Monthly Archives: August 2011
This upcoming Wednesday, August 17th, is a great hump day. I implore you to make your way down to the Key Club for the party of the summer you do not want to miss! The one and only Saxappeal will be celebrating his highly anticipated second album release, cleverly titled “Unmarketable” for the masses to embrace and connect with the talented saxophonist and his plight to reunite good music back to its lost companions. He is a contributor to Open Mic Jam’s House Band, “DEM”, and has a following and reputation out of this world within Detroit’s Creative Community (sure to reach national recognition). There will be plenty of visitors there to bless the mic, as well as performances from Saxappeal himself and contributors to the album. If you’re not there…you’re square!
Saxappeal: The name itself brings a new image to the music arena. The
young saxophonist, born and raised in Detroit, has been playing since
the age of 7. In fact, this young bird, barely able to stand on his
own two feet, let alone fly solo, was pushed out of the nest
(musically speaking), after a mere 6 months of playing his horn. Now,
the extraordinary 24-year-old musician brings anxiety, joy, love,
pain, passion, and so many more sensations to the stage while
performing. Comfortably known as ‘SaxXy’, he has scoped out his flying
territory and has set his sights high.
This ambitious young artist has traveled from coast to coast,
performing in small venues in Detroit, to large events in Los Angeles,
Atlanta, New York, and Europe, just to name a few. His first to New
York was to perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall at the age of 17.
Saxappeal has also been performing with Virgin Records recording
artist, Dwele (also a Detroit native musician) since 2005. To add to
his list of accomplishments, Saxappeal has formed a highly energetic
band of his own, duly named 1oh1. In efforts to form his own style,
which he calls ‘SaxSoul’, Saxappeal’s music is diverse with a blend of
jazz, hip-hop, soul, and R & B. This young artist has truly been
humbled by his opportunities and eagerly awaits more.
Saxappeal’s mission is to rekindle the flame between people and music;
which is, unfortunately, flickering dim. His hopes are to touch people
through his music, in ways they’ve yet to be touched. With focus,
determination, positive energy, love, and a passion deeper than
anything he can explain, he uses his horn to tell stories, state his
opinions, and celebrate the gift of music through love. He is truly an
illustrator of life, with such a potent message in his music that
promises to leave his audience as high as he will soar.
Bio courtesy of SaxappealDetroit.com