Jose Sax

Session Saxophonist

Jose Sax on SoundBetter

I am a professional Saxophonist and Composer

I am a session Saxophonist with a 10 year experience in the music field having played for the late Oliver Mtukudzi and Shared stage with the late Hugh Masekela. I am a holder and composer of the album Jose Sax Simple Impact with 2 Live Dvd recordings. I have recorded over 90 single tracks for various artists. I am versitile saxophone player as I can play any genre. I also create brass lines for various artists.

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Interview with Jose Sax

  1. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  2. A: I worked on my 1st album and I'm proud of it because it wasn't easy getting to a point of satisfaction. I was the composer and arranger of all 9 tracks.

  3. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  4. A: I am currently tracking saxophone and brass lines for various artists and in a process of editing my 3rd live dvd.

  5. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  6. A: Prince Madhiwali Dzuwa and Naphtali Chivandikwa

  7. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  8. A: Digital because there is a lesser risk in losing your settings

  9. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  10. A: My promise is I will deliver a world class job to you as it is my job to make you a happy client

  11. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  12. A: I like the fact that I do what I love and love what I do.

  13. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  14. A: Most of them ask me if I can deliver what they are looking for. My response would be, I will do my best to make you a happy client.

  15. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  16. A: Probably the idea that a studio musician for hire is more interested in quantity of work than quality. I am very invested in composing ,directing and creating the best music we can create together.

  17. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  18. A: I would ask them what the song or project is all about so that I have a feel of what their looking for and also ask them to share their thoughts on it.

  19. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  20. A: I would advise them to allow me to add my creations to their music.

  21. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  22. A: I would take my saxophone, sound card, laptop, headphones and microphone.

  23. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  24. A: I have been playing saxophones for 10 years now and looking forward to decades of creativity

  25. Q: How would you describe your style?

  26. A: I am creative and I have unique harmonies. my imaginations are applicable and interesting to the ear. I can create African based brass lines and tones.

  27. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  28. A: I would like to work with Kenny G because I would learn a lot on expressions in playing, note articulations and a whole lot more.

  29. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  30. A: To try and keep it real with triggering and sampling to a minimum

  31. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  32. A: Afrobeat, classical, house music, gospel, film, jazz and hiphop

  33. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  34. A: My strongest skill is creating harmonies, composing saxophone and brass lines.

  35. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  36. A: I make sure that I do my best to give an awakening to a song, I give a different feel from the usual.

  37. Q: What's your typical work process?

  38. A: when given a song I play it at least three times as a way of creating lines if asked to create, it will also help me get into the feel of the song. I then layout all possible ideas and try to come up with lines which are suitable to the ear and something unique for that particular project.

  39. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  40. A: I use a BETA 98H/C Shure for saxophone, Persons Headphones and Monitors, Presonus sound card and a MacBook Pro using Logic Pro Software.

  41. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  42. A: I am inspired by Charlie Parker, Kenny G and Kirk Whalum to name a few.

  43. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  44. A: I track saxophone and brass lines in studio and also create new lines for them when requested. I also do live performances.

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GenresSounds Like
  • Charlie Parker
  • Kirk Whalum
  • Kenny G
Gear Highlights
  • SHURE Mic for Saxophone
  • Persons Headphones
  • LA alto Sax
  • Selmer Tenor Saxophone
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SoundBetter Deal

I am open for negotiations. I offer discounts and also promote the music of every artist I work for and with.