Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Mike Aremu set for another SAX rampage
Like the American jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer John Coltrane, who exerted an influence on the jazz of the 60s and 70s who could be said to be in the mould of Charlie Parker's Nigerian reigning saxophonist Mike Aremu will continue to be in the reckoning as far as playing sax is concerned. His staying power is not only his cultural tone on the tenor saxophone, but also his stage craft which has become his trademark.
The recent concert he held both in Nigeria and Europe and America according to what he heard, were soul-driving and highly inspirational. Societywatch witnessed one of the concerts he organised in Nigeria recently where notable artistes including the chief host, Aremu had a brilliant show that echoed beyound the shores of the country. Right now, another Sax show is being organised by the artiste. We gathered that the event will feature notable artistes such as Two-time MOBO Award winner, Yolanda Brown (UK), our own South African based guitarist, Kunle Ayo, The Nigerian Soul Sensation, Bez, GT da Guiterman, with star comedian TA as the compere. Keep a date with him on 24th of July at the Muson Centre, Lagos.