At a moment's notice, provide tailored music for the moment.
Price Range: $250 for 3hrs: $100 first hr/$75 ea. additional hr
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Music for the moment. I can provide suitable music for weddings, special events, parties, dinning-in (music for the atmosphere), or outdoor celebration events.
Over thirty years of educational & profession performance experiences, to include performance as a Threatre Musican, I'm a native of Columbus, Ohio and product its public school system, where I learned my craft in Junior and High School bands. I cut my teeth on the playing of gospel music and served several years as a Minister of Music and Music Director, where I coined the title, "The Gospel Sax". Later, I enlisted into the United States Navy and performed in the Ship’s Band for three years. I am an Alumni of the “All Ohio Boy’s Band” and attended OSU as a Music Major. I re-enlisted into the Armed Forces, joining the US Army Band at Fort Lee, VA. I attended and graduated from the Army, Navy, and Marine School of Music and served as a Saxophone Player for 3 years before deploying to Saudia Arabia as a 13B (Cannoneer) Section Chief during the Gulf War. I am a recipient of the Army’s Bronze Star for my service in combat during the war. During my experiences as a saxophonist in the military, I performed for four sitting US Presidents: Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and George Bush, Sr. While still in the army band, and performed as a student at the School of Music in concert with the visiting Russian Army Band in orchestra at the Scope in Norfolk, Va, where the Army, Navy, Marine, and Russian band members performed “The Phantom of the Opera”. Among the saxophones, I also play the electric bass guitar, flute, guitar, and the EWI (Electric Wind Instrument), and have been said to have a voice for song.
US Naval Ship’s Band (USS NIMITZ CVN-68), Norfolk, VA
338th Army Reserves Band, Columbus, OH
392nd Army Band, For Lee, VA
122nd Ohio Army National Guard Band, Columbus, OH
...and have performed and recorded with various locally known musicians and singers in the surrounding Ohio communities. Have performed stateside and abroad in Germany, Italy, Spain, England, Africa, Scotland, and Southwest Asia.
Note: Still active in church ((link hidden)) Christian Worship Band as saxophonist and bassist.
Additional Booking Notes
I have my own equipment; sound system(s), and musical equipment. All I require is space to set up and perform.
Past Booked Events
|August 12, 2017 • 11:00am - 5:00pm||Wedding for Byron & Nikki Poindexter|
AT A MOMENT'S NOTICE, MUSIC TAILORED FOR THE MOMENT
Smooth Jazz, Blues, R&B, Gospel/Christian, & Pop
April in Paris, Misty, Georgia (On My Mind), Girl From Ipanema, Summertime/Good Morning Heartache/At Last, Stormy Monday/Mercy, Mercy, Mercy/Kenny G's Brazil, Songbird, Midnight Motion, The Wedding Song, Silhouette, & Havana/Grover Washington's Mr. Magic, Winelight, & Sad Samba/Amazing Grace/Take Me To The King/People Get Ready/Songs by Luther Vandross; Endless Love, Here & Now, Always & Forever/Songs by Stevie Wonder; You & I, Ribbon In the Sky, My Cheri Amour, and A House Is Not a Home/Songs by Whitney Houston; Greatest Love of All, You Give Good Love, and more/Songs by Van Morrison; Moon Dance and Brown Eyed Girl/Songs by Bob Marley; Three Little Birds, Buffalo Soldier, and more/Songs by Jimmy Buffett; Maragaritaville/Let's Stay Together/Songs by Marvin Gaye; I Heart It Through The Grapevine, What's Going On, Let's Get It On, and others/Grazing In the Grass/Over the Rainbow, Yesterday, and many more artist (requests welcomed).
Influences & Inspiration
Rusty Byrant, Gene Walker, Grover Washington, Kenny G, Sonny Stitts, Charlie Parker, Dexter Gordon, David Sanborn, John Coltrane, and many others.
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