Gerald Albright"One of the most beautiful experiences in music is to develop a oneness with the instrument of choice. The Cannonball Horns have accurately delivered every musical speech that I have given to my audiences around the world. Develop The Oneness--with Cannonball." ~ Gerald Albright
Gerald Albright is a multi-instrumentalist known for his lyrical sax playing in both contemporary and straight-ahead genres.
BioGerald Albright grew up in South Central Los Angeles. After high school, he attended the University of Redlands where he received a B.S. degree in Business Management, minoring in Music.
Immediately after college, Albright began to master his talent by working extensively in the studio with such artists as Patrice Rushen, Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Lola Folana, Atlantic Starr, The Winans, Olivia Newton-John, The Temptations, and Maurice White. He also toured with Les McCann, Rodney Franklin, Jeff Lorber, Teena Marie, Marlene Shaw, Debra and Eloise Laws, Quincy Jones, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, and many others. In addition to numerous appearances at clubs and jazz festivals, Albright was also a part of the popular Jazz Explosion tours, which saw him teaming up with contemporary jazz stars like Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Hugh Masekela, Chaka Khan, and Rachelle Ferrell, to name a few.
Gerald Albright has also branched out as a TV Star, adding to his already-substantial resume. The saxman has appeared on numerous shows such as "A Different World", "Melrose Place", Channels 2 and 5 "Morning News Shows", "BET" jazz segments as well as piloting a show in Las Vegas with "Designing Women" star Meshach Taylor.
Albright has recorded 7 CDs on the Atlantic Record label. His contemporary and straight-ahead collections have established the Los Angeles-based musician as one of the most prominent artists in the world. Albright was one of the ten featured saxophonists who performed at President Clinton's inauguration. His smooth sounds were also featured at the Presidential Summit, and several private functions for the President.
Albright has sold over 1,000,000 albums in the U.S. alone. In addition to saxophone, his self-produced music features him on bass guitar, keyboards, flutes, drum programming, and background vocals. Gerald has definitely earned the reputation as the "musician's musician."
Besides music, Albright is also a family man. He is married to his junior high school sweetheart, Glynis, and has two children, Selina and Brandon. He believes in giving back to the community. He has participated in numerous fund-raisers for the NAACP, The American Cancer Society, and The Institute for Black Parenting. As a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, he constantly donates his talents to raise funds to promote academic excellence nationwide.
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