Tenor Saxophones have been the choice of many famous musicians. Famous tenor saxophonists include: John Coltrane, Stan Getz, Andy Sheppard and Michael Brecker. The instrument has a deep, rich tone and a wide harmonic range. It has a powerful sound that makes it a great ensemble instrument. They are versatile, popular, good for blues and jazz as well as big band orchestras and classical ensembles. Pitched in Bb, tenor saxophones are smaller than baritone saxophones, but larger than alto saxophones. Intonation is generally reliable, due to the larger size of the instrument.

Well known and best selling makers of these saxes are  Yamaha  Yanagisawa  System 54  and  Selmer