Friday, 31 August 2012
Birthday wishes to saxophonist Gerald Albright who celebrated his Birthday yesterday (August 30). Gerald was born and raised in South Central Los Angeles and began studying the piano at an early age. His love for music really took off when he was given a saxophone by his piano teacher. He polished his skills on the instrument throughout high school and went on to attend the University of Redlands where he received a B.S. degree in Business Management, minoring in Music. Gerald has worked with an extensive list of top artists over the years including Patrice Rushen, Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Jr., The Winans, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, and Maurice White and has toured with Les McCann, Jeff Lorber, Teena Marie, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins and many others. Gerald released his current album, 24/7, along with guitarist Norman Brown in June. The first single from the album, called "In The Moment" is currently number one on the Smooth Jazz Top 20chart. Albright and Brown have been performing together on their 'Summer Jam Tour' with the next performance scheduled for September 1 in Charleston, SC.