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JoeMFWilson

Saxophone from Brooklyn, NY - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2014
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$150 - $5000 per event
Saxophonist Joe Wilson is a professional musician who provides solo performance, live DJ accompaniment, and band-leading services for weddings, special occasions, corporate functions, festivals, concerts, and events around greater New York City and the wider world.

An in-demand touring musician, session player, and freelancer in NYC's vibrant and diverse music scenes, Joe is experienced and comfortable performing in virtually all genres and situations, and familiar with repertoire from many genres, cultures, and traditions-- including hora music, tarantellas, salsa/boogaloo standards, reggae, African music; and the soul, rock, funk, jazz and swing classics from America's golden ages (the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, '80's, the 90's!) plus the latest radio hits in pop, hip hop, and R&B.

The range of services Joe typically provides Gigmasters clients include:

--Solo serenading (ideal for surprise marriage proposals, Valentine's Day and Birthday "gifts")
--Cocktail party Jazz, with band or accompanying backing tracks (ideal your cocktail hour, private parties / events)
--Live Jamming Sax on the dance floor w / DJ (ideal for Dance Party Wedding receptions, and large DJ party celebrations)
--Solo acoustic saxophone (ideal for wedding ceremonies, and funeral services)
--Organizing and Leading Bands of world-class New York musicians (potentially any size from duo to big band, and selected to specialize in the music for your event)
--Studio Session Work (sight-reading, soloing, writing, arranging, recruiting/leading horn sections and other session musicians, production)
--Ambient Sound Atmosphere Creation (ideal for "alternative" life events, art exhibitions, yoga / spiritual gatherings and classes, and theater/movie soundtracks).

As the reviews attest, Joe takes communication and preparation every bit as seriously as the performance itself. Whether it's going over your budget, itinerary times, song ideas and selection, technical spec's, dress code, or planning how to make a marriage proposal surprise work, Joe will respond quickly and fully to any questions, requests, concerns, or unusual circumstances that you may have. And, he makes sure that all necessary parties are happily on the same page about the logistics and budget of any event before confirming any booking. Joe is available by text, e-mail, video chat, or phone calls with his clients around the clock, before and after any event.
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10+ GigMasters Bookings

Club Event

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Joe was great! I called on him a couple of days before my gig. He arrived on time and stayed a little overtime. He learned the songs on the playlist. He was very nice and even though the audience didn't show, he played like it was a full house. I would definitely play with Joe again and recommend his services to others.

(more) Review by . from Teaneck, NJ on

JoeMFWilson’s Response:

Thank you so much for the kind review Michelle, from one Gigmasters pro to another! So glad we got to meet and play!! Everyone reading this-- if you also need a piano/keyboard player for your event, or want someone to take the accompaniment with me up to the next level, then check out Michelle Lewis! (She's also a 5-star DJ, you can find her under the name DJ Vee)! I'm grateful for all past clients who've taken the time to write a review on here, but it's especially meaningful to me to get this kind of review from someone who's worked hard to earn so many of them herself!!!

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Wedding Cocktail Hour

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We had Joe for our cocktail hour portion of our wedding. Joe came early, stayed late, and performed way above our expectations. His talent is incredible. We picked a song list and he nailed every song. He added a ton of good vibes to our wedding, and people wouldn't stop talking about what a great addition he was. I cant recommend him enough. Thanks again Joe for the excellent performance. Its' one we will remember forever.

(more) Review by . from Callicoon, NY on

JoeMFWilson’s Response:

Matt, Thank You so much for taking the time to submit this review! You were very easy and fun to work with as well both in terms of preparation and checking in with me on your big day. All of your family and friends are a very warm and wonderful bunch to perform for, and I wish you all the best in your new union in this adventure we call Life!! Musically yours, Joe Wilson

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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My experience with Joe was amazing. He was so accommodating and very professional. The music was exactly what I had wanted and I will definitely be using him again for future parties!

(more) Review by . from Closter, NJ on

JoeMFWilson’s Response:

Thank you so much Kim, I had a great time as well and look forward to the next party!! -Joe Wilson

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2016
Dec
8
Holiday Party
New York, NY
7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Dec
27
Wedding
New York, NY
6:00 PM - 6:15 PM
2016
Nov
2
Engagement Party
Brooklyn, NY
5:30 PM - 5:45 PM
2016
Oct
9
Wedding
Hazlet, NJ
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
2016
Sep
18
Wedding Ceremony
Roslyn, NY
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
Sep
18
Club Event
Teaneck, NJ
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
2016
Sep
4
Wedding Cocktail Hour
Callicoon, NY
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Aug
19
Wedding
Malvern, PA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
E-Mail Me for a Complete Updated and Categorized List - Requests Available Too!
Joe
A Flower is a Lonesome Thing
Billy Strayhorn
A Night in Tunisia
Dizzy Gillespie
Afro Blue
Mongo Santamaria
Agua de Beber
Astrud Gilberto
Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone
Bill Withers
All Blues
Miles Davis
All of Me
Billie Holiday
All the Things You Are
Frank Sinatra
Alone Together
Sun Ra Arkestra
Saxophone
World Music Singer
Beach Music One Man Band
Blues Saxophone
Jazz Saxophone
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note JoeMFWilson will also travel to Jamaica, Flushing, Far Rockaway, Arverne, Inwood, Long Island City, Cedarhurst, Lawrence, New York, Valley Stream, Woodmere, Atlantic Beach, Elmont, Floral Park, Hewlett, Glen Oaks, Lynbrook, Malverne, Bronx, East Rockaway, Franklin Square, Hoboken, Jersey City, New Hyde Park, Garden City, Great Neck, Island Park, Long Beach, Oceanside, Paramus.
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