May 7, 2015
Adrian Crutchfield; sax player for Prince and the New Power Generation, Bette Midler, Lionel Richie, Anthony Hamilton, Young Jeezy, and many more covers Usher’s “You Don’t Have To Call” live in Charlotte, North Carolina at Wet Willies.
Adrian Crutchfield on Sax
Archie “Snoopy” Pearson on Bass
Tony Lelo on Guitar
Chris Gray on Keys
Chris Kee on Drums
CJ Thompson -Programming
Jorge Espinosa -Sound Engineer
Dillon Deaton -Videographer
HELLO EVERYONE! I’m extra excited about this weekend as I’ll be headlining the Sunset Jazz Festival right at home in Charlotte NC! The festival is at Symphony Park (South Park Mall) from 2:00 p.m.- 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 13, 2014. It also features Kenneth Carr and the Tigers brass band, Robyn Springer, and many more. I go on around 7:00 p.m. and the whole thing is FREEEEEEEE!!!! Bring the whole family!
July 26, 2014
Saxophonist Adrian Crutchfield is known around the world for creating and performing 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.
Known as the last horn-man to perform and record (2012-2016) with Prince and the New Power Generation, Adrian is featured on many of Prince’s final masterpieces including the 2017 Grammy-Nominated Hit-N-Run Phase 2. Adrian has also had the privilege of performing with many of today’s brightest stars such as Lionel Richie, Bette Midler, Ceelo Green, R&B icon Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia Barrino, KC and JoJo, and with hip hop superstar Young Jeezy.
In jazz, Mr. Crutchfield has been featured by names such as Brian Culbertson, Kim Waters, Mike Philips, Alex Bugnon, Jeff Lorber, and Branford Marsalis; and with legendary groups such as Fourplay and The Gap Band featuring Charlie Wilson.
Praised by saxophonist Dave Koz as a favorite and most highly anticipated up-and-coming artist, this saxophone aficionado is one of his generation’s most prolific and lauded musicians.
It’s been a while since I’ve had the opportunity to say hello to you guys. I hope everyone is doing well. 2013 has been amazing so far and looking better with every minute. Hope to see you very soon!
HEYY! What an amazing summer it has been… I’ve been back from Switzerland for about a week now and I’m still excited… next stop DENMARK AND SWEDEN! Are you guys ready for NPG! I promise you’ve NEVER seen a show like this one!