Famous jazz saxophone players include Charlie Parker, John Coltrane and Stan Getz.
Generally, the smallest instrument is the sopranino and the largest is the bass.
Originally available in 14 different sizes and keys, today that number has been reduced to six.
The reason a saxophone is considered a woodwind is because the way it is played is very similar to the clarinet.
There are at least six different types of saxophones in use today, the most popular being the alto sax.
In the Saxophone History we find it has origins intertwining with woodwind and brass wind alike, taking the woodwind's embouchure and brass body in combination.
The saxophone first gained popularity in military marching bands.
To play a saxophone, a saxophonist holds the saxophone so that the mouthpiece, which is attached to the crook, gently swings into the mouth for placement by adjusting the neck strap.
The saxophone finally became known as an integral part of all bands in 1845.
Considered to be newer than other musical instruments in terms of its music history, the saxophone was invented by Antoine-Joseph (Adolphe) Sax.
Available in a variety of sizes ranging from seven inches to seven feet tall, the most common saxophones are the soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones.
The saxophone is a single reed instrument that has its place in everything from pop to big band to jazz to classical.