LaDarrel Johnson’s stated mission is to rekindle the flame between people and music, which is unfortunately, flickering dim. His hopes are to touch people through his music in ways they’ve yet to experience. With disciplined focus, determination, positive energy, love, and a passion deeper than he can explain, he uses his horn to tell stories, state his opinions, and celebrate the gift of music through love.

SAXAPPEAL: This name, unto itself, brings a new image to the music arena. This young saxophonist, born and raised in Detroit, has been playing since the age of 7. In fact, this young talent, barely able to stand on his own two feet, let alone fly solo, was pushed out of the nest (musically speaking), after a mere 6 months of playing his horn. Now, this extraordinary 27-year-old musician brings joy, love, pain, passion and many more sensations to the stage during his dazzling performances. Comfortably known as ‘Sax’, he has scoped out his soaring territory while setting new & higher sights.

Now, a noted Grammy nominated recording artist, and a 2013 Crain’s Detroit Business “20 in their 20’s” Award recipient, this ambitious young artist has traveled from coast to coast, performing from intimate venues in Detroit, to large scale events in Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, and Europe.

His first venue in New York was to perform at the legendary Carnegie Hall at the age of 17. Saxappeal has also been performing with Koch Records’ recording artist, Dwele (a Detroit native musician) since 2005. Saxappeal is currently touring with R & B artist, K’Jon, and Grammy nominated Indie-Soul artist, Eric Roberson.

He also has solid endorsement agreements with, Sax DakotaNovaBrown accessories (www.NovaBrown.comCintron Energy Drink (, Harry Hartmann’s Fiberreed ( & Drake Mouthpieces. ( In efforts to form his own style and promote his performing artistry through these major music industry companies.

LaDarrel’s ‘SaxSoul’ music is diverse with a blend of jazz, hip-hop, soul, and R & B. This young artist has truly been humbled and challenged by these opportunities and eagerly awaits more.

You can contact “SAXAPPEAL” at:

Getting to know Saxappeal: Saxappeal performing “It’s You” Live:

LaDarrel performs exclusively on Dakota Sax Models SDT-XG 505 Tenor Sax & SDA-1000 Alto Sax in Gray Onyx finish.