Session Saxophonist / Producer
Hey Everyone, I'm a session saxophonist, been performing in NYC for the last 12 years, producing for the last 5 years and looking to make connections and work with as many people as possible.
Saxophonist and producer with an edge.
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Interview with Nick Stefanacci
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a clear vision for your track, with some reference tracks.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Sax, Laptop w Pro Tools and Ableton, SM7B Mic, Apogee Interface and an XLR!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Been playing sax since I'm 10, performing since I'm 16 and producing for the past 8 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pop Fusion - infusing Jazz Harmonic structures with Funk Bass lines and definitive pop vocals.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Jay-Z. He's a visionary that's not afraid to think outside of the box and those are the creative minds that I love to be around and collaborate with.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Reference tracks are a must to bring clarity to a project.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Funk / Pop / R&B / Rock / Dance
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: A consummate professional.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Producer - I try to understand the vision of my client and bring my experiences and professionalism to any project. Saxophonist - I try to make the album jump even more, again it really depends on the situation, if it's a ballad, then I'm playing melodically and leaving space, if it's an EDM track then I'm blasting away trying to tear down walls.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Producer - have a meeting with my client and talk about the sound/vibe of the album and figure out some reference tracks to go off of. Saxophonist - have a meeting with my client to discuss what they want from me as a performer - specific parts to play or where to improvise a solo, any pertinent details to give the client what they are looking for.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Project Studio for recording 1 part at a time and access to a Professional Studio for full band live sessions if need be.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Quincy Jones
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Saxophone Solos