Posts Tagged ‘ Solitude ’

Steven Garrison – Solitude

SilitudetSteven Garrison is a renown saxophonist in the DC Metropolitan area. Starting on his musical journey at the age of 7, he started off as a pianist, performing for several recitals, concerts, and church events. It was at the age of 10 that Steven was given the opportunity to play the saxophone. His music began forever changed from then on. At age 11, Steven began playing the saxophone and received private lessons under Roland Young. In addition, he was an active member of the school band. Under Young’s guidance Steven had started performing for various churches within the Maryland/DC Metropolitan Area as well as playing for both private and corporate engagements.

In July 2003, Steven met Christopher Nichols, who took him under his wing. By the age of 14, he formed his very first band and began playing in different venues and events. Through hard work and dedication, Steven became the drum major of his high school marching band, lead saxophonist in his school bands, winner of the Omega-Psi-Phi Fraternity International Talent Hunt, and the winner of the “Most Outstanding Jazz Soloist” award at both Hampton University and the Walt Disney Music Festival. Steven has had the opportunity to perform at different venues such as Blues Alley, Bohemian Caverns, B.B. Kings, Howard Theatre, and more.

In the summers of 2006 and 2007 Steve has traveled to Japan where he was afforded the opportunity share his music in the Tokyo area. He has also been given the opportunity to share the stage with artist such as Trouble Funk, Chuck Brown, Sugar Bear, Chrisette Michele, Bootsy Collins, Gary Taylor, The Manhattans, Tank, KRS One, Anthony Hamilton, Javon Jackson, Sonny Fortune, Jimmy Owens, Hugh Maskela, and Bobby Watson. In September of 2011, Steven had the opportunity to perform for President Obama and the “First Family” at the Congressional Black Caucus. Steven performed for the 2014 Summer Spirit Festival, a major music festival held each year in Columbia, MD where he opened up for artists Raheem DeVaughn, Lauryn Hill, and Janelle Monae. In addition, Steven served as Regina Belle’s saxophonist for 2 years where he had the opportunity travel the world and perform in places such as Capetown, South Africa. Continue reading

Frank Kohl – Solitude

Frank Kohl has had a lifetime refining the art of jazz guitar. Born and raised in New York, Kohl began playing guitar at age eight. Initially drawn to the pop music of the day like the Beatles and then playing and learning from the rock and blues musicians of that period. It was time for a change, and at age sixteen, Kohl discovered the music of Wes Montgomery and began his path into jazz guitar. Fortunately, Kohl’s high school had one of the nation’s top Jazz Big Bands, and he began playing and learning with them. During this time, Kohl had easy access to NYC and all the jazz clubs NY had to offer. One of the clubs Kohl frequented was Rapsins, which presented free-flowing cutting-edge jazz of the highest level. Players like guitarist Linc Chamberland, bassist Lynn Christie, and saxophonist Dave Liebman were regulars at Rapsins. Kohl eventually became a student of Linc’s and bandmate with Linn’s.

To date, Kohl has six CDs as a leader to his credit. Three of his CDs include NY bassist Steve LaSpina, who has played and recorded with Jim Hall, Pat Martino, Marian McPartland, and countless others. Kohl’s last CD, The Crossing, featured LaSpina and guitarist John Stowell, an internationally recognized guitarist, clinician, and jazz innovator.

Kohl’s latest offering, Solitude, is a lifelong goal of recording a solo guitar CD. Absorbing the solo guitar approaches of greats like Joe Pass, Martin Taylor, John Stowell, among others. Kohl has found his own voice in this challenging medium and pays reverence to the solo guitar idiom so cherished in the jazz canon.

Solitude is available in all stores.

Jay Hodges – Solitude

SolitudeSolitude is a collection of smooth gospel inspirational jazz grooves. Perfect for reflecting, an evening drive or that afternoon gathering. Music to help release the stress of the day. Easy listening melodies with strong hooks and sweet vocals that will promote an atmosphere of calm and meditation.The songs are comprised of musically satisfying piano melodies and tantalizing saxophone solos. When you want to withdraw from the mental and emotional strain of the day, Solitude is the perfect melodious break.

If you like Ben Tankard, Kirk Whalum, Wayman Tisdale. You will love Solitude. Listen to this album at CDBaby.