Monday, 14 April 2014


By Paddy Anigbo

One of the features of a TEDxEuston day is the welcome. In 2013, we invited Justin Ajirakor, a Ghanaian Saxophonist that has played in venues all over London to take centre stage in welcoming delegates and opening the event. He graciously accepted and neither ourselves or Justin had an inkling what was in store for him! After all it is not every day you get a music request from the world famous Finance Minister and Co-ordinator of what is now accepted as the biggest economy in Africa!

Even more daunting is the fact that, as we lost Africa’s greatest son, Madiba, the day before, this was a tribute to one of the world’s biggest characters. To Justin’s credit he lived up to the bill and got all of us off our feet to celebrate the great MADIBA.

Many of you have asked....who was that guy. So....we are offering you more about Justin!

“UK’s sensational saxophonist Justin Adjirakor stepped on the music scene in the early part of the new millennium. Growing up in Ghana, Justin’s earliest introduction to music occurred when his dad bought him a recorder and some books to go along and left him to his own devices. He taught himself to read and play the recorder and also messed around with any other musical instrument he could lay his hands on. Justin later drew inspiration from the rich musical influences such as funk, R& B, gospel and eventually jazz.”

Listen to his music and support him. And if you really want to blow your partner away, get the him to play for him/her! Contact him on a1romanticjazz

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