Tuesday, November 2, 2021


Mokabi Music
Oct. 25, 2021

Saxophonist/songwriter Von Stupart hails from Harlem and The Bronx, New York and was strongly influenced by the Jazz and R&B music he grew up listening to.

His first introduction to music was by his father who played trumpet with the likes of Jazz drummer Max Roach and trombonist Melba Liston. Von started playing trumpet at the age of twelve. He picked up the clarinet in High School and later switched to the alto saxophone. In addition to studying music in school he also studied with top notch Jazz musicians at the Jazz Mobile program in Harlem. Von’s early influences were Hank Crawford and Grover Washington, Jr. He’s currently inspired by Najee, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Elan Trotman, Richard Elliot and Dave Koz, to name a few.

Von Stupart's primary instrument is the tenor saxophone, but he also plays alto and soprano. Von has a smooth and silky sound with a Jazz and R&B feel.

Von's new single "Boogie Down" is co-written by Von Stupart and Adam Hawley.