I listen and love more styles of music than anybody I know. That also happens to help me adapt and be a great accompaniment to other musicians & artists. I take a lot of pride in that - playing for the song.
Corey On Sax is one of the busiest musicians in the Southeast for a reason. In addition to performing on saxophone, Corey also plays piano professionally and makes custom songs for any occasion! Corey performs a wide range of styles from today's Top 40 hit songs (Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys) to older Top 40 and Classic Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobbi Darin and also the jazz classics. He is a highly in-demand musician who has traveled to 40+ countries touring with national acts such as Alicia Keys, Usher, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Slightly Stoopid to name a few.
On SoundBetter - his services range from saxophone writing / arrangement / parts / solos. He can also write for other horns as well (trumpet, trombone, etc).
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Interview with Corey On Sax
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: Toured and played saxophone with Alicia Keys, Usher, T-Pain, Corinne Bailey Rae and others around the world.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I've been doing horn lines but mainly sax solos for people. Also doing custom songs for people lately (I write / record a song for someones birthday, anniversary, etc).
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet. I'm sure I will have plenty soon.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital - because I haven't taken the time to learn analog yet.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I won't stop until you're satisfied.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: It's my dream and I get to collaborate with people from all over the world.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long will it take? Answer - When do you need it by?
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People think you need a million dollar studio. You don't.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are you going for? Do you have certain sounds in mind already? Also, depends on what you want services for to know what to ask.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Have a conversation and see if they connect with your vibe.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Saxophone, Mic, iPhone with iRig & GarageBand, Headphones, Speaker
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've had an inspiration for music before the age of five. Every time I would walk in my grandparents house, I would head straight to the piano in the living room and just bang around. I moved to Saint Augustine, FL the day before first grade when my parents bought a marina. I then met a gentleman from Boston named Donnie Hayward who played saxophone. Instant music love. I started playing professionally at age 14 and then went on to school for music. I have played in 48 states and toured internationally in 40+ countries. I have been lucky and blessed enough to have the privilege of sharing the stage and touring with bands such as Alicia Keys, Usher, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Corrine Bailey Rae, T-Pain, Lettuce, Snarky Puppy, Beebs & Her Money Makers, and more to do a little name droppin'.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: From the heart.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Quincy Jones. He's the absolute king of the industry. I wouldn't say a word - I'd just soak up everything he said or did.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on projects that you make you feel some sort of way.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I've been told I really reach people with the way I solo and write horn parts. A lot of people and clients seem to really dig my phrasing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I take a lot of pride and being the greens, blues, and purples to blend with your spotlight.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: It really depends on the project at the angle I want to approach it from. I look forward to discussing this further with you.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Logic Pro X Professional Condenser Mics, Monitors, and Interface
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars, Jacob Collier, Big Gigantic, Anderson Paak, Childish Gambino, Allen Stone
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: - Writing and arranging horn lines - Writing and arranging synth parts - Playing a sax part (horn line) in a song - Playing a sax solo - Playing a synth solo