Internationally renowned Saxophonist, contemporary classical & jazz/commercial. Professor of Saxophone RNCM Manchester UK. Performed & recorded as Soloist, with Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Michael Nyman Band, Gwilym Simcock, Michael Buble, Elvis Costello, BBC Philharmonic, Halle, RLPO, CBSO, BBC Big Band, MD for John Helliwell's Super Big Tramp Band
All saxophones, clarinets and flutes (notated & improvised)(contemporary, classical, jazz, commercial styles)
Composer, arranger, orchestrator, producer, remote mixing/editing/mastering.
Rob has crafted a 35 year career around his primary work as a saxophonist that defies categorisation. Moving effortlessly between genres, he is in high demand as a classical soloist, chamber musician, contemporary specialist, improviser, arranger, composer, conductor and producer. Renowned for a highly distinctive, original sound, combined with an open-minded approach to repertoire and performance styles, his work takes him around the globe in an astonishing variety of musical settings. He is leader of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, and works with his duo partner, pianist Peter Lawson, his Equivox Trio, the Michael Nyman Band, London Saxophonic, the BBC Philharmonic, RLPO and Halle Orchestras. He has performed as concerto soloist with orchestras and bands across the UK, Europe and the Far East, and has worked with a wide variety of jazz, pop and commercial artists, including Michael Buble, Elvis Costello, Jason Rebello, the Storyhouse Big Band, Andy Scott’s ‘Group S’, John Helliwell’s ‘Super Big Tramp Band’, of which he is the MD.
He also works as a freelance producer, composer, arranger & orchestrator.
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2 ReviewsEndorse Rob Buckland
Rob has provided Sax for me for many years now and is a true pro. I've worked with him on classical, jazz and dance show projects and its always top notch stuff.
Rob has been my go to sax guy for over 15 yrs . Not only is he a brilliant , natural musician , but the reason I trust him with any of my gigs is his ability to adapt to any musical situation . Ive thrown some pretty strange briefs and ideas at Rob over the years hoping to find answers to musical questions , and he has always come up with the solutions .