Yasmin Ogilvie is a London based saxophonist, a founding member of ‘Apex Horns’ (www.apexhorns.co.uk) and Selmer Performing Artist who tours globally for a wide range of artists, bands and events. Her keen interest in collaboration has led her to play within a diverse range of genres from Pop and Dance to Avant-garde and Classical.
After graduating from Trinity College of Music studying with Gerard McChrystal, Yasmin has gone on to pursue a busy career performing and recording with artists including George Ezra, Arlo Parks, McFly, Gary Barlow, Hot 8 Brass Band, Brian May, Jamie Cullum, Mica Paris, James Bay, Guy Chambers, Joy Crookes, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Foxes, Brian McFadden, Soumik Datta, Right Said Fred, Oh Wonder, Kelli – Leigh, Judi Jackson, Ministry of Sound, HedKandi, The Outlook Orchestra, The House and Garage Orchestra, New Regency Orchestra and New Purple Celebration.
TV Performances include Michael Bublé, Harry Connick Jr, Billy Ocean, Fleur East and Melanie C. Yasmin has been in the house band for ITV’s ‘Tonight At The London Palladium’, Gary Barlow's 'I'm With The Band', Comedy Game Night and CBeebies ‘Thumbelina’ and 'The Night Before Christmas'.
Yasmin has been flown around the world to play to audiences including Quincy Jones, Shania Twain and Royalty at prestigious events and private parties for Warner, Dolce & Gabbana, Microsoft, Chivas, Jaguar, Porsche, Chelsea FC, Nike, Barbarian FC and has been resident saxophonist for some of London’s most established and highly regarded members clubs.
Some of her favourite venue/festival highlights include London O2, Wembley and Manchester Arenas, Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury (Pyramid Stage), Montreux Jazz, Isle of Wight and Latitude Festivals. The BRIT, National Television and GQ Awards as well as recording sessions at Maida Vale for BBC Radio 1, Abbey Road and Pinewood Studios.
Yasmin’s unique sound formed from a discipline in classical and career in contemporary and pop music has also enabled her to play with orchestras, chamber ensembles and as a soloist, ensuring that her passion for music and creativity stands out in every performance.
“The horns were jamming” – Quincy Jones
“Ace brass players Lily and Yasmin – wow!!!” – Brian May
"Lily and Yasmin on brass, I must say they blew us all away" - Gary Barlow