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If you’re not in ‘the know’, buying gifts for jazz lovers – or, even harder, jazz musicians – can be a tricky business.

For this guide, we’ve collected gift ideas from fans and professionals around the world to give you some inspiration for what presents to buy them… 

Whether you’re looking for actual instruments and accessories for a beginner musician, to audio equipment and books about jazz, this guide is organised by various categories so you can get straight to the point!

Before diving into all the details, here’s a brief look of our top 3 favorites:

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Too-arts Metal Sax Wine Bottle HolderToo-arts Metal Sax Wine Bottle Holder
  • Stylish minimal design
  • Lightweight
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Selmer Saxophone Patent T-ShirtSelmer Saxophone Patent T-Shirt
  • Great material
  • Sleek look
  • Great gift idea
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Patent Saxophone PrintPatent Saxophone Print
  • 16" x 20" Frame
  • Can be matted or hung on your Wall without a Frame
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Saxophone gifts

Whether you’re buy a gift for a sax player or just someone who’s a fan of the instrument, here are some of our top jazz gift ideas…

Wooden reed case

The saxophone reed may be the cheapest part of the instrument, but it’s important they’re kept in perfect condition.

This reed case looks great and avoids unnecessary chipping in advance of playing.

Saxophone wine rack

Most saxophone players are given one of these at some point, and this saxophone-styled wine rack is one of the better-looking ones!

It’s handmade and the slightly vintage paint finish reminds us of the legendary Selmer saxophones from the 1950s and 60s.

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Too-arts Metal Sax Wine Bottle HolderToo-arts Metal Sax Wine Bottle Holder
  • Stylish minimal design
  • Lightweight
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Selmer saxophone patent t-shirt

As you might expect, there are some horrendous pun-based t-shirts available for saxophone players. If that’s your thing, you might want to check these out.

But this one we’ve picked here is actually very stylish for those in the know: the original patented design of an early Selmer saxophone.

ImageProductFeaturesPrice
Selmer Saxophone Patent T-ShirtSelmer Saxophone Patent T-Shirt
  • Great material
  • Sleek look
  • Great gift idea
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Coltrane by Ben Ratliff

This is, in our opinion, the best book about John Coltrane.

Written by New York Times critic Ben Ratliff, it tells the story of one of the greatest saxophonists of all time.

“American jazz writing needs more books like this, which engage jazz with an expansive literary imagination in a broad cultural context… This is an important and rewarding book.” ―Downbeat Magazine

Patent Saxophone Print

Sticking with the patent style, this is a great-looking print of a 1929 saxophone design, providing both jazz history and a great looking piece of art.

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Patent Saxophone PrintPatent Saxophone Print
  • 16" x 20" Frame
  • Can be matted or hung on your Wall without a Frame
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Maiden Voyage Play-along book

Jamey Aebersold is something of a legend in jazz education circles, with his vast series of play-along books helping musicians get to grips with improvisation for more than 20 years.

This one, whilst not specific only to saxophone, gives the beginner/intermediate improvisor the chance to play some jazz standards made famous by some of the sax greats, such as Impressions, Watermelon Man, Doxy & Satin Doll.

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The label ‘Discover Jazz’ is attached to articles which have been edited and published by Jazzfuel host Matt Fripp, but have been written in collaboration with various different jazz musicians and industry contributors. When appropriate, these musicians are quoted and name-checked inside the article itself!