Adrian Crutchfield is known around the world for his neosoul sound. His silky smooth timbre creates music in a variety of genres such as jazz,funk, hip-hop, rock, and more. Adrian’s star began shining at the age of four when he received his first saxophone during a concert in Roanoke, VA from acclaimed jazz artist Kenny G; who noticed Adrian’s interest from the audience, stopped the show, and invited him to the stage, playing a childish melody, and finally bestowing the sax to young Adrian.
Twenty years later in 2009, the charismatic and passionate Crutchfield released his debut compact disc entitled, “Private Party”; which highlights his diverse musical interests with songs covering the styles of jazz, neo-soul, hop hop and more. A 2008 graduate of Florida State University (B.A. in Music with a concentration in jazz, contemporary media and commercial music); Adrian has had the privilege of performing with some of today’s brightest stars such as R&B icons Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia Barrino, KC and JoJo, Adina Howard, Regina Belle, and with hip hop superstar Young Jeezy. In jazz Mr. Crutchfield has been featured by names such as Kim Waters, Alex Bugnon, and Branford Marsalis; and with legendary groups such as Fourplay and The Gap Band. Only in his twenties, this saxophone aficionado is poised and ready to become one of his generation’s most prolific and successful professional musicians.
IF YOU WANT TO GO:
When: Friday, March 16, 2012
Location: Wet Willies NC Music Factory (900 Seaboard St)
Time: 10:00 pm – 1:00 am