or your instrument:

My Yamaha Saxophone allows me to be an expressive performer. It's my communication tool with my audience so it's a very important part of my life.

How does your instrument help you in your daily life as an artist?

My sax is super reliable which is very important as a gigging musician. Every time I pick it up to perform, I can rely on it to work perfectly which allows me as a musician to take musical and performing risks, which makes my job more fun and exciting.

How would you characterise your instrument?

Bright and fun. Super reliable with a bright but full tone. I love it.

Who was your most influential teacher and is there any advice which you still follow?

Rob Buckland at RNCM. I use the technique I learned from him every day of my life as a performer and player.

Advice for a young musician:

Do what you love. Make music you love and perform the music you love. It comes across in your performance and makes you a happier person!