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ABOUT

 

BOOKING


I offer my clients more than the average violinist! I have both a traditional performance style of violin playing for classic events and a then contemporary performance style for a more modern experience.

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Quick Facts About Me

  • Music Education I began my musical studies when I was three years old at the Harlem School of the Arts in New York City. I later attended the School for Strings while studying privately with a Julliard School Instructor in Manhattan. Then I was accepted into Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts where I majored in violin performance. In 1998, I attended the SUNY Conservatory of Music at Purchase College followed by a full scholarship to Howard University to pursue a music business degree..

  • Orchestral Experience I was fortunate to receive professional orchestral training at all of the music schools that I attended and I held seats as section leader in my high school’s symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles as well as concert mistress at Howard University. I also played in the All-City and All-State Symphony Orchestras of New York.

  • Violin Performance When possible, I prefer to use my electric violin, even for classical music. This is because I can control the tone and sound acoustics of the violin with an effects controller and no matter what the weather conditions or other unexpected situaiton may arise, even whether I am outside or in a crowed room, the guests will never have a problem hearing the clarity of my music.

  • Most popular setup Although I can accommodate up to a 15-piece band or small combos for wedding ceremonies and outdoor entertainment, most of my requests are for solo hip hop violin. This setup is very convenient and cost effective. For more information about my setup see the Setup and Refund Policy page.

Sounds Of Sai Band Variations

All of my band ensembles and solo performances may be booked for all private and public events including: banquets, museums, hotel events, fundraisers, weddings, music festivals, funerals, birthday and graduation celebrations, television shows, radio, music video, bar, cafe, restaurants, resorts, country clubs, office parties, holiday events, retirement parties and all other events.

Acoustic Violin Performance

For an acoustic performance, speakers are not needed. I play this style of violin for mostly classical weddings, orchestras, violin-o-grams and strolling violin. The sound will not be as loud and so when possible, I’d still recommend miking the violin just for clarity.

This is ideal for outdoor weddings with a string quartet or a small cocktail hour with strolling violin and restaurant /cafes that request violin music to be played from table to table for the guests.


Past Performances

Asheville, NC
The Biltmore Estates

Atlanta, GA
The Georgian Terrace

Charlotte, NC
Apostrophe Lounge
Ballantyne Country Club
Blue Restuarant
Boardwalk Billy’s Raw Bar and Ribs at the Lake
Bubble Charlotte
Centerstage@Noda
Charlotte Cigar Bar
Charlotte City Club
Charlotte Country Club
Corkscrew Wine Shoppe & Bar
Cosmos Ballantyne
ClubONE Charlotte
Dean and DeLuca
FireWater Restaurant & Lounge
Flying Saucer Draught Emporium
Georges Brasserie
Hef’s Bar and Grill
Ink N Ivy
Hickory Tavern
Holiday Inn Charlotte Center-City
House Of Jazz
Kandy Bar
Maggiano’s Little Italy
Mickey and Mooch
Mint Museum Uptown
Mint Museum Randolph
Mortimer’s Cafe and Pub
NOAH’s Event Venue
Oak Room
Petra’s Piano Bar
Pine Island Country Club
Providence Country Club
Queen City Grounds
Red@28th
Rooftop 210
Spirit Square
Sullivan’s Steakhouse
Suite
Tavern On The Tracks
Tempo Nightclub
The Big Chill
The Double Tree by Hilton
The Duke Mansion
The Knight Theater
The Palmer Building
The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte
TPC Piper Glen
Vibrations

Concord, NC
Ritchie Hill
The Hotel COncord

Gastonia, SC
Separk Mansion

Harrisburg, NC
Riverwood Manor

Indian Trail, NC
The Carriage House Wedding Venue

Huntersville, NC
Magnolia Woods

New York, NY
The Harlem School Of The Arts
Robin’s Nest

Washington, DC
Ben’s Next Door
Cafe Nema
Twins Jazz

More About Me

I’ve been performing on stage since I was four years old. As a New Yorker, most of my early years were spent studying with some of the city’s most celebrated musicians and educators. Listed below are some more fun facts about me!

  • I am currently a traveling musician performing weddings, public events, recordings, interviews, music festivals, fundraisers, teaching music lessons and hosting educational music workshops for school functions. I am based out of Charlotte, NC but I am available to travel for all events within and outside of the United States.

  • I founded the Sai Musiq Jazz Series in 2010 which still remains one of the most ground breaking jazz series in Charlotte, NC.

  • I offer music lessons for children and adults as well as music workshops for schools and churches.

  • I also offer music for funerals and memorials. I am able to perform acoustic or electric wireless violin for burial programs.

  • I offer many other services including music consultations for events, brides, clubs and churches.

  • I am primarily a violinist, but I also play keyboard piano and sing for parties, weddings, and special occasions.

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