One Man Saxophone Band

Why book One Man Saxophone Band?

Specializing in wedding receptions and corporate events. With a very wide repertoire covering lots of jazz standards along with many pop, Latin, blues, funky and smooth jazz tunes.

From great background music to energetic, danceable tunes, I have it all.

For a low cost live music performance that does not take up a lot of space, contact me for pricing and availability.

In addition to the solo performance I can also provide jazz groups up to a full 18-piece big band for a great night of dancing!!



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Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $200 - $900 for the One Man Saxophone Band
  • Unions: AFM


Each performance is planned for the specific venue and event. Whether performances have been booked to be background music - for restaurants or wedding reception cocktails and dinner - or an energetic concert for a corporate conference, I frequently receive comments from audience members that the music has been enjoyable and entertaining.

Additional Booking Notes

I provide any sound equipment that is required and all that is needed on site is access to a power outlet.

One Man Saxophone Band

I take a very professional approach to my bookings so whether you are the client or an event planner you can be assured that booking my act will be an excellent experience.

My groups have been booked to play many events in the Ottawa area over the past few years so I bring a great deal of experience to every performance.

My small groups - East Side Trio, East Side Quartet - are great choices for excellent live jazz. My solo act - Ralph Hopper, One Man Saxophone Band - is unique in the Ottawa area.

I also perform with two large jazz bands - one that performs many of the favourites from the era of big band jazz all the way to jazz arrangements of contemporary tunes. This band would be a great band to book if you want the big, full sound of an 18-piece jazz band so that your event gets lots of people on the dance floor all night long.

The team providing the talent:

Ralph Hopper

Saxophones - alto, tenor, baritone, soprano

Set List

Here is a sample list of tunes that I have used recently for bookings that wanted a general mix of jazz and non-jazz tunes for the evening. I would select from the following list based on the reaction of the audience to the tunes played during the evening.

Ain't Misbehaving -
All of Me M Buble -
Autumn in New York Sinatra/strings -
Autumn leaves -
Blue Tango -
Brown Eyed Girl V Morrison -
Cast your fate to the wind -
Fever M Buble -
Fly Me to the Moon big band -
Georgia -
I Just Called to say I Love You S. Wonder -
It's A Seasonal Thing - slow blues original -
It's All In the Game smooth jazz -
Just in time -
Just the way you are B Joel -
Let's fall in love -
Lily was here C Dulfer -
Line for Lyons G Mulligan -
Lonesome Boulevard G Mulligan -
Lullaby of Birdland -
Mambo # 5 -
Mambo Italiano Bette Midler -
Manha de Carnaval bossa -
Mercy, mercy, mercy slow funky rock -
Moondance V Morrison -
Moonglow big band -
More -
Morning Dance Spyro Gyra -
My Girl funky Motown -
Opus 1 big band -
Our Love is here to stay -
Part Time Lover S Wonder -
Satin Doll big band -
She's Always a Woman to me Billy Joel -
Skylark funky -
Smooth Santana -
St Thomas bossa -
Stomping at the Savoy -
Sunny soul -
Take the A train big band -
Tennessee Waltz -
That's all samba -
The Way you look tonight F Sinatra -
There will never be another you -
These Foolish Things -
Time After Time jazz version -
Time After Time Cindy Lauper -
Wave bossa -
Whisper Not B Golson -
Wood on Wood G Mulligan -
You are the sunshine of my life S Wonder

Influences & Inspiration

From Gerry Mulligan and Cannonball Adderley to the Beatles and Sting. Very much like current artists such as Bob Reynolds and Eric Alexander.

Setup Requirements

I supply all the instruments and sound equipment required for any booking.


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