Angelo Sax Shaw, elevates your listening experience with a variety of music. He performs smooth jazz on Tenor, Alto and Soprano saxophones. His music appeals to all demographics - from youth groups to the young at heart. His mix of Jazz, R&B and/or Praise and Worship music is an experience that will take your event to the next level. He is available for Weddings, Receptions, Banquets, Concerts, Cocktail Hour, Funerals, Studio Recordings, and many more events. He provides 1-2 hours of Gospel or R&B/Jazz while you mingle and/or dine. He has a one man band setup, so you do not have to provide speakers or mics. Just sit back, relax and let him do all of the work! (www.angelosaxshaw.com)
Mr. Shaw did an excellent job performing at our organization's fundraising event. The crowd loved it. We would definitely book him again.
Mr.Shaw is extremely gifted. I requested Mr.Shaw for my wife birthday last year and he played on a carriage for us. It was nice, we totally captured everybody attention with the music and even the other carriage riders asked about Mr.Shaw. I also asked Mr.Shaw to play for a private dinner for my wife and I, needles to say he came through again. My in-laws was impressed with him and they still are talking about him and his music today. In all if you're looking for someone to make your event 100% better PLEASE go with Mr.Shaw, he is on time and will deliver!!!
What to Expect
You will receive outstanding customer service when Angelo Sax Shaw arrives. You will receive a contract, promptly, that explains all of the terms and conditions that is customized for your event. He will perform for your event while you mingle and dine with your guests. He provides his own speakers and microphones. He has perfect attendance and has an outstanding rapport with his clients as many of them are repeat customers or referrals. You can sit back and relax and let him do all of the work when it comes to the music for your event. You will receive, Gospel Jazz, R&B, Jazz, or a combination of them all. Just name your genre preference and he will accommodate you. His music will elevate your listening experience and take your event to the next level. Keep in mind that not everyone hires a live saxophone player for their events, so you will be distinguished. He plays Tenor, Alto and Soprano saxophones which delivers a variety of sounds for your enjoyment. His friendly smile and warm mannerism will make you feel at ease the entire time he is at your event. His rates are compatible and you will certainly get a better sound and entertainment than what the competition can offer.
Angelo Shaw has been playing the saxophone professionally for more than 22 years. He began studying music at Stevens Middle school. He challenged himself by learning to play songs from the radio by ear. By 8th grade, he was performing popular tunes such as Sweet Love (Anita Baker) onstage for talent shows. He also performed at various churches for funerals, concerts, workshops, and weddings. Angelo continued to study music during his high school years at Sumner High and Eureka High where he held 1st chair all four years. During the summer, Angelo participated in the Honors Music program at Central Visual and Performing Arts School. There he studied classical and jazz music.
His grandfather, Howard R. Thomas, Sr. bought him his first saxophone during his junior year in high school under one condition; that he never give up playing the saxophone. So far, Angelo has kept his word.
Angelo’s parents were strict with religion, so they did not allow him to play jazz and secular music. He would often practice jazz and secular music when his parents left the house. Angelo was punished once for jazzing up Amazing Grace too much. He is greatly influenced my Grover Washington, Jr., David Sanborn, and John Coltrane.
Angelo studied studio engineering while attending Monmouth College. He also played in the jazz band and performed at various events around town in order to earn money for school necessities.
He has performed with many of the popular musicians in St. Louis and the metropolitan area, live and in studio recordings. Angelo realized how challenging it can be to pull band members together on a regular basis to perform gigs, so he purchased a speaker system and put together multiple sets of music for jazz, r&b, or gospel events on his laptop computer. He has gained a great One-Man-Band reputation for performing Smooth Jazz on soprano, alto and tenor saxophones or during dinner and/or cocktail hour. Usually, when he performs a solo at funerals, there is not a dry eye in the building.
Angelo produced, recorded and released his debut cd titled “Total Praise” in 2013. He continues to play at weddings, funerals, concerts, and various events throughout the year. He has created solo and saxophone ensemble tracks for multiple artists’ CDs. Look for new music soon. For booking or samples of his work, you can contact him at www.angelosaxshaw.com, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Gig Salad, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Booking Notes
Angelo Sax Shaw provides his own speakers and microphones. He only requires electricity, table and a small space to set up his equipment.
Angelo Sax Shaw plays R&B Jazz and Gospel Jazz. Some of the artists are, but not limited to: Stevie Wonder, Etta James, Miles Davis, Lionel Richie, Justin Timberlake, Michael Jackson, Earth Wind and Fire, Babyface, Shaka Khan, Brian McKnight, Kenny G, Boys II Men, Bruno Mars, Marvin Sapp, Hezekiah Walker, Smokie Norful, and many other artists.
Influences & Inspiration
Angelo Sax Shaw is inspired by the music of Grover Washington, Jr., David Sanborn, John Coltrane, Kenny G, Gerald Albright, Kirk Whalum and many others.
Space 5' x 5'