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Friedel Knobel

Why not hire a live Saxophonist / Sax player for your wedding, private function or corporate event?

Looking for smooth wedding saxophonist music to set the scene for a romantic evening? Need some live sax background music to provide an elegant touch to a private function, birthday party or special celebration? Perhaps you require a relaxed and yet sophisticated atmosphere for welcoming drinks or dining music, as opening saxophone entertainment for a corporate event? Why not consider the universal appeal an artistic and expressive Sax player can hold for your guests?

Live Saxophone music for any occasion – a sense of Style and Elegance!
Many of today’s wedding professionals and event facilitators all agree alike that the soulful moods and vibrant sounds of a well-played Solo Saxophone, by a skilled and experienced Saxophonist, can add a major contribution to the success of your wedding or party. A good Saxophone player is always a popular and affordable choice for any venue size amongst many wedding planners, function organizers, event coordinators and service providers, when it comes to selecting an event entertainer, function artist or wedding musician.

Friedel Knobel – Wedding Saxophonist / Functions & Events Sax Player.
Already well known as an experienced live sound engineer, acoustics expert and studio music producer, Sax player Friedel Knobel is also a talented musician and professional Saxophonist, available for live performance, and comes highly recommended as a specialist in weddings, private functions and corporate entertainment events requiring classy, easy-listening, unobtrusive background music, well suited to sundowner or dining sets.

About Friedel’s selection of music – creating the right Atmosphere!
Music material covered is of a wide variety, accessible to all ages and the repertoire usually includes various Jazz and Latin standards, Gospel (weddings), popular Contemporary Pop and Oldie ballads, funky jazz-rock instrumentals, as well as many recognized Saxophone tunes. Playing has been described as smooth, ranging from soulful and soothing melodies to passionate and vibrant passages, sensitive, full of feeling, and of giving a sense of style, elegance and sophistication to any occasion. Accompaniment is by well-orchestrated, studio produced backtracks, and serves well as general background music during breaks.

Typical Functions & Events performed.
Weddings (pre-ceremony, ceremony, pre-reception and/or reception), private birthday and garden parties, barmitzvahs, funerals, wine tastings, Sax-o-gram messages, anniversary celebrations & other dining occasions (Valentine’s day, Mother’s day), hotel, restaurant & poolside cocktail lounges, art galleries, corporate year-end and other special / gala functions & opening events, award / prize-giving ceremonies, product launches, company conferences, matrimonial & bridal expos, art & photographic exhibitions, festivals, etc.

Friedel Knobel’s Biography and Background
Friedel’s career in the entertainment industry started more than 30 years ago. As a young and keen self-taught musician, he later became an accomplished guitarist and performed in a variety of musical settings, including various solo acts and bands on the local club circuit. His exposure to jazz in the early eighties led to a love for the saxophone, an instrument he found as flexible and expressive as the guitar.

Friedel is perhaps better known as a practicing sound engineer, audio technician, producer and recording studio owner of 25 years. He has worked on a multitude of music projects and audio productions, comprising every conceivable form of audio recording both in the analogue and digital domains, and includes work done for numerous record companies, music producers and arrangers, as well as recording of live bands, choirs and orchestras, television and film sound tracks, voice-overs, radio advertisements and various artists’ musical productions, many of which included session work on Sax and guitar.

He is respected for his knowledge and experience in the design, construction and installation of a number of recording studios, and is frequently approached by young entrepreneurs for help in this regard. In the late nineties, the Pretoria Technicon held his then most recently designed studio as an example of a prime professional facility to their students, and on occasion asked him to address them in aspects of audio engineering and contemporary technology.

Later accomplishments include the development and presentation of a specialized sound engineering course for disadvantaged students, as well as serving as a sound & acoustics design consultant to the music industry. He currently still practices as one of the resident live sound engineers at the Pierneef Theatre for the performing arts in Pretoria.

His exposure to a wide variety of music styles and genres, both in the studio and on stage, has given him a keen sense of discernment when selecting appropriate material for any function; as a Saxophone player and instrumentalist, his expertise in acoustics and quality sound reproduction also ensures a pleasant experience by the audience; both are arguably only matched by his passion in playing and professionalism in performance.

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