Creative rigor. Metric fluidity. Limitless vision. Asante Amin delivers a unique sound that moves beyond boundaries, yet leave it to him and he will simply tell you "I am in love with creating". The proud New Orleans native is a saxophonist, flutist and piano player. In the past two years he's made incredible strides as a band leader, lyricist, composer/producer and educator.
Asante is a two time recipient of the Metlife "Meet the Composer" grant and award. He was also the 2011 recipient of the Young Lion Jazz award given by the Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium. Asante served as the musical director for an off broadway Hip Hop Musical entitled "Sweet Billy and the Zooloos" which premiered on Summer Stage. In 2013 he embarked upon an amazing opportunity, collaborating with musical visionary Chen Lo on the groundbreaking production "Soundtrack 63", a millennial response to the year (1963) explored through music. Serving as musical director and composer of the music involved in the production, Soundtrack 63 came to life and was presented by Black arts organization - 651 Arts.
Life has been nothing short of a journey for Asante, who's versatility proves to be a memorable element and undeniable asset. As an experienced performer, he has shared the stage with Wynton Marsalis, Dead Prez, Third World, Raheem Devaughn and Mos Def, among others. He's been featured on MTVu with the Band The Lo Frequency, and was instrumental in creating horn arrangements for their album. Asante is also a founding member of the exciting production firm Soul Science, LLC.
"The Alter Destiny", Asante's full feature album is due to release in May 2014. He is also working on producing an album for amazing lyricist and fellow visionary, Chen Lo. In addition, he is a mentor and international music educator that continues to teach and help the youth create and unravel their purpose. Asante believes that the answer to all perceived problems lay in creativity and arts combined with the right intention -the key to creating a paradise on earth.