BLACKFOOT – Saxophobia brings to the Blackfoot Performing Arts Center Backstage Events a “Who’s Who” of sax gone wild! Friday at 7:30 p.m. audience members will see and hear a sopranino—the smallest saxophone in the world; a mammoth six-and-one-half-foot contrabass sax; and virtually everything in between.
The show’s entertaining presentation recognizes the contributions of legendary artists and the songs they popularized. Today, over 150 years after its birth, the saxophone continues to be loved and is a vital voice in many styles of music. Rob Verdi, artistic director of Saxophobia, is also a member of the professional jazz group, the Side Street Strutters. He accepted a fulltime position with the Disney Entertainment Division in 1985.
With his passion for saxophone history, Rob has accrued an impressive collection of rare and unique saxophones. Saxophobia, Rob’s latest creative endeavor, ventures into the little-known world of some of the most unusual saxophones ever manufactured and pays homage to the great jazz performers who embraced the instrument.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for students. They are available at Tweedy’s Music, blackfootpac.com, or by calling 208-317-5508.