Afro-Jazz Music

Afro-jazz, formally known as African Jazz It is a music genre that originated in African countries. It is a form of Jazz music with African-styled rhythms to it. Afro-jazz is a combination of Jazz improvising different rhythms from Africa. Afro Jazz is further subdivided into other categories such as Afro-Cuban Jazz, Afro- Caribbean Jazz, and […]

Hire Saxophone Player for Your Wedding

Hire Saxophone Player for Your Wedding

Hiring a Saxophone player can be an excellent way to liven up your party and make it more memorable and fun.    If you’re planning your wedding, you’ll likely want to hire one of these excellent musicians to play at your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception. What to Look For in a Saxophonist Before you […]

Eddie Owen’s Red Clay Music Foundry

Eddie Owen’s Red Clay Music Foundry present Shola again in Duluth on Monday, September 28th. The show will be the follow-up to his very successful show at Red Clay in January (see the video below) and follows the release of his new album Kind of Music. It will be an evening filled with a mixture […]

Kind of Music

Shola’s new album, Kind of Music, has been released and is available on all the major platforms. Click here to listen to it on Spotify.  Shola and I sat down to discuss the songs on the album, and what they mean to him and his life. Here’s what he told me…       On […]

Afro jazz saxophonist at the Red Clay Music Foundry

Afro jazz saxophonist Shola Emmanuel will be debuting new songs from his upcoming album “Kind of Music” at the Red Clay Music Foundry in Duluth on January 17th. Shola is very excited about the show. “I can’t wait to play at Red Clay,” he said, “and I can’t wait to play these songs for my […]

An inspiration for good music, culture, and gospel

Shola Emmanuel’s Afro Jazz is an inspiration for good music, culture, and gospel. In this journey, the right companion is a never-ending road. Afro Jazz, more formally known as African Jazz, is a musical genre that originated from Nigeria and Ghana. It is a form of jazz music with African-styled rhythms to it. It is […]

Good jazz takes a lot of communication

Good jazz takes a lot of communication, now I know. I don’t speak any languages other than English. Despite three years of German classes in high school, I can’t speak German. Despite spending time in Brazil and Mexico, I can’t speak Portuguese or Spanish.   And I just found out I can’t speak Jazz either. […]