Second City Sax started in 2009. Over the years we have had several changes of personnel, all of whom have contributed to its development & success! We have recently said goodbye to our alto and baritone players, who have moved away from the area after graduating, but we have two new players joining us: Chris Hill on alto and Mary Armitage on Baritone. Their biogs will appear here very soon (JM 210921)
Jonathan has been playing music for 60+ years, starting on piano in his youth (reaching Grade VIII), branching out into electric guitar in his teens, and taking up saxophone in 1992. Since coming to Birmingham in 1997, Jonathan has studied jazz saxophone with Colin Crabb who helped him to achieve distinction in Grade VIII in 2007 and an ALCM Diploma in 2013. Jonathan also plays tenor sax in the University of Birmingham Wind Band and soprano sax in the University of Birmingham Saxophone Choir, as well as keyboards in local bands.
Jake Goodwin has recently graduated from Birmingham University. He is a clarinettist, saxophonist and conductor from London, performing in various ensembles with his local music school since the age of 9 and in the University of Birmingham Wind Band and Saxophone Choir. Having been involved in other performing arts since the age of 4, Jake has a keen interest in musical theatre, and has performed reed parts in amateur productions of shows such as ‘Annie', ‘Cats', and 'The King and I'. Jake is incredibly excited to be part of Second City Saxophone Quartet.