Professional saxophonist (tenor, alto & soprano), vocalist (lead & background) and songwriter, available for studio and live recordings, as well as live performances. My solo albums are an all music platforms: 1) TIME by A.P.J. 2) CREATION by A.P.J.
APJ, an accomplished saxophonist and vocalist, has been performing professionally
since the age of 12. Singing since the age of 4 and playing the saxophone since the age of 9,
he is a dedicated and well respected musician. He has performed with Rick James, Stevie Wonder, Nikki Gilbert of Brownstone, Dave Hollister, Deborah Cox, Blu Cantrell,
Brian McKnight, Stokely of Mint Condition, Loose Ends, Javier, the Mary Jane
Girls, the Brothers Johnson, Michael Henderson, Ray Parker, Jr. , the Calloway Bros., Adina Howard and Slum
Village just to name a few.
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5 Reviews - 2 Repeat ClientsEndorse A.P.J.
Great vocals, got a lot of soul, fast turnaround, nice working with APJ, I highly recommend!!!
Awesome!!! APJ has got serious skillz, fast turnaround and sweet saxophone. I highly recommend!!!
Amazing detailed musician very hard to find people that treat your song with care like they made it themselves he's that guy he will give your song life and love you can hear the passion he has knocked everything I gave to him out the park without any refreances I have no idea how he's able to improv so well it's insane but blessed to have musicians like him on here to work with give him a try you won't be disappointed and you'll get your money's worth 100% :)
on time delivery thank you!
awesome sax solo , thanks a lot man
Interview with A.P.J.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: TIME. It was my first solo venture and I had a huge amount of input, including doing all the vocals myself.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Recording and rehearsing with new band Skill 6.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Joshua "Tipz" Richardson
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Both. I see the value in them equally and some situations call for one over the other.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Courtesy, punctuality, professionalism and a powerful work ethic.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love music. I love what can be created from it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How long do I usually take to record, be it solo, horn arrangements. It depends on what the client needs, how many songs there are and overall time frame.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: You'll never be disappointed!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Alto sax, wind controller, sound module, mixer and speaker.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I plan to continue working on my own future projects.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Rough and smooth at the same time. I'm melodic but funky. I play the way I sing!
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Boney James. I love his style and a collaboration between us would be incredible.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: ALWAYS be on time!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: R&B, Gospel, Neo-Soul, Jazz, Pop, Hip-Hop
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My improvisation and interpretation of songs and music styles.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Energy. Often times a twist to the norm and stays quo.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Hitting projects head on. I stay on a project until it's finished. I'm always focused on the task at hand.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Soprano, alto, tenor saxophones, MIDI wind controller, sound module, Vocalist 3 vocal harmonizer.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: George Duke, Quincy Jones, Everrett Harp, Boney James, Najee, Gerald Albright, Stevie Wonder.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Saxophone solos, background vocals, songwriting, horn arrangements.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Tha all saxophonist sound alike, or we only play Jazz.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What style or sound are you specifically looking for.