The Garrett Perkins Project
From a long line of great saxophonists, the likes of Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley and John Coltrane comes a musical genius with all of the brashness of “Bird” and the contemporary sound of Gerald Albright. Garrett Perkins considered a child protégé at the age of 14 has evolved into one of the finest saxophonists this country has seen in a long time.
Garrett was born in 1974 in Sacramento, California. At an early age he was destined to be a musician. While working under the careful watch of award winning music director Ike Padgett, Garrett quickly became proficient in playing several musical instruments. He fell in love with the saxophone and has been playing it ever since.
Upon graduating from the famed Berklee School of Music in Boston, Garrett travelled the world playing concert venues the likes of the Jamaican Jazz Festival, Venice (Italy) Jazz Festival and the Montreux Jazz Festival as well as many other European concerts.
Garrett’s true desire to be a jazz saxophonist was realized in 2003 when he wrote and produced his first solo album entitled “Can you Hear Me”. He followed the album with the formation of his group called The Garrett Perkins Project which was formed with the purpose of bringing back the history of jazz as an art form that is educational as well as entertaining. He considers himself a “musical purist” that is driven by creating music as an art for people to enjoy. Garrett is currently in the studio completing his fourth album entitled “Sax in the City” which is now for sell via garrettperkins.net.