Hey! My name is Jeremy Lappitt, and I live in Los Angeles. I’ve made music a full time career for myself since moving here in 2010. I'm here to help you bring your songs to life with soul, vibe & a creative spirit, all from my home studio based in the San Fernando Valley! I'm always happy improvising and can also comfortably read down any chart!
I have perfect pitch (don't tell anyone - It's my superpower!), and it can really come in handy for anyone who might have questions about changes, melodies, etc.
You may have seen me on American Idol & The Voice, playing with Brian Setzer, Paul Stanley, o or heard my playing in TV shows like “Dear White People”, movies like “Crazy Rich Asians” and artists' albums like Idina Menzel and Trent Reznor (9 Inch Nails).
Check out my samples & info: JeremyLappitt.com
WHAT I OFFER:
- Quick turnaround to meet any deadlines you have
- Raw stems, no room noise, quality recording equipment
- Stems are comped and ready to go so that you don’t have to spend time sifting through takes.
Exclusive SoundBetter Rate: $125 (1 hour session)
- 1 solo up to 30 seconds in length / 1 read down of a short chart
NEED A LITTLE MORE OOMPH? :-)
Here Are My Other Rates:
FULL SONG (3-hour session): $299
- Principal Instrument
- Up to 2 Additional Instruments
- Improvised Solo/Ad Libs
- Up to 3 minutes in length of total recording
TWO INSTRUMENTS (2-hour session): $199
-1 solo up to 30 seconds in length / 1 read down of a chart
-Up to 2 minutes in length of total recording
$100 per additional hour
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
21 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse LA Hollywood Sax!
An intuitive and creative artist who continually elevates our songs to that special higher level.
Jeremy is an incredible talent, super professional, and with a great personality. You can tell he has experience working among the best in LA. He delivered exactly what I asked of him but added in his playing and improvisation so much more than I would have thought of myself. He also delivered super fast (days earlier than the deadline I gave him) which is incredible, especially on tight TV music production schedules. I look forward to working with him again in more productions in the future!
He is a great player! I was totally satisfied with the result. Highly recommend!
Jeremy was awesome. He did a fabulous job! Great with communication and went the extra mile for us. We will work with him again!
Jeremy did a great job recording Clarinets to a track of mine. Great communication and quality results! Highly recommended to all. Thanks Jeremy!
It was an absolute privilege to work with Jeremy and I couldn't be happier with the whole experience-my first here, to boot.
I'm blown away! He is truly gifted with talent--to knock out sax solo versions for my original song, and deliver his creations in a matter of hours, with a high level of quality. His chops breathed life into my song, as designed, and are the highlight of the arrangement.
Jeremy is friendly professional and a joy to work with. Hire him for the WOW! factor. Trust me.
Very creative professional. He brought a special quality to a tough job. Hire with confidence!
Amazing performance - absolutely nailed it in double quick time - thank you!
Excellent collaboration, uplifting project and great ideas.
Jeremy did an incredible job laying down a saxophone part on my artists upcoming song! He was so easy to work with and was able to deliver the parts early on our tight deadline. Highly recommend using Jeremy!!!
Jeremy is the real deal! His playing is great. He knows what the music needs and always delivers. I've had the privilege of performing and working with him on numerous occasions and I am always glad when he is on the gig and excited for the opportunity to work with him.
Jeremy is an incredible musician and great human to work with. Not only did he excellently sightread music that was somewhat complex, he immediately brought life and emotion to the track. I couldn't recommend him more!
Jeremy brings great musicianship as well as a professional attitude to my sessions. I've always been impressed with the results when he's involved in a project, regardless of what style is called for. His proficiency in woodwind doubling makes him even more valuable still.
Jeremy is a top-notch player; plain and simple. I've seen him live, and in the studio, and his proficiency on a number of instruments, combined with his musicality in various genres and great attitude, make hiring him a must. I, personally, know numerous A-list Hollywood composers who consistently record him.
Jeremy is an exceptional musician. He is proficient in countless amounts of genres. He is a highly skilled sight-reader and improvisor. He is also a Very nice person and always shows up on time. I would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an excellent woodwinds player for their project.
I had a great experience working with Jeremy on several occasions, performing live and recording music for my jazz album and a big band. He is an experienced pro, versatile in many styles and doubles on all woodwinds, always a pleasure to get him on the project!
Super professional. I've used Jeremy on countless media projects, from games to films. He's helped write wailing Baritone sax solos that sync to film, as well as performed high intensity clarinet solos on a video game score. And when I need to record a big band on a budget, he can orchestrate and record all of the woodwind parts on his own, remotely, and has done numerous times. Great quality work, great quality musicianship, and a great guy! Cheers!
Whether it’s for jazz, rock, pop, or funk Jeremy has perfect intonation and tone! He’s also very gifted at sight reading and soloing. It’s always a treat when I get to work with him. Highly recommended!
Really a great musician! And a nice guy, easy to work with.
This guy's the best I've worked with in the business. He's reliable, efficient, and so, so talented. Jeremy can sight read like no one I've ever seen before, and he can handle even the most challenging music. 10 stars!
Jeremy is a wonderful talent. hard working, fast, reliable, and most importantly sounds great! We have worked together several times and I will defintely be using him again in the future!
Interview with LA Hollywood Sax!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I'm currently writing this in the COVID-19 era so I'm currently working on working with YOU! Just before this all happened to our society, I was working on improving my Logic and Ableton skills. I was working on a new album with my fiancée who's a phenomenal singer and songwriter.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I recently recorded recorded saxophone, clarinet & flute for Idina Menzel's latest Christmas album. It was one of the most challenging, demanding and gratifying experiences. Everything was top notch: the orchestra, arrangements, production, musicianship, attention to detail - just one of the best moments of my entire career.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Iajhi Hampden is on SoundBetter and he's one of my favorite human beings on the planet. He's a remarkable drummer who was recently featured on John Legend's Christmas album. I highly recommend him for any style.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I think many of us audiophiles would choose analog in a perfect world. Have to choose digital because recording technology is only getting better and more widely accessible by musicians and producers alike.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I promise to deliver to my clients the highest quality product: musicianship, professionalism, reliability and good faith.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the array of hats I get to wear! Maybe on Monday I'm recording a classical clarinet piece and Tuesday I'm playing a jazz gig in town. Maybe Saturday I'm playing Beethoven on flute at a wedding ceremony and Sunday I'm recording a three piece horn section. It's all very interesting!
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: I'm mostly asked if I'm able to play a certain style of music. The answer is almost always YES!
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: My brother is a city planner and his job is 9-5 Monday through Friday. I think his job is really interesting. On the other hand, he thinks my job is a big party full of glamorous moments. Much of the time, what I do is behind the scenes and not nearly as glamorous as one would believe.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: When I get the opportunity to collaborate with clients, I like to ask them if they're interested in hearing something from my perspective. It's always good to have multiple ears on clients' projects, if they need it.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: There are so many great players out there and choosing between us on a platform like this can be overwhelming. I recommend due diligence with who you decide to hire and not just consider someone who is great at what they do but if they seem genuine, professional & reliable. I like to think my friends, colleagues and clients think of me as someone they can rely on and trust.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take my portable midi keyboard, saxophone, computer, microphone and fiancée. She's a great singer, after all!
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: The first work I ever did as a musician was teaching private lessons in high school. I've been a professional gigging musician for over 10 years. My first gig in LA was working as a saxophonist at Disneyland, a job I still work at times. My trajectory evolved into more freelance work like performing at clubs, private events and session work. Six years ago I purchased my first preamp, microphone, and copy of Logic.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Classically and jazz trained on woodwinds, I've gravitated towards an array of styles like funk, rock, pop, jazz/swing/big band, latin, electronic/dance, fusion, orchestral, pretty much any style.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I have been fortunate enough to work with many incredible artists in Los Angeles. I would LOVE to work with Al Jarreau and Michael Brecker (RIP), Steely Dan, Lizzo, Bruno Mars & Jamie Cullum. I believe these artists have one common element: they all love playing a wide spectrum of music styles and you can hear it in every song.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you have the budget for live instruments, pay for it! It will be so worth it in the end. No matter how advanced technology evolves, the human element will never be replaced.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I've been hired to work on nearly every type of music with various instruments. I usually work on recording saxophone for artists/producers/composers.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Saxophone is my strongest instrument (and skill)
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Since I have perfect pitch, I have the unique ability of knowing exactly where to fit in any musical situation. It helps me find my footing in a recording job and helps the client know they hired someone who will do whatever is necessary to record at the highest possible level.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Before recording anything, I like to ask my clients to give me as much information as possible about their project. Having more information than less helps me to be as efficient as possible because we all know that time is money!
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Besides owning an array of top notch woodwind instruments, I have a newly upgraded MacBook Pro, Apogee preamp, and newly purchased AKG 414 microphone. I have good isolation and lively sounding areas in my home studio to achieve different elements.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Being a resident of Los Angeles gives me the gift of an incredible and influential community of musicians. Historically, I've been a huge fan of the LA studio sound of artists and producers such as Steely Dan, Al Jarreau, Michael Jackson, and producers and songwriters such as Quincy Jones, David Foster & Maurice White.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work I do for clients is recording woodwinds: saxophones, clarinets & flutes. I record at major studios as well as remotely from home (especially now in the COVID-19 era). My clients have asked me to record anything from a pop saxophone solo on a K-pop song to a dixieland clarinet solo to a latin sounding flute melody.