All saxophones, flute and clarinet - performance and lessons. Montauk to Manhattan. All styles - jazz, classical, modern, blues, big band, rock and roll, reggae, patriotic, gospel, pit orchestra...
He is a sweet kind man and an amazing musician. We only found out a few weeks before my daughter's wedding that we needed live music for her cocktail hour. Somehow I was lucky enough to find gigsalad.com and then found TEXSAX! He got our party started (at the Bourne Mansion) ! He played the music I requested. He brought an amazing sound system with him that you were able to hear throughout the three rooms of the cocktail hour. He was so gracious that I choose him, a pure pleasure to work with. I'm posting this quickly because I wanted to give him a Five Star review. As soon as I have pictures or video I'll try to post that too!
I've had the pleasure of seeing Tex perform once a month for the folks at the Adult Day Care Center where I work - and at holiday parties for 'handicapped' teens - they really love him!
I hired him to play at my musician daughter's baby shower and what a nice touch! Saxophone and flute on the backyard deck with a glass of wine and fun people! He fit right in!
Tex is a musical improvisational star. Although we met at the arboretum when we both came to listen to Shenole Latimer and Quartette, it is he who is a master musician and has such little ego (especially when others of his level of musical inclination and ability could possess big ego). He has a wide repertoire as has been stated, however, he has big heart and feeling. He gives back to community with student lessons for kids, but best of all when called upon to offer the healing and joy of music, he volunteers his time and himself freely...for he helped uplift a few children when we went to SUNY Stony Brook Hosp. & he performed and held a small jam session for some children on the pediatroc oncology floor. So thankful he was willinf to help my young student be entertained and creative and and feel some joy or whatever she felt in her heart while facing a challenging time in her short, yet most lovely life. It is also a pleasure to recall and recount his generosity when he accepted to play live at a charitable event for The Smithtown Children's Foundation (then the Branch Brook Children's Foundation), at the Watermill Catering Hall for, "Kisses for Kaylee." Thank you, again, Tex!
This guy really knows how to play the saxophone! An excellent musician whose wide-ranging repertoire can please all ages.
Wonderful ! We hired Tex for two different graduation parties and he made both parties musical delights. A number of guests commented on his expertise as a musician. He came prepared with a large repertoire of music which made it a great event for all ages. I would definitely recommend him. He was charming, easygoing and had a great sense of humor. He is professional, reasonably priced and takes his work very seriously.
I hired Tex for my husband's 50th birthday party in our home and we had a blast! His song selections were entertaining to both the younger and older age groups. He was personable, reliable, professional and a real people person. We all enjoyed chatting with him before and after his set. You can't go wrong with this guy!
Response from TexSax:
Thanks Katherine, What a nice party! The kids were great on the drums, food was superb and I appreciate immensely your hospitality with the whole experience of sharing the art of music with you, your family and dear friends.
This guy was all over the dance floor with that saxophone. The ladies had a ball at that winery and tried to drag him into the limo!
Response from TexSax:
June 11, @ 2011 2pm - FREE - Texsax with Fred and Gail at Osprey's Dominion Vineyard in Peconic, NY.
What to Expect
I play appropriate music for any event. Never too loud for your guests to have pleasant conversation while dining, listening. I've been told that my music and improvisation stimulates conversation and a fantastic atmosphere.
TexSax came to New York in 1983 to escape the Texas heat and get some more broad, steady experience in the field of music performance. All types of bands, orchestras, ensembles, duos and solo work is right up my alley. I even play with DJs in any style at the snap of a finger. Cocktail hours, luncheons, nursing homes, funerals and wedding ceremonies of any sort are my favorite specialties as I play along with background tracks and my own audio gear and am never too loud for your affair or event.
Additional Booking Notes
I bring my own gear for amplification of background tracks from my laptop computer. I usually play 2 or 3 saxophones and some flute at the beginning.
Upcoming Booked Events
|July 07, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|May 05, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|October 29, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
My book contains around 300 tunes of every genre.
Influences & Inspiration
I have performed with all types of ensembles and solo. Rock and blues, classical and jazz, pit orchestra and cruise ship shows.
Electricity for background tracks or nothing for solo instrument
I have my own gear for any situation.