Saxappeal

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Saxappeal

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.

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 36-year-old musician brings anxiety, joy, love, pain, passion, and so many more sensations to the stage while performing. Comfortably known as ‘Sax’, he has scoped out his flying territory and has set his sights high.

Saxappeal recently released his 3rd solo project, entitled “Black Gold”, which peaked at #4 on the iTunes Top 100 Jazz Charts, and has surpassed 100,000 streams on Spotify in it’s first 7 weeks of being released.

Saxophonist/educator/producer/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Saxappeal continues to build his brand, as well as his style of music. As a co-founder of Jazz/Soul/R&B group Collective Peace, Saxappeal created compositions and arrangements of a high-energy live performance, as well as a critically acclaimed project entitled, “Introducing Collective Peace.” The album received the following accolades:

•”Introducing Collective Peace” peaked at #13 on the iTunes top 100 Jazz Chart with our first single, “Let The Music Play.”
•album (“Introducing Collective Peace”) peaked to #6 on iTunes Jazz Top Albums.
•album (“Introducing Collective Peace”) became the #1 Jazz album on Google Play for two consecutive weeks.
•received many top ratings from music sites and taste-makers, including Soul Train, Soul Bounce, BBC, Dusty Grooves, WDET’s Chris Campbell, and many many more.
•album received tons of spins overseas, in London, Amsterdam, Japan, Taiwan, New Zealand, and more.
•signed digital distribution deals with Bling Univercity, Evry Music, Sweet Soul Records, Urban Union, Expansion Records, Tower Records, Sound Signature, and more.

The group has disbanded as of late 2017.

Now a Grammy nominated recording artist, the 2020 Vote For The Best; Jazz/Blues Award recipient, a 2014 Detroit Music Award nominee for entertainer of the year, and a 2013 Crain’s Detroit Business “20 in their 20’s” Award recipient, Michigan Chronicle’s “40 under 40” Award recipient, and a “Who’s Who in Black Detroit” Award recipient, this ambitious young artist has traveled from coast to coast, performing from intimate venues in Detroit, to sold out arenas in Chicago, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Aruba, Dallas, Minnesota, Atlanta, New York, and Europe, just to name a few.

His first trip to New
York was to perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall at the age of 17.
Saxappeal has also been performing with Granny Award winning
artist, Dwele (also a Detroit native musician/singer/songwriter) since 2005. Saxappeal has also toured with R&B vocalist, K’Jon, France born duo Les Nubians, R&B legend Leon Ware, London’s own powerhouse duo Floetry, Grammy nominated Indie-Soul artist, Eric Roberson, currently touring with keyboardist/producer Zo!, and Carmen Rodgers (of The Foreign Exchange), and is also currently touring with Charlie Wilson (11 time Grammy nominated vocalist, and former lead singer of The GAP Band), who’s opening for Bruno Mars’ XXIVk (24 karat) Magic Tour.

Saxappeal is also endorsed by PJLA Music’s saxophone company, Sax Dakota (www.SaxDakota.com), Danté Neck Straps (www.dantestraps.com), Be Wooden Bow Ties (www.BeWooden.com), Harry Hartmann’s Fiberreeds
(www.Fiberreeds.com) Drake Mouthpieces. (www.drakemouthpieces.com), Applied Music Technology Microphones (http://www.appliedmicrophone.com) Gard Bags (www.gardbags.com), Silverstein Ligatures (http://www.silversteinworks.com), and Ultimate Ears (www.ultimateears.com). 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.

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Jake Dugan Music

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Jake Dugan Music

Jake Dugan is an Indianapolis born and based guitarist and singer-songwriter. As a guitarist, he spends most of his time band leading his instrumental JazzFunkBlues project or playing in small jazz combos around Indianapolis. As a singer-songwriter he independently released his first solo single “Enjoy the Ride” in June of 2021 to all major streaming platforms and launched his “Carrollton Sessions” video series live from his home in 2020. Dugan also performs solo and in small acoustic group collaborations (Jake Dugan & Friends) drawing on any number of American and World styles. While “Enjoy the Ride” is steeped in jazz and folk music, Dugan’s catalogue also readily showcases the sounds of soul, bluegrass, blues & reggae.

Dugan cut his teeth playing and singing in former local Indianapolis groups Funky Junk and Flex McKinney from 2012-2019 during and following his time spent in pursuit of a B.S. degree in Music Technology from Indiana University at the Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis campus. In his time there he studied both jazz and classical guitar under Sandy Williams, John Alvarado, and Tom Fowler. He has played such notable venues as the Vogue, Mousetrap, Radio Radio, Military Park and more while also being featured at festivals like Summer Camp Music Festival, Indy Swish Festival, Carmel Fest, Mojostock, Good People Good Times and others. He is a current featured artist with the Indy Arts Council and a local musical educator.

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Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

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Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal

Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal’s combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer’s honest lyrics and his soulful (sometimes in-your-face) vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry.

Hoyer formed Josh Hoyer and Soul Colossal in 2012 in famed blues town Lincoln, Nebraska. The award-winning six-piece band includes some of the area’s most revered and accomplished musicians. Inspired by Stax, Motown, New Orleans, Philly and San Francisco, the band continuously crosses musical boundaries both in style and era, and joins forces each show with a common goal – to have the crowd dancing so much they forget even their smallest troubles.

The magic of their live show caught the attention of producer Ken Coomer (Wilco, Uncle Tupelo), who joined with the band to record their third full-length album. Their most ambitious project to date, Running From Love was recorded at Nashville’s historic Sound Emporium, and once again features Hoyer’s trademark vocals and the band’s signature groove. The album was released on April 8, 2016, on Silver Street Records, and is available on vinyl, CD and digital formats.

“If James Brown and Otis Redding had a love child, it would be Josh Hoyer. The Lincoln, Nebraska, soul shouter, and his band of merry soulsters, Soul Colossal, deliver a sound so big, so funky, so wring-the-sweat-out-of-you energetic that it reaches through the speakers and shakes you until you start moving to its groove.” – No Depression

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The New Mastersounds

The New Mastersounds

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The New Mastersounds

The New Mastersounds have been delighting audiences with their infectious brand of funky soul-jazz since they formed in Leeds, UK, in 1999. Though they have collaborated over the years with such musical luminaries as Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Art Neville, Quantic, and Lou Donaldson, they are at their best on stage as a tightly-packed quartet – bass, drums, guitar and Hammond organ – firing scorching funk grooves off each other and feeding off the energy of the joyful dancers in the front row.

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Fat Pockets

Fat Pockets

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Fat Pockets

Fat Pockets is a seven-piece funk/rock/soul band from Bloomington, Indiana formed in September 2017. Fronted by two dynamic, well-choreographed female vocalists, the band’s rhythm section is second-to-none when it comes to big sound, smooth transitions, and making an audience groove.

Whether it is a wedding, a street festival, or a nightclub, Fat Pockets is able to keep any audiences entertained and dancing with their alluring, high-energy performances. Capable of pulling just about any song or genre out of their “pocket”, Fat Pockets has quickly solidified themselves as premier party band in the Heartland of America.

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Nathan-Paul & The Admirables

Nathan-Paul & The Admirables

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Nathan-Paul & The Admirables

The Admirables is a funky soul band based out of Akron,Ohio.

Wielding their instruments alone, the raw energy of the Admirables is a force to be reckoned with. Front man Nathan-Paul Davis engages the crowd with his vocals like a baptist preacher in a packed church, encouraging the crowd to get up and dance until they drop. “It’s a big soul party and everybody’s welcome, so come as you are!”

Band Members
Nathan-Paul Alto Sax
Tommy Lehman-Trumpet
Matthew Derubertis Bass
Mike Ode-Drums

Honorary Members:
Lucas Kadish- Guitar
Russ 100- Guitar
Theron Brown- Keys
Patrick Duke Graney-Percussion
Zaire Darden-Drums
Chris Coles- Sax
Joey Skoch- Keys

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