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Biography

A musical treat for the whole family, the NUCLEAR WHALES SAXOPHONE ORCHESTRA blends sophisticated musicianship with footloose choreography, ingenious special effects, and madcap comedy to delight everyone from saxophone aficionados to the most dedicated saxophobes.

The entire "Family of Saxophones" is featured - the tiny sopranino, the soprano, alto, tenor, baritone, and bass and the rare and monstrous 6'8" contrabass (described by The Los Angeles Times as "…an instrument with the stature of a power forward in the NBA and a pitch that makes a foghorn sound effeminate.") Together they create incredibly innovative music with a rich ensemble sound covering an amazing range of over six octaves.

The NUCLEAR WHALES repertoire includes classical, jazz, swing, and a plethora of original works as well as a tribute to the ocean's whales which inspired the Orchestra's name. From Bach, Mozart, and Strauss to Ellington, Gershwin and Sousa, the WHALES leave no musical genre unexplored.

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