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Quintin Gerard W.

Quintin Gerard W. is a native of Norco, Louisiana. He attended Destrehan High School from which he was selected into numerous concert and jazz Honor bands in Louisiana and the New Orleans area. As a result, Quintin Gerard W. was awarded a scholarship in music to Loyola University of New Orleans, LA where he began his studies in Jazz Music Performance and Education. In New Orleans, Quintin Gerard W. began studying saxophone from none other than the “African Cowboy” himself - Earl Turbinton! While at Loyola, Quintin Gerard W. had the opportunity to study under the living Jazz master Ellis Marsalis! In 1989 Quintin Gerard W. decided to cut his college experience short, after studying only two years, and move to Los Angeles, CA where he would then begin exploring a professional career in music from a “real life” learning perspective. Upon arriving in L.A., Quintin Gerard W. immediately began working on major commercial recording projects which included television commercials for MCI, Levi's Strauss, Estee Lauder, and SEARS Kenmore. From there, Quintin Gerard W. went on to work on the made for T.V. movie “Here Comes The Munsters” Halloween special produced by Michael Skloff (Producer of the hit television show “Friends” soundtrack!), and then later on laid the saxophone track for B.E.T.’s Comic View opening theme music. Now having established himself as a bonafied “studio” and “session” player, Quintin Gerard W

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Smooth Jazz.com

Sax man Quintin Gerard is a Smooth Jazz star! You can hear it. He’s got the sound. He knows what he’s doing and he totally gets it. Case in point, his debut album, FNKYSAX. This is a totally first-rate project, and you’ll be hearing tracks from it on Smooth Jazz Radio for quite some time to come, no question about it. He knows how to compose great tunes as well. In fact, all of the tracks are originals. I especially like “Road Games,” “Smooth Jazz Flavor” and “Now and Forever”. They all sound like big hits to me. By the way, this Louisiana native has amassed some pretty impressive credentials since he majored in Jazz studies at Loyola U. New Orleans and studied under Ellis Marsalis

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