Erin Royer - Saxophonist

Just Sax Quartet


Jesse Deane Luke Pownall Erin Royer Jess Herbert

Group Biography


Just Sax are one of Western Australia’s foremost performing saxophone quartets, offering a rich contrast of styles from the delicate tangos of Piazzolla, right through to toe tapping jazz and funk standards. Just Sax formed in 2008 comprising of Jesse Deane on soprano saxophone, Luke Pownall on alto saxophone, Erin Royer on tenor saxophone and Jess Herbert on Baritone Saxophone.

The quartet maintains an excellent standard of performance having won the open chamber division in the 2009 and 2011 North of Perth music festival, and winning the overall most outstanding performance of the entire eisteddfod in 2011. Just Sax performs regularly in concert and private functions, providing both an aurally and visually stimulating performance. They are a regular feature in the Chamber Jam series at the Perth Ellington Jazz Club, and have performed alongside Perth artists such as Dr Matthew Styles, Lindsay Vickery and Alex Millier. Just Sax have also supported Australian pop artist Kate Ceberano in 2010 and personally received high praise from Kate, and was invited in early 2011 to perform with her at the opening of the Busselton Jetty.

Just Sax have been developing a repertoire of works for saxophone quartet in WA and have had various works dedicated to them. Further the quartet has dedicated their time to promote Australian music and have commissioned numerous Western Australian composers such as Marty Pervan, Alice Humphries and Tilman Robinson. The individual members of Just Sax bring classical and jazz influences to their stylistic approach having all performed with the Western Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) as well as various classical orchestras in Perth, such as the Western Australian Symphony Orchestra (WASO) and the Western Australian Youth Orchestra (WAYO).

Just Sax had their international debut performance in Wales in July 2012. Whilst in the UK they attended the World Saxophone Convention held in St Andrews, Scotland. Just Sax hope to organise another international tour in the near future.

If you would like to hire Just Sax to perform for you, please contact us at justsax@erinroyer.com.

Black Bottom Stomp: Written by Jelly Roll Morton and performed by Just Sax