In celebration of Lisa, the owner of an upscale antique store in Orange County, her husband JT hired Vaughn Fahie (pronounced Foy) Jazz to provide the music for his wife’s surprise birthday party. Guests gathered in the back parking lot in preparation for their surprise entrance. As Vaughn parked, they began to cheer and share with other guests how beautifully he played at Lisa’s Christmas party a week before. Seamlessly occurring according to plan, Vaughn entered through the front door playing “Happy Birthday” on his alto sax as JT followed behind him. Lisa was astonished and elated to hear the melodious sound she recognized from her Christmas party. She embraced her husband; her head rested over his shoulder in sincere appreciation. As the couple hugged, the train of party guests entered from the back of the store to surprise Lisa from behind. Vaughn then set up in the back of the store to provide ambient jazz for the remainder of the evening. Guests continued to rave about how Vaughn had once again “made the party.”
The birthday surprise serves to paint a picture that words alone cannot adequately express. Vaughn Fahie Jazz is an experience, one that captivates the soul, enthralls the mind and uplifts the heart. It is the intangible element of music that brings the elegant touch to your event. With twelve years of event planning experience and over twenty years of musicianship, he understands the impact of music necessary to make an event successful.
While table cloths, centerpieces, lighting, and room décor are all essential, none of these tangible elements reach the soul. Music, however, is intangible—embracing the elements that cannot be seen but felt. Vaughn’s musical presence permeates the atmosphere like the pleasant fragrance of a lit candle, a diffusion of truthfulness and sophistication. It is his authenticity that distinguishes this experience from recorded music. Live music sets the mood for the environment, massaging the seat of emotions, encouraging social interaction and eliciting joy. Because Vaughn can play by ear, he strives to customize the experience by playing what his patron desires to hear. Often asked what his favorite song to play is, he replies with a genuine grin, “the one that makes you smile.” He consults with his patrons as he seeks to mold his repertoire to the time frame and purpose of the social gathering, whether this gathering be a party of one or many.
There is no function too big or too small. Vaughn hopes his musical expression creates a communion between him and his listeners—fostering a network of enthusiasts and friends. His heartfelt and welcoming personality exudes a positive aura. You will be enchanted by his musical genius, dazzled by his refinement. The Vaughn Fahie Jazz experience is truly sublime. He looks forward to gracing your event, producing music guaranteed to sound divine.
Just a few notes, and your event will never be the same…
Vaughn Fahie (pronounced Foy) was born in Bitburg, Germany on a U.S. Air Force base, where his father was stationed. Beginning at the early age of 8, Vaughn’s first music lessons were on the accordion. In that same year his grandfather bought him a piano, and he began to take lessons. He quickly began to play songs by ear and create his own music arrangements. In the fifth grade, he was introduced to his first woodwind instrument, the clarinet. He continued to develop his playing skills on the clarinet through junior high and the high school marching band. Meanwhile, he was continually developing his keyboard talent under the tutelage of Bishop Jeffery A. Davis Sr. In the latter part of high school, Vaughn was approached to join the jazz band, as they needed a second alto saxophone player. He was encouraged that the transition from clarinet to sax would be one of ease. As he played second chair alto, his leadership skills and development of improvised solos promoted him to lead alto chair. In that same year (1986-87), his father recognized and supported Vaughn’s love for playing the sax and purchased a professional model sax for Christmas.
An avid believer in education, Vaughn graduated from Riverside Community College (RCC) with his Associates of Science degree in Mathematics. While attending RCC, he became an active member of the RCC Marching Tigers band and was promoted to the position of bass line captain. Subsequently, Vaughn received his BA degree in Music Business from Cal Poly Pomona University, a member of the first graduating class of this new degree. Following graduation, Vaughn established his musically talented family. He is happily married to RaShawna who sings. They have one son, Jordan Douglas, an upcoming drummer.
While continuing to master his craft as a consummate musician, Vaughn founded his own musical production company, "Sax 4 God (S4G) Productions.” He has devoted his time, energy and talents to a wide range of areas in the special event industry. However, his true passions are providing eloquent music for events and taking part in the development of new and upcoming talent from behind the scenes as a sound engineer/producer. This is the purpose for S4G Studios, which offers a full studio experience to anyone in need of laying tracks, recording, mixing, and mastering their own CD.