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Battle of the Saxes

Saxophones are probably my favorite woodwind. They show up in everything from orchestral ensembles to modern rock, but they became associated most with jazz and big band/swing in the 1920s and 30s. They are an extremely versatile instrument, great for enhancing melodies laid down by the brass or the strings. Because the saxophone has the widest range of all the woodwinds, it is perfect for supporting both high and low tones.

Once there were fourteen different types of saxophones, all created by one man, Adolphe Sax (hence the name). Nowadays, there are only four in widespread use, the soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxes.

November 6 is Saxophone Day. If you play one, or know someone who does, check out these fun saxophone mugs!

1. Showing Off

Don’t be shy about your own talents!

2. A Band Apart

Because rivalries exist in any endeavor.

3. All That

Smooth and mellow, or raucous and quick, there are a lot of interpretations.

4. You Know It!

They’ll know what to expect from you.

5. The Simple Things

Hey, if nothing else, you can always amuse yourself.

These are just a few of the saxophone mugs we have available. Need another instrument? You can check out our music mug collection, or do a specific search from our home page. Buying for the whole band? U.S. orders of two or more mugs get free shipping!