Saxophone Day

The saxophone is a soulful instrument that produces a remarkable musical range loved by millions of people around the world. There’s just something special about the saxophone, and its addition to any song can help elevate it to the next level.

It’s an instrument that has been enjoyed since the mid-1800s, and now there’s even a holiday created in its honor. This holiday is known as National Saxophone Day, and it’s a day that gives everyone a chance to add a little bit of sax into their life. Just be sure to celebrate it on November 6th.

The History of National Saxophone Day

We did quite a bit of research and were unable to discover who created National Saxophone Day or when it was first established. We believe that it was created sometime around 2015, but at this moment, we’re too unsure to state it as a fact.

What we do know about this holiday is that it’s celebrated on November 6th because that is the birthday of Adolphe Sax, born in 1814—the man who invented the instrument in the 1840s.

Some Nice Saxophone Fun Facts

Ready for some saxophone fun facts? If you are, then all you have to do is grab a drink and read the collection of facts that we’ve gathered below. We think the following facts will give everyone a little something to talk about on this holiday and might even inspire someone somewhere to take up playing the sax.

  • Adolphe Sax registered his new invention, the saxophone, in 1846.
  • In the sax family, there are eight different sizes of saxophones.
  • Some of the saxophones include the high-pitched Sopranino and Soprano Sax, the middle-toned Alto and Tenor, and the lowest-pitched saxophones: the Contrabass Sax, the Baritone Sax, and the Bass Sax.
  • Many jazz musicians resisted using the saxophone when it was first introduced, preferring instead to use the clarinet.
  • The saxophone is actually a member of the woodwind family because a single reed is vibrated to produce sound.
  • Saxophones can not only be made out of brass but can also be made from plastic, copper, sterling silver, and even polycarbonate.
  • The soprillo is the smallest saxophone, measuring only 12 inches long.

Observing National Saxophone Day

National Saxophone Day can be observed in numerous ways. You can take the time to learn more about Adolphe Sax or the invention of the saxophone. You can also take some sax lessons.

However, if you’re like most people, you’re probably going to want to listen to some songs that feature the sax. Some songs that include sax are “Jungleland” by Bruce Springsteen, “Brass Monkey” by the Beastie Boys, and “I Still Believe” by Tim Cappello.

When is it?
This year (2024)
November 6 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
November 6 Thursday
Last year (2023)
November 6 Monday
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