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” and the incredibly fun “Opportunity.”

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 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.

The beginning of Furlong’s professional career coincided with the beginning of his jazz studies at Lafayette College where he earned his B.A. in Music. Jack performed with the college’s Jazz Ensemble, Jazz Combo, Percussion Ensemble, and other various groups while honing his chops and composing for ensembles big and small. It was during this time that Jack began to gravitate toward the programmatic music of film, television, video games, and other media.

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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

“Great tunes, tight band, and some serious swing.” -B.D. Lenz, guitarist/composer/producer

Primary Instrument

Saxophone, baritone

Location

Trenton

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

John Coltrane John Coltrane
saxophone
Miles Davis Miles Davis
trumpet
Gerry Mulligan Gerry Mulligan
saxophone, baritone

Upcoming

Date Detail Price
Nov1Fri
Jack Furlong Quartet
Herb Eckert Auditorium
Monmouth Junction, NJ
$6

Discography

Opportunity

Opportunity

Bridge and Tunnel
2018

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Charity

Charity

Self Produced
2013

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And That Happened

And That Happened

Bridge And Tunnel
2011

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