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Hello, this is the OFFICIAL JAZZ NETWORK site of Chand Antonio
, aka The Atlanta Sax Man
. Chand Antonio is a Saxophonist, Composer, Songwriter, Producer, Arranger, and Clinician out of the Atlanta area (BUT WILL TRAVEL!!!)
. Being a saxophone player is a true blessing and Chand Antonio welcomes you to listen to him and tell him what you think. If you need a saxophone for your special event, Chand Antonio is the professional you need!
Chand (pronounced "SHOND"; a Deshi/Indian name meaning "Man of God" or "Heavenly Figure")
Antonio plays Alto and Soprano saxophones, and the Yamaha WX-5 Midi Wind Controller (Electronic Sax). With over 25 years of musical experience, he is classically trained in many genres of music with the ability to read sheet music (very sharp sight-reader) and play by ear. CA is skilled and anointed with God-given gifts to play the saxophone skillfully with a powerful anointing of God-given ability and talent are part of his calling and destiny, to cause the People of God to rejoice and be glad. Okay... Take a DEEEEEEP breath when you read the next statement... ;o)
CA is a Gospel/Christian/Experimental/Jazz/Contemporary Jazz/Smooth Jazz/Straight Ahead Jazz/Blues/Funk/Nu Jazz/NeoSoul/Jazz Fusion/R&B/Rock-n-Roll/Classical/Hip Hop/Big Band/Studio Session Saxophonist
by night and weekends...an Information Technology (I.T.) Professional Devloper and Project Manager by weekday... CA has successfully performed professionally in most genres including: Gospel, Jazz, Classical, Big Band, Rhythm & Blues, Rock, and Traditional/Contemporary Blues
CA has been fortunate to have performed in live and recorded sessions along with sharing the stage with many famous artists, minstrels, and Levites
. A few are Vesta Williams, Toni Braxton, James Brown (RIP), Fred Hammond, Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Dottie Peoples, Douglas Miller, Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., Dorothy Norwood, Kurt Karr, God's Property, Vickie Winans, Mark Winans, Walter Hawkins
, Ricky Dillard, Kelvin Broughton, Natalie "Nat" Ragins, New York Swag... The Band, SmoovGroov Jazz
, Demetris "Meco" Thomas, Justin "JCLAY" Clay, Terry "Bam Bam" Jemison, Howie Lucero and The Mystery Band
, Steve Dixon, Shaé Simpson
, Jesse Moore, Spencer "Spanky" Lackey, Jr., Keith Dobbins, Darrell Harlee, Debi Dixon, James King, Robert "Keys" Johnson, "PJ" Paul S. Morton, Jr., LaTrese Bush, James Roy Barrett, Jr., Valerie H. Bentley, Crystal Martin, Donny Bryan, Paul Strother, Justin Eikenberry, Ashley Bryan, Edwin Styles, Penny Ray, Latrese Bush, Chris "B3" Collier
, Simuel "New York" Campbell Sr., DL Martin, Lena "LELE" Martin, Kevin Styles and Psalms, Mark Hackworth, Pastor Timothy Fryar, Lijarock
, Calvin Parmer, Nicholas V Blount
, Charlie Nix, Lady Trei
, CJ Settles, Jacksonville, Florida's own Ron Andres,
Clay Johnson, RJ Fleming, Donnie Burns, Dre Nabors, "Fitz" Lingard (1972-2008 R.I.P.), Franklin B. Speights, Jay R. McCall, Josh Taylor
, Loranzo Ellis, Marcus Davis, Karl Antoine, On-Seven
, Paul Fuller, Jason Taylor, Kelvin Manson, Tyrone Middleton, Ron James, Tim Bullock and The Ivy League Productions, Vic Smiley, Terence "Weedie" Minor, Frank Inman "One of The Greatest Stride Piano Player ever" (R.I.P.)
, and others. Objective & Mission:
Chand Antonio’s objectives and mission is to play the saxophone skillfully using the gifts that God gave him, as David did for King Saul. David drove away tormenting evil spirits from the King by playing music. God’s divine purpose for CA, as a saxophonist is to do the same for God’s people. As for the unbeliever, through music, he can help win souls for his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To praise and worship HIM
who created all things. Chand Antonio loves to express his musical ability within the realm of the aggregated Christian Church environment affecting the atmosphere of the worship experience in the way God would have it. Musical Foundation:
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance; for ye serve the Lord Christ.” - (Colossians 3:23-24)
"And David spoke to the chief of the Levites to appoint their brethren to be the singers with instruments of music, psalteries and harps and cymbals, sounding, by lifting up the voice with joy.” (1 Chronicles 15:16)
Chand Antonio has performed professionally in Weddings, Receptions, Concerts, Studio Sessions, Live Recordings, Parties, Church Services, and other Special Events. Classically trained and proficient on all instruments in the Single-reed Woodwind Family (Clarinet, Flute, and Saxophone), CA has also tutored for several public and private music programs within the Georgia School Systems.
Chand Antonio is SOOOOOOOO
humbly honored to be blessed with a wonderful, elegant, virtuous, beautiful wife of 8+ years. The happy couple have a beautiful, terrific, “sweet as sugar” little girl. May GOD bless you and yours and thanks again for stopping by!
If you have a chance, please check out my band, SmoovGroov...