Dr. James Brown
Music For All Occasions: I have been performing as a saxophonist and vocalist as a soloist and with groups for over 25 years now. As a solo artist, I will provide you with a full band sound using high quality background tracks and a state of the art sound system with my saxophones taking the lead. I play the alto, soprano and tenor saxophones and a wide verity of music selections and styles. My music genres include Classic Jazz, Smooth Jazz, R&B, and Smooth Soul Sounds. I am available for any size event, large or small including Corporate Events, Weddings, Concerts, Birthday and Cocktail Parties.
I proposed to my girlfriend this past weekend and decided to hire a saxophone player to play a few tunes before/during the proposal (she loves cheesy). I must have received offers from 10 different musicians of different levels and prices, but the immediate and thorough response I got from Dr. Brown won me over. And, the price was more than reasonable.
You can't call yourself Dr. James Brown without being ready and able to live up to the name. I was skeptical at first, but Dr. Brown exceeded my expectations. Not only did he bring the sax, but he also had the backing tracks to play along with.
He went above and beyond from day 1 to make sure that the proposal was just the way I wanted it to be and even tolerated some 4th quarter adjustments. He also provided suggestions and insight from a musician's perspective to make sure the whole thing went smoothly.
Great communication, excellent performance, and just a wonderful person to share our moment with. She was shocked, said yes, and we are definitely going to keep the Doctor in mind for the big day!
Dr. Brown knew just which songs to play, when to amp it up and when to fade it out.... a beautiful evening of music which we all appreciated. Excellent sound quality. I was worried his play list would be too much pop, but he played a nice medley including some jazz classics from Brubeck and Gershwin.
From the first contact to departure, James was the consummate professional. I retained James for a private concert for my wife on Valentine's Day. I liked the way he conducted business. But, my wife and I truly LOVED his style and music selection. He created the atmosphere that I was looking for that night for my wife. James was generous on his time. He never once looked at his watch. James could have played all night--he loves his music. What I liked about James is that he got better each song he played; it was amazing. The best part was giving us his autographed CD in memory of the event. It was the perfect hour of love songs. If you are thinking of an artist that you will enjoy doing business with and listen to, I highly recommend this artist!
James, keep doing what your doing! It shows that you love it.
Dr. James was absolutely awesome! Our guests truly enjoyed Dr. Brown’s wonderful performance; a true professional and talented musician. If you want to wow your guests with his unique talent book him today!
Price Range: $200.00 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 300 minutes
What to Expect
When hiring me as your performer, you will get a verity of Classic Jazz, Smooth Jazz and R&B Classic songs played on three different saxophones with a full band background sound. In essence, your getting a full band with only one musician. This is a great benefit for both you and me. In addition, my 3 different saxophones, the tenor, alto and soprano will give an additional verity of entertainment and sounds. I also have complete control of my sound levels. I can give you a very soft cocktail sound level or pump the volume up for some partying with my state of the art equipment.
I have been playing the saxophone for over 25 years now. I have performed on the West coast (San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco) and various cities on the East Coast from Washington D.C. to New York City. My uniqueness is that I play 3 different saxophones. I play the soprano, alto and tenor saxophones. This gives me the option of playing a wide range of musical selections. My song selections range from classic jazz, smooth jazz and R&B. I am able to adjust to any type of setting or function ranging from quite cocktail parties, birthday parties, indoor and outdoor events, including concerts, weddings, wedding receptions, and retirement parties. I provide very good listening music as well as a bit of boogie to get things moving if the occasion calls for it.
Additional Booking Notes
I provide all of my own state of the art sound equipment. A Peavey 8 Mixer, 2 Yamaha high powered speakers, A Shure wireless saxophone microphone and a Shure hand held microphone which will be available for announcements or other client needs.
Past Booked Events
|September 08, 2019 • 6:30pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|June 22, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Wedding Engagement|
|September 15, 2018 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Graduation|
|October 17, 2015||Fundraiser|
|August 02, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|July 10, 2015||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|June 27, 2015||Wedding Reception|
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Georgia - Ray Charles
What a Wonderful World - L. Armstrong
Ain't No Stoppin us now - Mcfadden/Whitehead
My Girl, Get ready, Just my Imigation - Temptations
Brick House - Commodores
Joy and Pain - Maze
Summertime - Standard
La La Means I Love You - Delfonics
Mr. Magic - Grover Washington
Never too Much - Luther V.
La Dulce Vite - Warren Hill
Love will find a Way - George Howard
Knocks Me off my feet - Stevie Wonder
Misty - Standard
Loves in Need of a Love today - Stevie Wonder
Same Old Love - Anita Baker
My one and only Love - John Coltrane
I Wish - Stevie wonder
That's the way love goes - Janet Jackson/Kirk Whalum
My All - Mariah Carey
Ant't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
For the Love of you - Isley Brothers
Papa's got a brand new Bag - James Brown
Sugar - Stanley Turrentine
The Wedding song - Kenny G
You and I - Stevie Wonder
And Many More...I can play special request with adequate notice
Influences & Inspiration
John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Kenny G, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Charlie Parker, Kirk Whaluem and many others
One (1) 4x4 table and extension cord (s) Length based on distance set up will be from electrical outlets