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Fnkysax by Quintin Gerard W.

Quintin Gerard W. grew up in Norco, Louisiana and attended Destrehan High School where he was a consistent member of the District VI Honor Jazz and Concert Bands of New Orleans where he performed with, the now local legend, Harry Connick Jr. Quintin Gerard W. was also a member of the Louisiana All-State Band in 1983. Quintin Gerard W. was awarded a scholarship in music from Loyola University in New Orleans where he majored in Jazz studies and was astounded at the opportunity to study under noted Jazz master - Ellis Marsalis. Quintin Gerard W. entire life has been dedicated to music and playing the saxophone. In 1989 Quintin Gerard W. moved to Los Angeles, California where he met and played with many of the top names in "Smooth Jazz." "I just always wanted to be around and among the best musicians possible so that I could really learn how to play this music."

Quintin Gerard W. has performed live with the likes of Jeff Lorber (The "Worth Waiting For" tour), Kenny Garrett (Saxophonist with Miles Davis who is his personal friend, mentor, and "teacher"), Najee, Dave Koz, Ron Brown, and Hollis Gentry III. Quintin Gerard W.s other Saxophone friends include Jay Beckenstein (Spyro Gyra) Jeff Kashiwa (The Rippingtons) and Kirk Whalum. As a member of the San Diego based Fusion Jazz group "Under The Lake" Quintin Gerard W. had the opportunity to open for Joe Sample at the Maui Cultural and Performing Arts Center in Maui and Stanley Jordan at the House of Blues in Los Angeles California. Quintin Gerard W. has recorded with Charlie Wilson (The Gap Band's "Testimony" CD) and the late Rick James. His major commercial recording sessions include B.E.T.'s Comic View (Opening Theme 1998-2000) MCI Levi's Strauss Estee Lauder Joe Sample Al Jarreau and Jazz lover Clint Eastwood! Selections from Quintin Gerard W. debut CD Fnkysax can be heard in the Film release The Golden Empire released by Jersey Style Films Inc.

Quintin Gerard W. has recently launched a new product line of Professional musical instruments which encompass his trademarked brand name Fonk Horn™. These high quality instruments and accessories are rapidly becoming a "must have" for professional musicians and students as well!

With his debut CD entitled "Fnkysax" Quintin Gerard W. is finding out very quickly that his trademarked "Fonk™" style of playing has a very strong appeal to Jazz Urban and R&B listeners who have been seeking out this style of music but not being able to find it. Within the first 200 listener surveys it was found that Quintin Gerard W. "Fnkysax" CD satiated the market's appetite for a complete musical experience and mekeover that completely satisfies it's broad taste!

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Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Quintin Gerard W.
  • CD Title: Fnkysax
  • Year Released: 2004
  • Genre: Soul / Funk Jazz
  • Record Label: OTS Music
  • Artist's Instrument: Saxophone
  • Tracks: 1. Smooth Jazz Flavor 2. Now And Forever 3. Hipnotized 4. Days We Remember 5. Fnkysax 6. All By Myself 7. Opportunity 8. The Weekend's Here 9. Elnora 10. Flute Fnk' 11. Loved Ones 12. Road Games 13. Smooth Jazz Flavor (Radio Edit) 14. Opportunity (Radio Edit)'
  • Short URL: http://jazzreview.com/quq
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