*“I’m an enormous Sade fan. I wished one thing that represents Sade…I wished that vibe,” stated City Jazz saxophonist Shawn Raiford about his new single “Endlessly,” which was launched for Valentine’s Day, from his upcoming album “The Subsequent Step.” “It has drums coming in…from there we pieced it collectively. It took a number of months to get it like I wished it.”
The one “Endlessly” options Andre Delano on sax and Quintin Paris on vocals. The one was written by Shawn, Ashley Jemison, and Grammy-winning Derek Allen (Janet Jackson). Raiford can also be fluent in enjoying R&B, Gospel, Pop, and Rock music.
“I didn’t begin enjoying the sax till I used to be 35 years outdated,” he advised me after I requested why this upcoming album is simply his second. “My grandmother had a celebration at church…she raised me. My aunt requested what I wished to do. I laughed and stated a sax solo. All of us laughed. My aunt confirmed me this system and had Shawn Raiford on sax. I requested her who was that? I went and obtained a sax. The one factor I needed to play was ‘When the Saints Go Marching In.’ I launched my first album ‘Man with a Horn’ after I was 55 years outdated in 2020. I’m 57 now, that is my second album.”
Shawn and his band, Shawn Raiford Expertise, have been performing in Northern California since he began enjoying the sax. His performances garnered him a Greatest Reside Efficiency on the Sound of Soul, a Hope Award for Greatest Jazz Efficiency, a Sammie nomination for Greatest Jazz Artist, and a Greatest R&B Band on the Northern California Entertainers Music Awards. His debut album “Man with a Horn” reached #22 on the Soul-Jazz Chart. Final yr he launched a Christmas single “Santa Child.”
Shawn Raiford and his band simply completed a tour that began in February and ended April sixteenth. Log onto www.ShawnRaifordSax.com for extra upcoming performances.
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