WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 19: SAXOPHONES
Profile America — Monday, November 19th. Whether it's jazz, marching bands, or symphony orchestras, thousands of musicians and composers use saxophones to express their creativity. The family of brass wind instruments with Reed mouthpieces were invented by Adolph Sax of Belgium, whose birthday was noted earlier this month. Saxophones were first used in symphonic music but gained worldwide fame when American jazz artists such as Sidney Bechet, Lester Young, and Charlie Parker explored their sound and dynamic range. Today, saxophones are an important part of the inventory in the nearly 11,000 music stores around the nation, which sell almost $6 billion worth of instruments, music, and supplies each year. Profile America is in its 16th year as a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Sources: Chase's Calendar of Events 2012, p. 539
2007 Economic Census, NAICS 451140
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