Mike Brannon is guitarist/writer for the Synergy Group in San Antonio, Texas and was born in Atlanta, Ga and first picked up the guitar In high school in Greensboro, NC. Synergy's latest release is Later, with special guests, 2-time grammy winner, tenor saxist Bill Evans, 7-time Grammy winner, drummer Paul Wertico and bassist Harvie S was released in Spring 2006 on the Nextep label. www.cdbaby.com/synergy2
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- Later by John Kelman
Mike Brannon's guitar has an impressive architectural sense and emotional warmth even at high velocity. The keynote being the sacrifice of bravado on the alter of an integrated group and album identity. Synergy is a quartet from Texas that is slowly & surely climbing the visibility tree. Works for me! - Brian Glasser / Jazzwise (UK)
Brannon's crystalline sound is closest to Metheny on this shimmering, gorgeous tale. - Todd Jenkins / Allaboutjazz.com
Smart, savvy, atmospheric yet powerful, and takes the fusion, jazz or rock listener on a great ride they'll want to revisit again and again...
LocationSan Antonio, TX
Willing to teachAdvanced students only.
Credentials/Background28+ years guitar performance 25+ years teaching experience 5 years dual major/Berklee College of Music - perf/composition 5 years studies w/ Charlie Banacos