Young Sax Quartet provides unique entertainment for Orem residents Saturday night


byline: Scott Blickfeldt

cutline: The Young Sax Quartet takes the stage to perform for patrons at the Orem City Square Saturday evening.

The saxophone is a signature instrument of the Jazz music theme. Residents of Orem, UT had the unique opportunity to see a saxophone quartet Saturday evening.

The Young Sax Quartet held a free concert  Saturday night, July 9th at  “The Stage” on Center Street and 400 E. in Orem, UT from 7:00-8:30 p.m.

Songs of other themes besides Jazz were played that night, including “Mr. Sandman” from the 1950s and the theme from the Mission Impossible film. Richard Young, the lead saxophonist feels that his group is unique because of the way that they arrange what they play.

“I’ve done a lot of the arranging myself,” Young said. “But also, I’ve been able to come across a lot of band arrangements that I’ve gotten from some other people.” Young explained that he liked to take existing, famous pieces of music and creates “fun arrangements.”

Andrew specifically enjoyed some of the extra parts to the concert that added to the entertainment.

“They’ve been quite delightful in their entertainment,” Andrew said. “They told some wonderful jokes, and their stage presence has been phenomenal, and we’ve enjoyed them quite a bit.”

Andrew and Jessica Young both attended Saturday night and really enjoyed what they saw.

“I think that the choice of music was a good wide variety for all ages,” Young said, age 23 from Orem, UT.

Andrew Young, Jessica’s spouse, shared similar thoughts to Jessica.

“I think it has been great. It has been fun to support these types of local amatuer artists who are just having fun doing what they love,” Young said, age 27, from Orem, UT.

Andrew particularly liked the variety that was included in the performance.

“They did some fun performances from some popuar bands, a variety of a few different types of songs. They did a few R&B songs, they did a few oldies, and lots of Jazz/Bebop kind of stuff,” Andrew said.

Jessica said that the performance by the Young Sax Quartet is something that she would recommend for friends if they were to perform locally in the future.

“I think it’s good music quality, and great for families,” said Jessica “It’s also a fun atmosphere where people just want to hang out in the park. It might even be good for a wedding reception, or something like that. What we’ve heard our friends say is that they are entertaining, and it’s just fun, it’s just a great event especially for a summer evening.”

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