The Saxophonist is a short film about Lonnie, a talented NYC saxophone player waiting for his big break. In the midst of losing his girlfriend and recording a demo record for a major label, he meets a ballet dancer named Adella who he has an instant connection with. When the label requires that he must move to LA, Lonnie must choose between his music career and the girl who could be his soul mate.
The Saxophonist stars Beavin Lawrence as "Lonnie". Beavin is a professional tenor saxophonist who studied at the Hartt School of Music in Hartford Connecticut, under the tutelage of world renowned saxophonist, Jackie McLean. He also teaches as an assistant jazz ensemble instructor at Brooklyn College. You can learn more about Beavin and listen to samples of his music at his official website: beavinlawrence.com/
This project is fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) and will be making the film festival circuit in 2018. More information about the project can be found at our official website (ajepyx1.wixsite.com/ajepyxthesaxophonist) and Facebook pages.
*Finalist for Black Screenplays Matter 2017
*Accolade Global Film Competition Award of Recognition: Film Short, African American
*Official Selection: Emerson College Los Angeles Film Festival
*Official Selection: New York Jazz Film Festival