You can book Saxin’ up your party for a timeframe of:
As a back up, Boris always brings a fine selection of suitable lounge music, but usually he effortlessly plays along to your DJ’s tunes.
You can book a set of Background saxin’ for up to 12 hours. Boris will play one set of approximately 20 minutes per hour. Book this concept for a period up until 8.00 PM and you’ll receive the off-peak hour rate!
It all started on June 14, 1985 in Amstelveen when Boris was born. He started playing clarinet at the age of nine. Because he was very eager, Boris quickly made progression. After only one year of practice, he got the opportunity to play the intro tune of the 1000th episode of the longest-running Dutch soap opera ‘Goede Tijden, Slechte Tijden’ on TV.
In 1997 he joined his first contest with a clarinet quartet and won 1st prize. This wasn’t the only timethat Boris showed his talent. The next two years his quartet earned the 2nd price at the ‘Zonnewende Concours’ and the 1st price at the ‘EGTA Concours‘. The same year, in 1999, the foursome was seen on TV in the show ‘Solo for a child’. But soon his interest in classical music started to fade.
Then, at the age of 18, he heard ‘Papa’s Got A Brand New Sax’ by Dutch saxophonist Hans Dulfer. That’s when he knew: he wanted to play the sax! So he took lessons right away. “I really new when I heard this instrument. And that’s an extraordinary feeling! I started to buy all kinds of jazz and sax cd’s, it just makes me extremely happy when I hear a good Sax solo”, he explains thinking back.
Two years later Boris was accepted to the music academy in Rotterdam (CODARTS). At the academy Boris had the privilege to be tutored by some of Holland’s best sax players, for example Dick de Graaf, Ben van den Dungen and Simon Rigter. He even played clarinet under the guidance of Nancy Braithwaite. But the saxophone is one of the biggest parts of his life now. “The sax feels like my voice and I’m singing. The difference being that everyone can understand it, like a universal language. You can play soft and tender or scream with it, and everyone immediately feels what you mean, it’s an amazing thing.” Since 2005, Boris has performed on a regular basis and mastered nearly every music style.
With over ten years of experience, almost a thousand shows and zero complaints, Boris knows how to give the right spin to your event. From getting people to dance all night, to complete silence due to a beautiful solo or letting the crowd have a nice chat with live music in the background: it’s all possible.
Because of this, Boris would like to give you a ‘money back guarantee’!
If you feel Boris’ performance is not enjoyable to you or do you feel like Boris being unprofessional? Please let him know before the first half of his act is over and you won’t have to pay the bill. If applicable, you’ll get back your purchase price.
Please note: ‘the money back guarantee’ is only valid for Boris’ shows hosted in The Netherlands.
What you should know
Boris can only create the right atmosphere when the circumstances are right. Contributing factors are: