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Local saxophonist dreams big

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BY CHELSEA MUSAFARE

PROLIFIC saxophonist Joseph “Jose Sax” Chinouriri (pictured) has hinted on going global with his music as he seeks to increase his audience beyond the country’s borders.
Chinouriri, who plays the golden alto saxophone, told NewsDay Life & Style recently it was high time he and his team shifted their focus to the global market where music is well appreciated and financially rewarding.

“Our vision this year is to be an internationally recognised organisation and give hope to the less fortunate, so 2020 is an eventful year for Jose Sax Simple Impact as we will be releasing lots of music and videos. We are hoping to grow as we teach people to play wind instruments since our goal is to impact the world through music,” he said.

“We are looking forward to hosting one or two prominent South African artistes for our concert this year, as part of our vision to have international endorsements as a way of increasing our fan base.”

The brains behind The Exclusive Brass Section, Chinouriri said their third edition in July would be unique in various ways compared to their previous projects as it has a different sound and quality.

He, however, decried the general lack of appreciation of art in the country, adding that it had hampered his growth in the arts sector.

“We hope to get to a (time when) music is paid for with the right price. This is not just for us, but for the generations coming after us. Although art has a lot of money, in Zimbabwe people do not pay much for it,” he said.

His Exclusive Brass Section has developed one trombonist who now plays for Jah Prayzah and a saxophonist now playing for Andy Muridzo.

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