10 Years a Saxophonist
Last year November made it 10 years since I have been playing the saxophone.
It was more like a stroke of luck for me starting to play. I remember my brother (Olusesan) coming home that Sunday in August 2009 and telling me “Dara, we just got a saxophone in church, would you like to play”. I had been playing the recorder for about 2 years (self-taught) then and had no clue how to play the saxophone. The following Monday, I enrolled in a music school (Tonic Solfa Music School).
Figure 1 First Sunday 2010
In November 2009 for the first time, I held the Premier England Tenor Saxophone.
Figure 2: Ifeoluwa – My Alto Saxophone
2 years after, I got my Alto Saxophone that I play for about 6 years.
Figure 4: Praise – My Soprano Saxophone
November 2016, I got my Soprano Saxophone (just for the purpose of doing one of the things I saw Kenny G do in this song – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHONFub5MPM – it’s embedded somewhere at the end). I just told my wife this morning and she can’t wait.
I’ve been blessed to play alongside some of the best musicians: my blood brothers – Olusesan and Israel and my other brothers and sisters – John, Iretole, IyinOluwa, Iyanuoluwa, Oluwatosin, Moses Fayomi (True Moses), Dunsin Fatuase, Sam Omodiji, Akin Akinbuwa. I really cannot mention all.
I was just reflecting this afternoon on some of things I’ll love to do more of this year and ministering with my saxophone is surely one of them. I thought to share a few of my videos over the last couple of years with you. Be blessed.
- 2014 at FSF FUTA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xacPf-H26l8&t=521s
- 2014 at Fullstature Missions International: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4Kw-NDuQt8&t=273s
- 2015 at FSF FUTA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE_a2dqKJAA
- 2017 at Imole Oluwa Baptist Church: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yad1VR8VtDs
- Rehearsal Mixes
- Oba Awon Oba – 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yad1VR8VtDs
- Rising Above – 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmm0Qy-_kjI
- Yahweh -Glorious God – 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZAmrInnriQ