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Juandre

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Juandre @ British Banker's Club (BBC)

Menlo Park, California, USA

Menlo Park, California, USA

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The musical tandem of Juan and Andre is an effortless partnership in creating magic. While Juan’s vocals form mellow sounds that flow like honey, Andre’s lung power and fingers work their magic on his saxophone.

Both initiated into music at a very tender age, Juan and Andre likewise share a common heavy background in church music. “Juan has a rare ability to draw his crowd in,” Andre enthuses. “The way he sings and plays the piano conveys complete honesty.” But hearing Juan say it, Andre is the powerhouse on stage. “Andre's aggressive style of playing the sax comes from the heart, but he also understands entertainment and the idea of showmanship,” Juan counters, “which makes him a powerhouse on stage!”

After collectively gaining extensive experience and exposure, Andre with the iconic Earth, Wind and Fire, among others, and Juan at the landmark music hall Yoshi’s, this duo is raring to bring their musical maturity to the next level. With Andre’s eclectic sound mix of neo soul, jazz, funk and R&B and Juan’s combined sound of Hip-hop, Reggae, Soul, Latin Jazz, and Rock, this duo will most certainly bring you a whole new genre.
- Gia Abello


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Juandre is headed by Andre Barton, a rising star. He is a consummate musician and performer who brings his audiences to their feet and inspire in them a new appreciation for the soulful saxophone as he brings to them his eclectic mix of neo soul, jazz, funk and R&B.
Originally from Ohio, Andre started his love affair with music at age three when he started playing saxophone at church. All throughout his school age years, he also played a variety of instruments including drums, flute, and clarinet. He was awarded a music scholarship to Ohio University where he received both his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
Andre has had the great pleasure of playing with a wide variety of musicians such as Al Green, Louie Bellson, Christian McBride, Joe Lavano , Mike Scott ,Jill Scott, The Roots, Sterlin Colvin and the Improv, and the great Earth Wind and Fire. He has entertained audiences in cities all over the world such as Beijing, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Paris, New York, St. Kitts, Agua Dia (Puerto Rico), Atlanta and San Francisco. He has graced prestigious stages such as Saturday Night Live, the Grand Ole Opry, the Atlantis and the BET Awards in 2002. He has played for many Fortune 500 companies and corporate customers such as Travelers Insurance, Cigna, MetLife, Safeway, Proctor and Gamble, ING, Bank of America and Countrywide.
Andre is the perfect blend of professionalism and musicianship. His charisma and charm, and soulful sounds make him the perfect entertainer for corporate events, festivals and private parties.

Juan L. Perez
Singer songwriter/Producer. Born August 4, 1982, in Richmond California. Having a family of musicians and composers, Juan learned to sing at the age of 4 and play the piano at the age of 7. As a teenager Juan got his start playing and singing in his local catholic church where his father worked as a deacon preaching the gospel, while at night he played with his uncle’s local band where he learned to play traditional Mexican music, Latin Jazz, and Blues.

While in High School, Juan got the chance to record and learn to produce Hip-hop music under the instruction of Preston Pinkney. There he was able to spread his wings, create music and sing hooks for various artists.

Having a diverse musical background and a place to create, Juan developed his sound combining Hip-hop, Reggae, Soul, Latin Jazz, and Rock. This unique blend of sounds crossed barriers without regard to age or race, allowing Juan to play at Yoshi’s at the age of 18 playing with a band called “Spectrum”, which included styles of Salsa, Rock, and Jazz.

Having composed songs from the age of 14, Juan began his own venture known as the Brown Soul Project and at same time gave his life to the Lord and discovered the art of Gospel music, under the instruction of his friend and mentor Silvester Henderson.

This was the only thing missing, influenced by Eddie Palmieri, Bob Marley, James Cleveland, Donnie Hathaway, Stevie wonder, The Beatles, D’angelo, Rafael Sadiq, and many many more, Juan plans on taking the Brown Soul Project to a whole new level!