Vandell Music

Why book Vandell Music?

With a Saxophone, Vandell creates a unique atmosphere that instantly puts all your stressful feelings and thoughts to rest. Vandell performs as a "one man band" with saxophone and backing tracks, while also coming equipped with a full PA System and Shure wireless microphone system (for saxophone) to make the performance "mobile".

As an accomplished International Recording Artist, not only will Vandell play beautiful music, he'll add his own "vibe" to every song. Ranging from Smooth Jazz and Straight-Ahead Jazz to Soul and R&B, Vandell will cater to your musical taste. Vandell is able to play your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour and reception!

Look no further, book Vandell Andrew today!

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Fantastic

Vandell is a professional...Had nothing but high praises from the guest at our event and have request for him to come back! Very talented!!

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Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Kellye
Organization: TMI Sports Medicine
Event: Corporate Event in Mansfield, TX
Event Date: Dec 17, 2011
Hired As: Saxophone Player

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: $500-$3000
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: None

Overview

Whether tasteful live background music or a high energy show, Vandell aims to please any crowd.

Additional Booking Notes

Standard Wall Unit is needed.

Vandell Music

Hailing from the "Birthplace of Jazz", Vandell Andrew's path to greatness and his purpose in music would not be too hard to find. While studying music at the age of 13 at a local jazz summer camp in the Treme' area of New Orleans, it was there that he learned to play the trumpet. After an entire summer of playing the trumpet at the camp, he was approached by one of his teachers that challenged him by stating his embouchure would work better with the saxophone.Being that this influential teacher was the coolest saxophonist in the world in the eyes of this young, budding jazz musician, Vandell took this challenge as a compliment that his teacher would even consider training him on his new instrument.

Soon after cultivating his craft on the alto saxophone, he joined the world renowned St. Augustine "Marching 100" Marching Band. This experience afforded Vandell the opportunities of performing in events and parades all over the world as a member of the prestigious marching band, which would ultimately convince him that performing and playing music was what he wanted to do for a living after graduating from high school.

Shortly after graduation, he enrolled in classes at Southern University at New Orleans, and studied with the legendary Edward "Kidd" Jordan. After a month of studying with Kidd, the catastrophic devastation of hurricane Katrina took the city of New Orleans by storm. At the age of 18, and after enduring the life-altering changes brought on by Katrina, Vandell realized that he wanted to seriously pursue a career in music and began to write original compositions. In just a few short years, this decision has led to him sharing the stage with a vast array of artists, from multiple genres of music, and at venues across Texas, Oklahoma, New Orleans, New York City, and London. He has also opened and shared the stage with several internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, including Grammy award winning jazz saxophonist Kirk Whalum and the legendary smooth jazz saxophonist Tom Braxton.

In June of 2011, Vandell released his debut album entitled "Years Later”. This album is a collection of original musical compositions that has been written since he relocated to Texas following the aftermath of hurricane Katrina in his hometown of New Orleans. The "Years Later" album, to date, has been getting rave reviews from smooth jazz fans, music lovers and critics across the world.

The team providing the talent:

Vandell Andrew

Saxophone, Sequencing.

Set List

My set list can vary from straight-ahead traditional jazz, or smooth jazz and r&b top 40 hits.

Straight Ahead Set List

So What
Take Five
All Blues
Dolphin Dance
Maiden Voyage
Round Midnight
Blue Bossa
Naima
Giant Steps
In a Sentimental Mood
Misty
Mercy Mercy Mercy
Blue Train
Equinox
Recorda Me

Smooth Jazz/R&B Top 40 Hits

Maputo
Let's Stay Together
This Masquerade
Human Nature
For The Love of You
Chameleon
Mr.Magic
Let it Flow
What's Goin' On
What You Won't Do For Love
Just Like A Star
Rolling in The Deep
Ain't No Sunshine
Caught Up in a Rapture
Rock With You
Breezin'
After The Love Has Gone
Suede (Marion Meadows)
Golden Lady
Superstition
Spain
People Make The World Go Round
Winelight
Walker's Theme (Gerald Albright)
Stop Look and Listen (Boney James)
The Total Experiene (Boney James)
I'm Waiting For You (Jackiem Joyner)
Affirmation
My Cherie Amour

Wedding Songs

The Wedding Song By Kenny G
Here And Now By Luther Vandross
Ribbon In The Sky By Stevie Wonder

Influences & Inspiration

Kirk Whalum, Kenny Garrett, Gerald Albright and Jackiem Joyner

Setup Requirements

Standard Wall Unit

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