Archive for January 24th, 2020

Quintin Gerard W. – Cleared For Takeoff

Cleared+For+Takeoff_Cover_HiRez+SquareQuintin 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.”

With his debut CD entitled “Fnkysax,” Quintin Gerard W. was 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 without being able to find it. Now he returns with his new album Cleared For Takeoff, scheduled for release February 17, 2020 in all stores.

Quintin Gerard W.’s “Cleared for Takeoff” cruises down the runway, takes flight with vibrant melodies and vocals, soars with high altitude solos, and enters orbit around our hearts. A terrific thematic production that brings the worlds of aviation and music together seamlessly (Kabir Segal).