Monday, July 11, 2011


Gerald Albright has earned his reputation as a “musician’s musician.” Born in Los Angeles, he began piano lessons at an early age. During the ’80s, Albright became a highly requested session musician, playing on albums by a wide variety of artists – including Anita Baker, Ray Parker, Lola Folana, Atlantic Starr, Olivia Newton-John, the Temptations and Maurice White. After two of his albums hit the number one slot on Billboard’s Top Contemporary Jazz Chart, and were nominated for Grammy® Awards in 1989 and 1990, Phil Collins asked him to front a Big Band and they toured together. He also performed and toured with Les McCann, Jeff Lorber, George Duke, Earl Klugh, Will Downing, Jonathan Butler, Hugh Masekela, Chaka Khan, and Rachelle Ferrell, Quincy Jones and Whitney Houston, among many others.  Over the years, Albright has appeared on numerous TV shows such as “A Different World” and “Melrose Place”. Albright was selected to play at President Clinton’s inauguration ceremony. Along the way, he has sold over a million albums in the U.S. alone and has appeared on nearly 200 albums by other artists. His latest three albums New Beginnings (2008), Sax for Stax (2009) and Pushing the Envelope (2010) were Grammy nominated for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

July 15 -Sacramento, CA @ Radisson Hotel Sacramento
July 16 - Oceanside, CA @ Pier Amphitheater; KIFK Smooth Jazz 98.1
July 17 - San Dimas, CA @ Bonelli Park; Jazzfest West 16th Annual
July 20 - New York, NY @ Smooth Jazz Spirit Cruise Ship, Pier 63
July 21 - Reading, PA @ Gerald Veasley's Jazz Base; Sheraton Hotel
July 22 - Annapolis, MD @ Ramshead On Stage
July 28 - San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi's
July 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Yoshi's
July 30 - Portland, OR @ Spirit of Portland River Cruise
Aug 6 - Indianapolis, IN @ Murat Theater (w/Alex Bugnon)
Aug 13 - Kettering, OH @ Fraze Center for the Peforming Arts (w/Fourplay)
Aug 14 - Richmond, VA @ Maymount Park
Aug 18 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Dell Music Center
Aug 26 - Copper Mountain, CO @ Copper Mtn. Big Horn Ballroom
Sept 3 - North Carleston, SC @ N. Charleston PAC
Sept 10 - St. Paul, MN @ Selby Jazz Fest
Sept 17 - Augsburg, Germany @ Parktheater im Kurhaus Goggingen
Sept 23 - Newport Beach, CA @South Coast Plaza
Sept 25 - Temecula, CA @ Thornton Winery
Oct 7 - Kampala, Uganda @ Kampala Serena Hotel: The Nile Gold Jazz Safari 2011
Oct 15 - Rehoboth, DE @ Rehoboth Beach Convention Center
Oct 16 - Phoenix, AZ @ JW Desert Ridge Jazz Festival-Sage Court
Oct 22 - Cincinnati, OH @ Aronoff Center
Oct 28 - Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
Dec 8 - Jackson, MS @ Alamo Theater
Dec 11 - Hayward, CA @ Palmceia Baptist Church
Jan 15 - 22, 2012 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Smooth Jazz Cruise

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