"It's all about the sound ~ it's creating music that takes the listener to another place. It's a mixture of sophisticated soul, R&B, smooth-jazz, and chill, to create just the right atmosphere for any occasion someone is looking for that added 'something' for their event or establishment to be remembered by..."
And that's just what Chicago-born, Atlanta-bred Saxophonist Tom Regeski delivers.
With a keen ear for knowing what's the right song for the right moment at any party, corporate function, wedding, or get-together, Tom can go from entertaining your entire group - or - blending into the environment to create a relaxing mood perfect for conversation, it's entirely up to you!
"I try to play mostly songs that people will instantly recognize with an undercurrent of funk and smooth-jazz thrown into the mix. Although I have the deepest respect for traditional sax players, I try to play more in the style of Grover Washington, David Sanborn, Gerald Albright, and other contemporary musicians - simply put, I try to play pretty. I want everyone of any age and any background to be able to enjoy what I'm doing..."
What can you expect when you hire Tom for your next event, lounge, or restaurant? Although many musicians promise it (and fall short), you can count on absolute professionalism from Tom from the time of booking the event until the last guest has left. No huge egos, no breaks that seem to go on forever, always on time, always mature and courteous to your guests, a non-smoker, and ALWAYS a positive and friendly attitude!
Could be, you don't have the budget (or space) for a traditional group with all the associated headaches - amplifiers, drum kits, guitars, keyboards and the time involved with setting it all up. With Tom on sax, you don't have to worry about any of that - you get the sound of great, well-rehearsed band, with the convenience of a solo performer needing only one wall outlet and minimum of space. And no problems with VOLUME! Your guest won't be struggling to be heard over screaming guitars or crashing drums.
"I never play with a set-list. I think its better to read the room and see what people are responding to and moving to. If they're in the mood for the romantic songs, I try to keep that vibe going. If they look like they like the up-tempo stuff more and want to dance, that's what I'll play - its up to them, not me."
Tom's catalog includes songs from artists like Stevie Wonder, John Legend, Sade, The Beatles, Bill Withers, Steely Dan, David Sanborn, Michael Jackson, Grover Washington, Jr., Bonnie Raitt, Marvin Gaye, Sting, Jamie Cullum, and countless others. And if the Holiday season is at hand, you can count on Tom's blend of music to be in high demand!
"I truly NEVER tire of playing the Holiday tunes. I especially like taking a very traditional tune like "Silent Night" and playing it in a really soulful way someone might not have heard before..."
Hiring a DJ, pianist, or guitarist for your next event is predictable. Go for something different! Go for something with a style all its own. Make your event or establishment as individual and unique as you are by choosing Tom for your musical entertainment. After all, "It's all about the sound!"...