Ikechi Onyenaka is a 24-year-old American jazz-neo soul saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and recording artist from Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on the rise in the Philly music scene. Although his primary instrument is the alto saxophone, he also plays the tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, clarinet, piano, keyboard, bass, and drums. As a saxophonist and songwriter, he takes a wide range of influences from the likes of Grover Washington Jr, Robert Glasper, Stevie Wonder, and J Cole. Through emotionally driven saxophone melodies, atmospheric piano chords, and immaculate bass lines, Ikechi Onyenaka has truly created his own lane in modern jazz with his original music.
Consistent YouTube video uploads and live performances in the Philadelphia area has seen Ikechi Onyenaka grow a loyal fan base, playing at numerous events and venues, including the prestigious Chris’ Jazz Café, Time Restaurant, Haverford Music Festival, and Facebook Watch’s ‘Peace Out 2020’ event.
Ikechi’s work has been shared by numerous world-renowned artists and companies on social media. Some of which include DJ Khaled, Snoop Dogg, DDG, OG Parker, Rotimi, Romeo Miller, Jaleel Shaw, Be ON IT, LeriQ, Amorphous, Reel Goats, Facebook Watch, and ATTN. Ikechi aspires to become a world-renowned solo artist as well as a sideman for both mainstream and independent artists.