I am a saxophonist in Edmonton with a variety of playing experience under my belt. I have played in jazz clubs, bars, cafes, halls, banquets, fundraisers, parties and other celebrations. I regularly play jazz (bop, swing, fusion etc.) as well as funk, soul/RnB, blues and world music (Arabic jazz etc.) I play with many kinds of musicians, sometimes organ trios, jazz quartets, quintets, big bands, blues bands. I also have experience teaching privately.
Price Range: $100-$150
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French
What to Expect
I love connecting with people on a personal and musical level. People are guaranteed to be thouroughly entertained when I perform. I enjoy playing energetic funk shows, or mellow background lounge jazz depending on the occasion. I play banquets, fundraisers, house parties, bars and whatever else may come my way! I am open to all kinds of music and am constantly pushing myself to learn new music and to hone my craft as a musician.
I am a sax player in Edmonton with lots of experience playing Jazz, Blues, Funk, Rock, World Music etc. I play in venues/situations such as clubs, bars, halls, banquets, parties, concerts etc. I have been hired as sideman for gigs, as well as having my own projects as band leader on different occasions. I greatly enjoy making new friends and connections and expanding my musical experiences!
Additional Booking Notes
Depending on the gig, I would need a mic for my sax, possibly a PA/Monitors. I play with many different musicians so much of the set up is dependent on their instrumentation, amps and other preferences. Lighting can be minimal or very bright, it does not matter, I usually play with all my music memorized or by ear, so it is not necessary for me to be able to see that well.
On the Sunny Side of the Street, St. Thomas, Joy Spring, Star Eyes, Donna Lee, Lover Man, Night in Tunisia, Green Dolphin Street, Stomping at the Savoy, Satin Doll, Take the A Train, Sister Sadie, All of Me, All the Things you Are, Confirmation, Oleo.
The Chicken, Chameleon, Cantaloupe Island, Cissy Strut, Birdland, Pick up the Pieces, Hottentot, Mercy Mercy Mercy etc.
Influences & Inspiration
Herbie Hancock, Sonny Stitt, Louis Jordan, Chuck Berry, Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Sonny Rollins, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Thelonius Monk, Clarence Clemons, Maceo Parker, Trombone Shorty, Grover Washinton Jr, Dave Sanborn, Wayne Shorter, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy, Weather Report, Kenny Garrett, George Duke etc.
Mic, amp or PA, or completely acoustic.