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James Bjork

Jazz Saxophone from Richmond, VA - Will travel up to 75 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
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About
I am a professionally-trained saxophonist in the Richmond, Virginia area. I have performed Smooth Jazz, Traditional Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Contemporary Worship, and Pop idioms in RVA and all around the the Washington DC-Baltimore metro corridor for almost two decades, since relocating to the Mid-Atlantic in 2000. In addition to performing in countless private events, I have also performed at the East Coast Jazz Festival and at the Kennedy Center. I have also performed at the "Jazz Nativity" production in RVA and in several churches in the DC metro area that feature world-class music production. My sound clip of "Takin' it to the Streets" on this promo page is an example of what I add to a worship performance.

If you're working with a modest budget, I can provide classy ambiance for your event by performing by myself along with backing rhythm tracks. The "Solo sax with backing tracks- Jazz and Holiday Standards" and "Feels so Good" audio tracks available above are examples of how this mix sounds. Imagine how this could spice up your reception!

In addition, I am well-connected with numerous other fantastic instrumentalists and vocalists, and can line up one of my many skilled pianist associates to form a duet. I strongly recommend this for weddings. For an even fuller live sound, I can configure a trio with piano and upright string bass. If you like the kick of jazz drums, I can also assemble and lead a jazz quartet as well as an entire 19-piece jazz orchestra (big band) with vocalists.

My high-quality QSC PA system can expand as needed with multiple, linked 1000-watt powered loudspeakers. This setup will enable my sound (whether with tracks or a jazz combo) to fill all but very large ballrooms.

Please take a moment to check out my sound clips using the icon above. Also, I frequently perform in restaurants and clubs in the Richmond area, and would be happy to let you know when and where I am performing so you can come check me out in person! I am always aware that most events for which I play are once-in-a-lifetime for the client, and are not "just another gig," and this attention to detail is reflected in my feedback. Please give me an opportunity to perform for your special event!
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Christening

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Everyone loved James!! He was magnificent!!! I would strongly recommend James and look forward to having him play again at a future event. I have to honestly say that his performance has been the best that I have experienced and I've attended many events. If anyone is looking for an awesome saxophonist who can keep your guests of all ages entertained, James is your man! We are grateful to James for making this event for our Princess Sarafina( who was baptized and celebrated her 1st birthday) a memorable one!! Many thanks!!! Amy

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Christmas Party

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Totally Flawless, Mr. Bjork is so professional and so accommodating. My guest was literally blown away with his performance of the sax. He played wonderful melodic melodies of Christmas and religious songs. Oh what a beautiful time. James is on the top of my list for any occasion. I feel like I hit the lottery when Mr. James Bjork came into my home and performed for 30 of my closest friends for a sit down meal, amazing. Don't even hesitate to select James for an event you will truly do yourself a favor just to have him. It was my honor and pleasure Mr. Bjork, Thank you

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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James Bjork did a wonderful Solo Saxophonist (with back up rhythm tracks) performance for our Surprise Birthday Party. He is thorough each step of the way. A bonus to us was in a review of the music for the night, he offered to bring his Clarinet for a portion of the performance. It was absolutely fantastic and a complete hit with the Guest of Honor! James Bjork's write up on gigmasters ~ the professional image, information and music samples online ~ all match who his is when he arrives! This is extremely important when you don't have an opportunity to just drop in on a performance to see for yourself. YES! We would book James Bjork again~without hesitation!

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Oct
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Birthday Party (Adult)
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3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
2020
Oct
23
Private Party
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7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
2018
Nov
6
Nursing Home Event
Henrico, VA
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2018
Aug
25
Wedding Reception
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5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Sep
2
Wedding Reception
Williamsburg, VA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2017
Jul
15
Anniversary Party
Stafford, VA
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
Apr
1
Art Gallery Opening
Newport News, VA
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jan
27
Birthday Party (Adult)
Yorktown, VA
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Oct
26
Corporate Function
Henrico, VA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2016
Sep
29
Grand Opening
Richmond, VA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2016
Sep
17
Engagement Party
Midlothian, VA
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Jun
25
Wedding Reception
Richmond, VA
6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
A Night in Tunisia
Jazz Standard
A Time for Love
Jazz Standard
After the Love Has Gone
"Earth
Afternoon in Paris
Jazz Standard
Aint Misbehavin'
Louis Armstrong
Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Michael McDonald
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Bill Withers
All the Things You Are
Jazz Standard
Alone Together
Jazz Standard
Always and Forever
R&B/Soul
At Last (Karaoke)
Etta James
Auld Lang Syne
Holiday Classic
Autmn Leaves
Jazz Standard
Autumn In New York
Jazz Standard
Away In A Manger
Holiday Classic
"Baby It's Cold Outside"
Holiday Classic
Basie-Straight Ahead
Jazz Standard
Because You Loved Me
Celine Dion
Big Easy (Blues In Ab)
Jazz Standard
Bluesette
Jazz Standard
Body and Soul
Jazz Standard
Canteloupe Island
Herbie Hancock
Caravan
Jazz Standard
Carol of the Bells
Holiday Classic
Ceora
Jazz Standard
Christmastime Is Here
Holiday Classic
Church Song
Jazz Standard
Corcovado
Jazz Standard
Day by Day
Jazz Standard
Days Of Wine And Roses
Jazz Standard
Deck The Hall
Holiday Classic
Do You Hear What I Hear
Vanessa Williams
Don't Know Why
Norah Jones
Doxy
Jazz Standard
Early Autumn
Jazz Standard
East Of The Sun
Jazz Standard
Easy
Commodores
Easy Groove
Jazz Standard
Easy Living
Jazz Standard
Embraceable You
Gershwin
Emmanuel
Norman Hutchins
Falling In Love With Love
Jazz Standard
Feliz Navidad
Holiday Classic
Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra
Fools rush in
Spoken & Audio
Footprints
New Age
For You I Will
Monica
Forget You!
Ce Lo Greene
Georgia On My Mind
Louis Armstrong
Girl From Ipanema
Jobim
Go Tell It On The Mountain
Holiday Classic
God Bless The Child
Blood Sweat and Tears
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Holiday Classic
Greensleeves (What Child Is This?)
Holiday Classic
Groovin' High
Jazz Standard
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Holiday Classic
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Holiday Classic
Hay Burner
Jazz Standard
High Fly
Jazz Standard
How High The Moon
Jazz Standard
How Long Has This Been Going On?
Gershwin
I Can't Get Started
Jazz Standard
I Cover The Waterfront
Jazz Standard
I Fall in Love Too Easily
Jazz Standard
I Get a Kick Out of You
Gershwin
I Got Rhythm
Gershwin
I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Marvin Gaye
I Know That You Know
Jazz Standard
I Remember You
Jazz Standard
I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
Holiday Classic
I thought about you
Jazz Standard
I Wish
Stevie Wonder
If I Love Again
Jazz Standard
If I Should Lose You
Jazz Standard
If You Don't Know Me By Now
Harold Melvin/Simply Red
I'll be Home for Christmas
Holiday Classic
I'll Remember April
Jazz Standard
I'm a Fool to Want You
Jazz Standard
I'm An Old Cowhand
Jazz Standard
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Jazz Standard
Impressions
Jazz Standard
Invitation
Jazz Standard
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Holiday Classic
It Could Happen to You
Jazz Standard
It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Jazz Standard
Jingle Bell Rock
Holiday Classic
Jingle Bells
Holiday Classic
Joy To The World
Holiday Classic
Just Friends
Jazz Standard
Just One of Those Things
Jazz Standard
Killer Joe
Benny Golson
Laura
Jazz Standard
Let It Snow
Holiday Classic
Let's Get It On
Marvin Gaye
Let's Stay Together
Al Green
Lonely Street
Jazz Standard
Love For Sale
Jazz Standard
Lover [in 3/4]
Jazz Standard
Lover [in 4/4]
Jazz Standard
"Lover Come Back To Me!"
Jazz Standard
Lullabye Of Birdland
Jazz Standard
Maiden Voyage
Herbie Hancock
Mercy Mercy Me
Marvin Gaye
Misty
Jazz Standard
Moonglow
Jazz Standard
My Girl
Temptations
My Name Is Victory
Purpose
My One and Only Love
Jazz Standard
Namely You
Jazz Standard
Nancy (With the Laughing Face)
Jazz Standard
Never felt this way
Brian McKnight
"New York New York"
Frank Sinatra
Night and Day
Jazz Standard
O Christmas Tree
Holiday Classic
O Come All Ye Faithful
Holiday Classic
O Little Child Of Bethelem
Holiday Classic
On Broadway
George Benson
On Green Dolphin Street
Jazz Standard
One Note Samba
Jazz Standard
Out of Nowhere
Jazz Standard
Proud Mary
Tina Turner
Redeemer
Nicole Mullen
'Round Midnight
Jazz Standard
Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer
Holiday Classic
Santa Claus Is Coming to town
Holiday Classic
Sara Smile
Hall and Oates
Satin Doll
Jazz Standard
September In The Rain
Jazz Standard
Silent Night
Holiday Classic
Silver Bells
Holiday Classic
Sleigh Ride
Holiday Classic
So High
John Legend
"Softly As In A Morning Sunrise"
Jazz Standard
Someday My Prince Will Come
Disney
Song For My Father
Jazz Standard
Soon
Jazz Standard
Stand
Donnie McLurkin
Star Dust
Jazz Standard
Star Eyes
Jazz Standard
Stella By Starlight
Jazz Standard
Summer Wind
Frank Sinatra
Summertime
Nat King Cole
Sweet and Lovely
Jazz Standard
Switch in Time
Jazz Standard
Tangerine
Jazz Standard
Tea for Two
Jazz Standard
Teach Me Tonight
Jazz Standard
That's All
Jazz Standard
The Christmas Song
Holiday Classic
The First Noel
Holiday Classic
The Man I Love
Jazz Standard
The Nearness of You
Jazz Standard
The Shadow of Your Smile
Jazz Standard
The Very Thought Of You
Jazz Standard
The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra
The Wind Machine
Sammy Nestico
This I Dig of You
Jazz Standard
This Is It
Kenny Loggins
Three Little Words
Jazz
Time after time
Spoken & Audio
Truly
Lionel Richie
Unforgettable
Nat King Cole
Up On The Housetop
Holiday Classic
Watermelon Man
Herbie Hancock
We Three Kings
Holiday Classic
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Holiday Classic
Wedding Processional/March
Traditional
Wedding Recessional
Traditional
We're In This Love Together
Al Jarreau
West Coast Blues
Jazz Standard
What a Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong
What is this thing called love
Jazz Standard
What's Going On
Marvin Gaye
What's new?
Jazz Standard
When I Fall In Love
Nat King Cole
When The Saints Go Marching In
Louis Armstrong
When You Wish Upon a Star
Disney
When your lover has gone
Jazz Standard
Whisper Not
Jazz Standard
White Christmas
Holiday Classic
Winter Wonderland
Holiday Classic
With a Song in My Heart
Jazz Standard
Yardbird Suite
Charlie Parker
You And I
Stevie Wonder
You And The Night And The Music
Jazz Standard
You Are So Beautiful
Joe Cocker
You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Stevie Wonder
You Bring Me Joy
Anita Baker
You Do Something to Me
Jazz Standard
You Go to My Head
Jazz Standard
You Stepped Out of a Dream
Jazz Standard
You're My Everything
Jazz Standard
You're Still a Young Man (Karaoke)
Tower of Power
Yours Is My Heart Alone
Jazz Standard
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One Man Band
Jazz One Man Band
Blues Saxophone
Jazz Saxophone
Baby Showers
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Grand Openings
Graduation Parties
High School Reunions
Holiday Parties
Trade Shows
Memorial Services
Cocktail Parties
Private Parties
Please note James Bjork will also travel to Highland Springs, University Of Richmond, Mechanicsville, Sandston, Glen Allen, Studley, Chesterfield, Midlothian, Chester, Quinton, Ashland, Hanover, Manquin, New Kent, Rockville, Charles City, Colonial Heights, Hopewell, Manakin Sabot, Doswell, Moseley, Oilville, Petersburg, Crozier, Fort Lee, Aylett, King William, Powhatan, Prince George, State Farm.
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