Irwin got his start at the age of 9 when he won a lottery in school and was gifted an alto saxophone. By the age of 11, he was on stage performing professionally. Also a scholar, Irwin attended Princeton University on a full ride to study East Asian philosophy. His research took him to Japan and China where his music took a deeper, more introspective turn. Before long, he began touring with singer songwriter Melody Gardot and found himself in the studio with 3x Grammy/Tony Award winning jazz icon Dee Dee Bridgewater. His new sonic collective #JUSTMUSIC captures his unmistakable sound and approach, steeped in tradition, always pushing towards the future.