BUDDING borough saxophonist Daniel Buxton has enjoyed the most exciting two weeks of his musical career starting with meeting his idol, Britain’s Got Talent star, Julian Smith following his recent sell out concert at Solihull Library Theatre.
The ten year-old, who has been learning the soprano saxophone at Eversfield Preparatory School for three years, then went on to scoop top prize in the under 11 section of the Leamington Competitive Music Festival, scoring the top mark of all saxophone players in all age sections, before having the thrill of playing with his Solihull Music Service band, Junior Jazz Matters at a sold out Birmingham Symphony Hall.
To round off two weeks to remember, the Shirley youngster from Welford Road then appeared with the Solihull Concert Wind Band at Birmingham Town Hall in another show to highlight some of the borough’s up and coming young musicians.
“It’s been an amazing two weeks for him and he’s loved every minute of it,” said mum, Jayne.
“To have the chance to play on two magnificent stages is something he’ll never forget and doing so well in his first major competition was a real thrill for him.
“Julian’s been a big inspiration to him since he appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and the Solihull Music Service groups give him the chance to play with others in a friendly and professional environment."