Jack Furlong

Recording artist Jack Furlong has been called many things, including “the James Bond of jazz,” “The Man With The Golden Gun,” and “late to dinner.” What is there to say about Jack Furlong that hasn’t already been said about a fine wine? (Well, except that he isn’t made from grapes…)

Furlong is known as a performer, composer, arranger, woodwind doubler, and educator. A baritone saxophonist by trade, Jack diversifies his sound to other saxophones and woodwinds to achieve the proper tone color, mood, and musical message he hears and wishes to portray. Jack delights audiences with his wit and mastery at gigs, a talent that exudes from his albums, including the critically acclaimed “And That Happened” as well as his newest release, “Charity,” an album where all proceeds are donated to three different charities.

With cool phrasing and a simple, melodic approach, Jack credits his style as heavily influenced from a wide variety of jazz pioneers, citing Gerry Mulligan, Miles Davis, Count Basie, and John Coltrane as the parents of his sound; yet he notes that his technique is personalized for today’s jazz scene. Jack has been on stage alongside greats such as Phil Woods, Peter Nero, Jim McNeely and the late Mulgrew Miller. An accomplished performer, Jack leads his own quartet, aptly named The Jack Furlong Quartet, a name Furlong notes took a full weekend to conjure up.

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”...a creative presence on the music scene today. [Jack’s] truly unique baritone saxophone tone and phrasing, and distinct melodies that are rooted in the jazz tradition as well as modern cinema, make “And That Happened” a one of a kind performance.” - Tom Tallitsch, JazzOn2 89.1 HD2, www.tomtallitsch.com
Primary Instrument

Saxophone, baritone

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

Masters in Music: Jazz Composing & Arranging; Former College Professor, Lafayette College; Hours Vary; $414 for twelve (12) 30-minute sessions

Clinic/Workshop Information

How To Swing: The Factors That Determine The Best Way To Interpret Your Swung 8th Notes

Discography

Charity

Charity

Self Produced
2013

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