Andy Scott & Friends

Series: Season 12 2021-2022
Date: Wed 25 May 2022 - 7:00pm
Venue: St Mary's Church, High Street, Sandbach, CW11 1HD

Join us for a specially created concert programme from our Artistic Director Andy Scott, that reflects his musical life as a performer, composer and improviser. Andy  is joined by special guests Fenella Haworth-Smith, Paul Kilvington, Stan Scott and Josh Savage.



Why not make an evening of it and book your pre-concert dinner at La Casa Mia who are kindly helping to sponsor the concert series


7:00: Spotlight Concert performed by talented young people from Sandbach

7:30 Please note that as we return to live concerts, there will be no intermission. Instead there will be a short ‘comfort break’ followed by one hour concert by the main artists.

Main Concert by Andy Scott & Friends

Andy Scott (tenor saxophone) with….

Fenella Haworth-Smith (piano) *

Paul Kilvington (piano) **

Stan Scott (bass guitar) **

Josh Savage (drums) **


Westland – Andy Scott

Respectfully Yours – Andy Scott *

MHP – Andy Scott *

Let There Be Peace – Andy Scott (premiere of this arrangement) *

Strange Meeting – Bill Frisell **

Moonlight in Vermont – John Blackburn/Karl Suessdord **

Ladies in Mercedes – Steve Swallow **

It Seemed that Life was so Wonderful – John Helliwell/Andy Scott **

Caravan – Juan Tizol/Duke Ellington **


Saxophonist-composer Andy Scott initiates creative projects and collaborations, writing to commission and performing worldwide, and embraces elements of classical music, jazz, funk, Latin styles which blend to create an individual voice.

Andy is a multi-nominated and British Composer Award winner, a founder member of the Apollo Saxophone Quartet (est.1985), Tutor of Saxophone & Visiting Tutor of Composition at the Royal Northern College of Music, equally at home free improvising with Duo partner percussionist Dave Hassell to tackling contemporary works with ensembles such as Psappha.

Dedicated to composing, performing, commissioning and recording new music Andy has recorded with Decca (Argo), Naxos, Basho, Chandos & NMC record labels, with works being premiered at Carnegie Hall NYC, the Southbank Centre, Royal Albert Hall & Wigmore Hall, London, with an enviable catalogue of works that are published by Astute Music. Andy is a long-standing endorsee of Selmer Paris Saxophones & Vandoren.

2020 saw the release of three saxophone-based CD recordings; ‘Westland – the music of Andy Scott’, performed by Grammy Award winning American saxophonist Tim McAllister and Duo partner pianist Liz Ames, ‘Home – music for tenor saxophone by Andy Scott’, performed by João Pedro Silva & friends, and ‘Ever Open Door’ a CD of ballads that features Supertramp saxophonist John Helliwell performing originals & arrangements from Andy that are scored for saxophone/clarinet, string quartet & Hammond organ.

Alongside is the publication of all works featured on these recordings, including ‘Concerto for Saxophone with Chamber Orchestra’ in piano reduction form (premiered by Branford Marsalis & subsequently Claude Delangle).

In addition to performances in 2022 with the Apollo Saxophone Quartet, Apollo-Artvark saxophone octet, Super Big Tramp Band, Apitos & others, Andy will lead music courses at Music Retreats in France, and co-direct the 22nd RNCM Sax Day.

Andy is Composer in Residence with the Claremont Ensemble and was commissioned alongside Lauren & Stan to create a 22-minute soundscape which accompanies the current exhibition at the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool – The Tudors; Passion, Power & Politics.

“We moved to Sandbach in 2007 and Lauren started the Concert Series after we had got to know this wonderful town! At the same time, I was asked to write for Foden’s Band and subsequently became its inaugural Composer in Residence for a decade. Sandbach seems to be a growing hot bed for musicians, there’s a lot of creativity locally. I directed the Love Music Trust Big Band & Saxophone Ensemble in the first couple of years of the Trust, have written for Lions Youth Brass Band, and will always help how I can with our local young musicians, in addition to writing commissions and performances that take me worldwide.”