Thu May 2, 2024

Emerging force in tenor saxophone


Doors: 7:30 PM   Show: 8:00 PM

Ayo Brame is a 16-year-old up and coming tenor saxophone jazz musician out of Oakland, California. He is a student at Oakland School for the Arts. He is trained by jazz great Richard Howell by way of Oaktown Jazz Workshops. He considers himself a purist when it comes to jazz as he channels late greats such as John Coltrane, and Wayne Shorter. Embraced by the jazz community, he has been very lucky in acquiring additional mentors that he has played with with such  as Kev Choice, Howard Wiley, Terrace Martinn, Keyon Harrold, Stacy Dillard, Marcus Shelby and Eric Wyatt.This year he is touring  in the United States, Brazil and Cuba. In addition to the tenor saxophone, he also plays the soprano & alto saxophones, clarinet, EWI, bass guitar and drums. He composes and arranges music and is currently recording his debut album entitle "Oakland in My Soul!" He plans to study music in New York after high school graduation .

Ayo Brame - Tenor Saxophone

Marcus Shelby -Bass

Kev Choice - Piano

James Small- Drums

Special Guest

Howard Wiley- Alto Saxophone

Geechi Taylor- Trumpet