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Cleveland's "The Sax Man" gets his own day and film

By Malcolm Abram Published: July 16, 2013

If you've been to a show at Playhouse Square you probably have heard Mr. Reedus do his thing on your way in or out of the venue.

I had no idea he was a member of Sly, Slick & Wicked...that's pretty cool


Mayor Jackson Proclaims July 18th “The Sax Man” Day in City of Cleveland – Street Musician to be Recognized at House of Blues Concert

CLEVELAND, Ohio – July 15, 2013 –Cleveland Mayor Frank G. Jackson has issued an official proclamation that will make Thursday July 18th “The Sax Man” day in the city of Cleveland.  In the Mayor’s proclamation, Maurice Reedus Jr., better known to Clevelanders as “The Sax Man,” is recognized as an “iconic street saxophone player who has long been a symbol of positivity in the city.”

The proclamation will be presented to Reedus on stage at the House of Blues this Thursday, July 18th.  Reedus will be performing a once-in-a-lifetime reunion concert with his old Motown band – Sly, Slick, & Wicked.

“This proclamation is a blessing and a true honor,” said Reedus.  “I love Cleveland and can’t wait for the people to see my show with Sly, Slick, & Wicked.  It’s been almost 40 years since we’ve played together and no one in Cleveland has ever seen me play like I’m going to play this Thursday night!”

The concert will be filmed as the final scene of “The Sax Man,” a feature length documentary about Reedus’ life being produced by local filmmakers.  People from across northeast Ohio are invited to come out to the show for their opportunity to be in the film and show their support on “The Sax Man” day in Cleveland.  Mayor Jackson also used the proclamation to encourage the citizens of Cleveland to “join him in recognizing The Sax Man’s contributions to the culture of Cleveland, and thanking him for sharing his music with us for so many years.”

The concert will start at 8 pm on Thursday July 18th, with doors opening at 7.  Tickets are $12 and can be purchased through the House of Blues box office or through Ticketmaster on the film’s website –






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