Release Date: April 19, 2020
She definitely shows her enormous love for God when she worships and ministers. Her goal is to deliberately penetrate love, joy, and
freedom deep into the hearts of all her listeners. Her harmonious and melodious sounds that resonate from
the bell of her saxophone maximizes and exemplifies the love she has for God. Erisa Nicole has vowed to serve and share the love she has for God through her ministry.
Erisa learned at a very young age that service to God is the highest use of her life. Therefore, her life has always involved service to God. She wants to make God smile at her works. Therefore, her ministry encompasses her life motto and she plays as if she is sitting at the feet of our precious Lord.
She was in high school when she fell in love with the saxophone. Erisa has fond memories of playing at her Father’s church for many church programs and events. Erisa Nicole is the two times award winning San Diego Prestige Instrumentalist of the Year Award. She has traveled to New York and won 1st at Showtime At the Apollo, she has traveled to Washington, Michigan, Colorado, New Orleans, Ohio, and Florida to minister. She has recorded on several GMWA National recordings. She has played on Trinity Broadcast Network. Erisa has opened for Erica Campbell, Darryl Williams, Jazz in Pink, and J.J. Sansaverino, Donald Hayes just to name a few. She has worked with DeWayne Woods who taught her a great deal about the music industry and she has shared the stage with Grammy Award winning bassist Nathan East playing his hit song by Stevie Wonder “Higher Ground.”
Her passion and love grew when her mother introduced her to Charles McPherson who she studied under. It was under his tutelage that he taught her to play every note with meaning which she still practices today. Her love for the instrument deepened and her passion to reach so many more individuals allowed her to create her first recording entitled “The True Meaning”. Erisa knew there was more that she wanted to share therefore, she released her sophomore album entitled “I Surrender.” The album I Surrender features the soulful jazz sounds of the sax to heartfelt words of her personal testimony. “I Surrender” is sure to bless you from beginning to end. This is an album that will uplift your spirit, encourage you to dream and worship the Lord. Dueling harmonies on the sax are featured with a contemporary sound that fits just right on any listeners ear. The songs continue on with the soulful flair of the classics. The traditional hymns are also featured on this album bringing a full balance of your favorites. In July 2017 Erisa birthed her first EP entitled “Free.” This project features two singles that will captivate your heart, soul, and mind. Ultimately, Erisa wanted to take the listener to a place where they could release their deepest hurts and ultimately become free. In 2019 Erisa Nicole became a M.A.N.D.A.T.E. Records artist and she is looking forward to a bright future with the M.A.N.D.A.T.E. family.
Erisa Nicole wants to captivate the hearts of her listeners while taking them on a musical journey where freedom, love, and joy balance sorrow and despair. With God as her primary focus she is compelled to expand her ministry and reach the masses. The passion and love she has for God will not turn dim with time, however, her flame will grow bigger and stronger as she continues to be used by Him.