It's been almost ten years sinceI started my band GEQ. There were several personnel changes during this span and I am happy to have worked with some of the finest musicians in Michigan. GEQ has performed on cruise ships touring the Caribbean and the Hawaiian Islands, and has performed at some of the most prestigious venues and jazz festivals in Michigan. Our first CD, "Here Put This On" was released in 2003 and the EP, "Meet Guymon Ensley" in 2006. We were proud to receive nominations from the 2006 Detroit Music Awards for "Outstanding Jazz Group/Artist" and "Best Jazz Composer." So far it's been a BLAST!
2011 was a time to re-tool, shift gears and re-direct. It was the time that I used to focus on my musicianship and to discover the many facets of this diamond that shine the brightest, and to polish those facets to make them shine even brighter. I've surrounded myself with talented, like minded musicians and people who have become a part of GEQ Jazz's expansion. You can expect usto continue to "Swing & Groove," bringing you the best in jazz.
Throughout 2011, I have spent many days and nights in the studio writing and recording material that will become part of my new project entitled "This Comes With It." It is a contemporary jazz collection of my compositions that the band has a chance to stamp that GEQ swing onto, and to stir it up with a little R&B and fusion. I plan to release several singles from the project in the coming months. I'll notify you each time the singles are available for downloading from the GEQ Jazz web site.
I want to thank you for your continued support. I love what I do and I've waited quite a long time to have this opportunity to do it. I'll keep you posted on the release dates and upcoming listening events as well as the CD's progress and scheduled appearances, so STAY TUNED!!!