My name is Justin Cron and I am a 27 year old saxophonist. I have been playing music since the age of 13. I originally started out playing the clarinet because I was told by my band instructor that my “lips weren’t shaped right for the saxophone”…lol I played it for three years before moving to Columbia, Missouri.
I attended Oakland Junior High, and tried out for the band my first day at school. My new band instructor had me audition with my clarinet and was blown away when I played a few Kenny G songs exactly how he played them but on a clarinet. He asked me why I wasn’t playing the saxophone, I went on to tell him that I didn’t play the saxophone because my lips weren’t shaped right… he laughed at me and then sent me home with a brand new shiny saxophone. I took it home and couldn’t believe that I could actually play the saxophone just like I could my clarinet… that is how I got started playing the saxophone.
I have been playing the saxophone ever since and have enjoyed it more than you could ever know. I have had the opportunity to play with some amazing musicians at jazz conventions and workshops like Kirk Whalum and Tom Braxton. I have also had the opportunity to play at Disney Land and many other places across the U.S.
My reasoning for starting a youtube account was to show young and older aspiring musicians that the saxophone isn’t just used for jazz, jazz fusion, funk, acid etc… I wanted to show people that the saxophone can be used for whatever style of music that you want to apply it to. I have stepped out on a limb and recorded some songs that people would never expect to hear a saxophone on, such as: sexy back by Justin Timberlake.
I hope that I can inspire others and help them to push themselves further than what they ever thought they could go with music. Don’t ever limit yourself to a certain style and don’t ever give up trying no matter what others say… if I would have listened to most people growing up I would have never taken the road less traveled.