Chip Wickham - Syos

Chip Wickham

We looked at different internal designs and wider lays to get a broad but dark jazz tone that could be maintained with lighter reed combinations which help with playing multiple instruments in rapid succession. My Syos have quick response and excellent intonation across the full range and especially at the top where a lighter reed is more of an issue. They sing as the top and hold the dark sound even down to a 2 strength reed. Tonal connection between the soprano and tenor was also important so that I can maintain my sound while changing between horns.


Chip Wickham is a UK multi-reed jazz musician on saxophones and flutes. He has 3 big selling albums since 2017 all written and produced by himself.

A regular on the European jazz club circuit selling out headline slots at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London, Duc Des Lombards in Paris and Café Berlin in Madrid.

Chip is a firm favourite on the European jazz festivals scene, voted best live act at the London Jazz Festival 2018. He has also performed at the XJazz Festival (Germany), Flagey Jazz Festival (Belgium), Love Supreme (UK), Montreux (Switzerland) and the North Sea Jazz (Netherlands).

As a popular jazz sideman he has been working with Matthew Halsall’s Gondwana Orchestra and US Spiritual Jazz legend Dwight Tribble and UK’s new jazz harp star Amanda Whiting.

He is also a diverse musician working with many different artists such as The Sorcerers, The New Mastersounds, Scrimshire, The Sultans of Swing, Lack of Afro, Nightmares on Wax, Kreeps and an original member of Craig Charles’ all star UK Fantasy Funk Band!

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