Jazz was developed by African Americans and influenced by both European harmonic structure and African rhythms. Jazz was partially from blues, which is a music genre and used to be called Jass. Personally, saxophone would be prominent in Jazz, in which it is a principal vehicle for melodic improvisation. The reason is that saxophone has a great flexibility, blending well with both brasses and woodwinds. Also, it can use in Jazz Band brought changes in mouthpiece design to produce a brighter, more penetrating sound. UI Jazz band from the Big Band era illustrated the benefit of using saxophone as a prominent instrument on November 10th.
This UI Jazz band used three different kinds of saxophone in this performance. The alto, soprano, trumpet, and trombone hold the melody; the Tenor, drums, and piano hold the bass. In 120 minutes, these players showed me how well they did. They had a great number of players that the sound matched perfectly. Also, there are multiple solo part in one song which can enrich the song. The director of the band also adds a vocal, which put a cherry on the top, in the middle of the performance. This performance gave the audience a wonderful memory. For me, it would be my one of the top saxophone concern.