Saxophonist Composer Educator

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“Whether as MD, arranger or instrumentalist (or as is often the case, all three), Simon brings a level of rock-solid professionalism that makes everything a pleasure. His exceptional talents as an instrumentalist go without saying. But he is a dependable and hugely reassuring presence onstage and great fun off it. A real asset to any ensemble.”
Alexander Armstrong

Simon Bates

Simon Bates is a captivating saxophonist whose soulful melodies and electrifying performances have left audiences enchanted worldwide. With his virtuosity and passion for music, Simon effortlessly weaves together elements of jazz, funk, and contemporary styles, creating a unique and exhilarating sound. His mastery of the saxophone is matched only by his ability to connect with listeners on a deeply emotional level, taking them on a musical journey they won't soon forget. Whether performing on stage or recording in the studio, Simon Bates continues to push the boundaries of his craft, leaving an indelible mark on the world of music.

Equally at home in any musical setting from Pop and Rock, through Jazz and Funk, to West End Shows and even Classical Music; Simon's versatility, dexterity and charisma are the reasons the Royal Marines and the British Army Bands chose him as their Professor of Saxophone.