Dunsborough musician Serge Le Goueff took his audience on a musical ride on Saturday evening during his latest stage show, A Saxophone Journey.
It was easy to see that the accomplished saxophonist’s three biggest passions in life were music, education and comedy as Le Goueff used all three mediums skillfully during his performance.
“When you are passionate and love what you do, you share it” he told the Mail in an interview last month.
Trained in classical music, Le Goueff spent eight years mastering the saxophone at a music consortium in Paris when he found out at the end of his degree that there was no work for classical saxophonists.
Much to his dismay that he would not be seated with a symphony orchestra, Le Goueff travelled to WA to learn the art of jazz at WA School of Performing Arts.
From there he enjoyed a successful career as a professional musician which took him around the world before he settled in Dunsborough with his family.
Le Goueff takes his audience through this journey, using his charm and wit to educate them about the history of the saxophone and its origins, through to the music of the 1920’s, 1940’s, 1960’s and the unforgettable sax-solo classics of the 1980’s.
Joined onstage by songstress Paula Renee audiences were treated to a performance of The Boy from Ipanema before Renee returned to join Le Goueff for an encore rendition of Tina Turner’s Simply the Best, with Le Goueff showing what he does best during his sax solos.
The highlight of the evening was when Le Goueff picked up his big-black sax and treated the audience to his own composition titled That’s My Favourite.
The baritone instrument was a definite crowd pleaser, which Le Goueff said was dedicated to that one friend we all have and have everything in common with.
People who are passionate about music or have an interest in history will get a real kick out of Le Goueff’s show which he hopes will be picked up at future jazz festivals in Australia and abroad.
To find out about upcoming performances visit Le Goueff’s Facebook page at Serge Le Goueff or his website sergelegoueff.com.