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A saxophonist for a Cocktail PartiesNick York


During your event there’s no need to worry about the sound – I will arrange all sound equipment if necessary, and also be your event sound engineer from start to finish. This involves not only my personal musical performance but also providing sound equipment, a musical program and backup music for the whole event.


My performances are not geographically limited to New York – on your request I can come to any part of the world! We can discuss my rider separately on a case-by-case basis depending on how remote your venue is. The date and time of the performance as well as my required arrival time will be discussed beforehand. If other guest artists are involved, a joint rehearsal may be arranged.

'TURN-KEY' celebration

On your request I can organize a start-to-finish event including the performance itself, photo and video sessions, a master of ceremonies, sound equipment, florists and other professionals who will make your show simply unforgettable! A pre-event meeting will discuss all your fine details. Given the various options and scripts for the event, you’ll easily and comfortably work into the best choice for you.


A varied and broad selection of my stage costumes will allow to always match the outfit to the style and theme – and create a well-balanced artistic image. I’m pretty well-versed in playing at events of multiple levels – prestigious international contests, official hospitality meetings and TV shows. My track record involving different audiences allows me to have a subtle feel for the audience mood and bring about the right emotions. This can’t but touch people to their core.


I have 20 years of worldwide experience. My repertoire varies from official functions to parties and celebrations with unfailingly excellent customer feedback! I always treat my performance at the event with the utmost degree of responsibility. We will go over every detail with a fine-toothed comb, you have my word. I will arrive early enough to prevent any unforeseeable events.


Gemma Kay Wainwright

Nick, thank you so so much for today you sounded amazing and were the highlight of our ceremony. thank you so much for taking extra time with livvy. I really couldn't be an happier. thank you so so much

Rohan Thompson

Sir Nick York played at my birthday celebration on 07.21.18 it was a roaring 20’s theme party. Everything was perfection point blank period start to Finish!

Event organizer Olga Plaksina.

We are grateful to Nick York for his gorgeous performance on our corporate party as well as his responsibility. We are happy to give a good word about him. And we wish him creative success in all his endeavors.

Valeria Zhigulitch

Thank you for your impeccable play on our wedding. Through Nick’s playing on the sax our guests immersed themselves in emotional performance and immaculate taste. Significantly, he is also quite punctual and mindful. One can truly rely on such a musician and commit to him an important mission of playing at their event. Thank you for your competence!

Anna Ovchinnikova

If you have found yourself on the site of this talented saxophonist and keep questioning your choice while reading feedback, I will assure you: his is 100% problem-free! As an event manager, I have never regretted reaching out to his services - not for a single second! The wedding was taking place in Moscow Region on 30 Aug, 2014. We had the celebration’s details and timing discussed in advance. Preciseness and punctuality are among typical features of this gifted person. Thanks for the job.

Aleksandr Silaev

Nick, many thanks for the concert in the Institute of Applied Physics - on 1 April, 2016! It was not only your excellent music performance that made us happy, but also your well-wishing and a farewell speech to the Institute staff! I wish you to go on cheering people up with your skill and drive.

Julia Fedkina

Nick, thank you for our high day on 13 June, 2015. You made it striking and unforgettable! Your fantastic play drove our guests to cloud nine and made them cry out with joy. So we have gladly told everyone around about our musician! We wish you loads of creative success.

Marta Masalova

Nick has performed at our wedding and, of course, has won all the hearts! The guests were heartily dancing to the sound of the saxophone, it was very romantic! We were enjoying each tune, and, to top it all, Nick was paying attention to every table. That stroke a chord of every single guest! I wish Nick success and prosperity.

Vsevolod Chernak

Nick, thank you for playing on my wedding on 10 June, 2016. My wife and I, and, above all, our guests have liked it all like crazy. The decent sound blended seamlessly into the overall atmosphere of the day X. Good luck in your future endeavors and projects. Thanks a million again!


There are so many choices before you – of what song to select. Investigate our diverse repertoire to make a list of your own and send us. So that we could make your wishes come true!

All your requests will get the closest attention together with your dreams: these will get realized. To us, anything is of equal importance, ranging from such technical points as timing and energy requirements through to the chosen music and some very special requests of yours. All for you, my dear celebrants!

There is no need to worry if you have not picked from our repertory a song to your liking. You can get one tailor-made for you! Another option is to sing a song on your own and gift your dear-and-near ones with it.

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Once the service package for your celebration is finalized, the next step is to sign a service agreement. A 50% downpayment is required and a balance amount is payable after the performance.
What we need to discuss?
  • scope of necessary services
  • venue and time of the performance
  • repertoire
  • duration of the performance
  • artistic stage outfit
  • technical equipment, etc.

I arrive on site well in advance and leave sufficient time to prepare necessary equipment and do the sound check. When everything is ready for the event, it's time for you to enjoy your favorite tunes and the sound of saxophone!

It is clear for almost anyone – and right from scratch – that a Cocktail Party is much fun.

One just needs a tad of imagination to picture a lavishly decorated spacious hall, in a restaurant or luxurious hotel, together with elegant dressed-up ladies and gentlemen, ritzy wineglasses dancing in their hands.

You can overhear much the same dialogue at the bar:

* One Cosmopolitan, please. And make sure the lime juice is unsweetened.

* Focus on vodka, sir?

* Right you are.

It is fine but seemingly, we have missed something crucial here. Which is softly-softly saxophone music at your Cocktail Party.

I will be playing the sax – for the atmosphere to get remarkable; for your guests to get another reason to smile.

You do not need to worry about live saxophone music being haunting or attracting too much attention.

In my experienced hands, the responsive instrument, be it an alto saxophone or a tenor sax, will enliven any party – no matter how conventional the start is.

There may be various ‘WHYs’ that will bring you to the brightest idea – that of inviting a saxophonist pro to your party.

Let us look into each of them to make the right choice at the end of our story.


* With such a star attraction, there is no need to look for any other performers as my customized concert programme will make the whole scene.


* On the other hand, if you crave for sax tunes solely as background music on your party, you can ask me for getting into the shade – so that your guests could enjoy their casual conversations with no need to raise their voices.


* The wealth of tunes and soundtracks in my repertory can save your time as you do not have to put your mind to the choice.


* A thoroughly picked selection of tracks would add style even to such a glamorous meet-up as a Cocktail Party. It could consist of any jazzy or bluesy melodies of the 20s, 30s, 40s, and so on. Or might include some time-honoured classics.

Needless to say, all the latest hits are on offer, too!

As you can see, there exist various cases when one cannot do without a professional musician whose choice fell on the saxophone a while ago.

There are some more exotic options that are available on request.

These include:

* singing to my accompaniment;

* playing music in a duet;

* partaking in a party quest in a number of ways.

The latter is mainly about announcing the end or the start of some part of the programme with the help of my sax. I can also imitate the well-loved musical show of the past, where participants would guess popular melodies by the first few notes.

Hopefully, it is clear now that we are limited only to our own fantasy and time for preparation. As experience, class and good taste of a saxophone pro are among the strong sides of your future Cocktail Party.

I would like to emphasize that a proper time supply will only play into our hands. As we undoubtedly will have to discuss everything with you – well ahead and up to the finest detail. And may need some time to rehearse the whole show or some of its key parts.

Now seems just the right time to contact me or fill in this application form.