Debi Best – Female Sax Player


A re you looking for a perfect live music solution for your function – a professional musician who has the experience to understand your entertainment needs, who can read an audience and who has a vast repertoire to cater for all musical tastes, across the generations?

Then meet Cape Town based female sax player Debi Best (Parkinson) of ‘In the Mood Music’  – a bubbly, fun-loving & talented musician/entertainer proficient on alto saxophone, clarinet and flute, performing instrumental background music on all 3 instruments using professional backing tracks to create a full sound or with additional musicians as required.

As an experienced function musician, Debi fully understands how to create the perfect ambiance for your special event, whether it is a Wedding, (including wedding chapel music, pre-drinks background music or playing for the reception) anniversary party, birthday celebration, entertainment for corporate events and team building conferences, elegant upmarket hotel lounges and dining performances, banquets, golf days, exhibitions. Any function will be enhanced by her elegant and polished performances of instrumental music covering all styles from classical to jazz to popular favourites.
(See her Music page for samples and repertoire list.)

About Debi Best

Debi has a B.Mus, LTCL, FTCL Post Grad Certificate from the Royal College of Music in London and as a former member of the Johannesburg Festival Orchestra she  has performed at the Starlight Classics, the Proms and the Zoo Lake concerts, was a regular player at the annual RMB Winex exhibition and has performed at the 2010 Standard Bank Brandy Festival.

She can be regularly seen playing at the 12 Apostles Hotel, the Earthfair markets in Tokai & Noordhoek as well as Harbour Bay market.

She has played for hundreds of weddings all over the country including several celebrity weddings, and is on the preferred suppliers list at both The 12 Apostles and The One and Only Hotel-Restaurant.
Some performance highlights include;

  • Helen suzman’s 70th birthday
  • Nelson Mandela’s 88th birthday
  • Tony Blair’s SA visit
  • Sir Richard Branson’s visit
  • The 3 Tenors
  • Julian Lloyd Webber
  • Helmut Lottie
  • Patrizio Buanne
Debbi plays at Olyvenhoudt Olive Farm in Stilbaai 2

Debbi Best plays at Olyvenhoudt Olive Far in Stilbaai.

Debbi Best plays at Olyvenhoudt Olive Far in Stilbaai.

Debbi Best plays at Olyvenhoudt Olive Far in Stilbaai.

Although she lives in Cape Town, she is available to perform at events all over the country, and can work either acoustically or with backing tracks as a solo act, as well with a two, three or four-piece band (adding piano/guitar/bass/vocals etc)  She is also a member of the Connolly Big Band  – a 17 piece big band, who are active performing for upmarket weddings and corporate functions.

Her music ranges from light Jazz, blues, contemporary, classical, love songs, ballads, etc.
She has recorded 3 CDs (available directly from her) encompassing a cross-section of her repertoire.




For further information on how to make the Music at your next private function or corporate event the best it can be, contact Debi to discuss your particular requirements.


Contact Debi
mobile: +27 82 454 2590
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