"The Virtuoso is one of the finest horns I have ever had the pleasure of playing. It is free blowing from top to bottom, feels amazing under my fingers and plays pitch perfect…so I can focus on expressing myself instead of second guessing what my horn might do. From the studio to live television, small clubs to large arenas, in every situation, the Virtuoso sounds amazing.”
Randy Allison is a saxophone player who has recorded with or shared the stage with such influential artists such as Israel Houghton, Kirk Whalum, Jonathan Butler, Sheila E., Johnny Swim, Marcos Witt, Bob Mintzer, Michael W. Smith, Ce Ce Winans, Delirious, Hillsong United, Kirk Franklin, Tommy Sims, Darlene Zschech, Lincoln Brewster, Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff, Aaron Lindsey, Steve Crawford and Da’dra Greathouse of Anointed, Coalo Zamorano, and many more.
As an in-demand studio musician, Randy can be heard on numerous award winning studio and live recordings, including Israel Houghton’s “Love God, Love People: The London Sessions” (2011 Grammy Award winner for Best Pop/Contemporary Gospel Album, 42nd GMA Dove Awards winner for Contemporary Gospel Album of the Year), Marcos Witt’s “Recordando Otra Vez” (2004 Latin Grammy winner in the Category of Best Christian album, 36th GMA Dove Awards winner for Spanish Album of the Year), Lakewood Church’s latest 2 albums (one of which debuted on Billboard Magazine’s top 100) and most recently Israel Houghton and New Breed’s live album/DVD “Jesus at the Center” (#1 Billboard Christian Albums, #2 Billboard Top Gospel Albums, #32 Billboard Top 200), just to name a few.
Currently residing in Texas, Randy has served as a long time member of the worshipband for Joel Osteen at the largest church in America, Lakewood Church where he has the privilege of performing in front of an audience of over 47,000 people who visit the church each weekend. In addition, he can be seen in over 100 million homes in the U.S as well as tens of millions more in 100 nations through Joel Osteen’s television broadcast, by millions streaming live services over the internet and most recently through Joel Osteen’s own Sirius XM radio station. Since 2004, Randy has been on tour with Joel Osteen’s “A Night of Hope”, performing at sold out arenas and stadiums throughout the U.S and the world, including 7 performances at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, New York City’s Yankee Stadium (approximately 50,000 in attendance and millions more through the live televised event), Los Angeles Dodger Stadium, Staples Center in Los Angeles, and Chicago’s Wrigley Field, all totaling to more than one million attendees.
Born in Angeles City, Philippines and being from a musical family, Randy was fascinated by music from an early age and picked up the saxophone at age 10. Some of his early influences included David Sanborn, Kirk Whalum, Lenny Pickett, The Brecker Brothers, Tower of Power, Bob Mintzer, Pete Christlieb, and Ernie Watts. Randy later studied under Grammy nominated jazz pianist and educator, Shelly Berg.
BS509 | Professional Baritone Saxophone, Lacquer Finish