Featured Mouthpiece

"Saxappeal"          AKA La Darrel Johnson

"I'm performing on the Drake Contemporary Alto Sax mouthpiece. This mouthpiece is by far THEE BEST mouthpiece I've ever experienced! The reaction of the mouthpiece is solid, very solid! It does not in any way, shape, or form, hold you back as a player. Never have I felt a hard rubber mouthpiece cut through sound like this! Aaron Drake is on to something good with this design! When I first experienced this, I was blown away. I could definitely tell hard work & dedication was put into this mouthpiece. After speaking with Aaron Drake, I knew then that they were indeed. Each mouthpiece is personally handcrafted by him, & the dedication that he has put into each mouthpiece shows. I'm very excited about being a part of the Drake family!" 

Link to music samples and purchase music from CDBaby  HERE

A recent article published in Crain’s Twenty in their 20′s issue.


This ambitious young artist has traveled from coast to coast, performing in small venues in Detroit, to large events in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, and Europe, just to name a few. His first to New York was to perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall at the age of 17. Saxappeal has also been performing with Virgin Records recording artist, Dwele (also a Detroit native musician) since 2005. Saxappeal is currently touring with R & B artist, K'Jon, and Grammy nominated Indie-Soul artist, Eric Roberson.
In efforts to form his own style,which he calls 'SaxSoul', Saxappeal's music is diverse with a blend of jazz, hip-hop, soul, and R & B. This young artist has truly been humbled by his opportunities and eagerly awaits more.