ABOUT FEMI OGEBULE
Femi’s sound on the saxophone is often described as inspiring and energetic.
His music is influenced by great musicians like Kirk Whalum, David Sanborn, Dave Koz, Cannonball Adderley and so on.
With his background deeply rooted in both instrumental and choral studies, Femi’s music reflects his passion for both worlds. His exposure to different music groups and genres helped him develop skills in songwriting and arranging. After graduating with an associate degree in chemical engineering with distinction, he chose to become a professional musician. He started his music career from his place of birth, Lagos, Nigeria. Having studied music performance
from Muson Diploma school of Music with an associate degree and being awarded a diploma from Associated Board of the Royal School of Music, UK, he joined the Muson Symphony Orchestra (MSO) as the Principal clarinetist and a resident artist. He then moved to the US where he received a degree from the University of Dayton, OH in music performance with honors.
Femi has maintained an active performance schedule in the US hosting different events and seasonal concerts featuring big players from his residence, Chicago, IL.
He is committed to serving in the community and has been involved with some community projects including Mt Prospect Community band, Chicago community band, Chicago Clarinet Ensemble, the Blue Sky project fashioned to help youths in Dayton community involving performances at the Schuster Performing Arts Center. When he is not performing and touring, he organizes music workshops training different groups in the US and Africa.
He spends a little time teaching both kids and adults at his private studio when time permits.