Kevin Kicks Up the Volume at a Hacienda Hotel Pool Party
The Hacienda Hotel Old Town, in San Diego, hired me for their wedding shoot and marketing video. I was playing in the courtyard when a woman came to watch me from the pool. It was flattering that she kept taking photos and videos, in between compliments on my pop song instrumentals. Then more people came from the pool to watch me play. Pretty soon I had a crowd, and one guy shouted, “How much can we pay you to play for us at the pool?” On my break from the hotel shoot, I brought my amp, set up in 2 minutes, treated them to some music on the pool deck and the photographer on the shoot captured the end of it in this raw video! I love playing in new places, for appreciative crowds, especially when it’s spontaneous. Every time I play my music comes out a little different, because it’s a different setting, different people, and different energy. What makes live music so appealing is clients tell me they feel my energy and the music is much more powerful seeing someone play it live than recorded or cranked out by a DJ. I am creating music and developing it right before their eyes. There’s the connection between me and my sax, and I convey that to the audience, so they feel part of the unique experience. As I was leaving a woman stopped me and said, “Thank you. You are a fantastic saxophone player.” To me, that makes it all worth it.