"Freddie Bryant is a brilliant young guitarist and composer."
- Kenny Burrell
Freddie Bryant and Kaleidoscope CD release show for Live Grooves...Epic Tales
Featuring: Freddie Bryant - guitars
Paul Lieberman - sax/fute
Patrice Blanchard - bass
Willard Dyson - drums
Kenny Burrell wrote, “Freddie Bryant is a brilliant young guitarist and composer.” He is a versatile musician skilled both in jazz and classical music receiving his BA from Amherst College ’87, Master’s degree in classical guitar from the Yale School of Music and currently teaches at Williams College in Massachusetts in the Africana and Music departments and at the Prins Claus Conservatory in Groningen, Holland.
Freddie is currently in demand in the New York jazz scene where he works with Ben Riley’s Monk Legacy Septet (new CD “Memories of T” on Concord Records), the Mingus Orchestra. He is also on the first call list of many singers and Brazilian musicians because of his sensitive accompanying and his knowledge of Brazilian guitar and has toured with pianist/singer Eliane Elias. He has four CDs as a leader:
Brazilian Rosewood, Boogaloo Brasileiro, Live at Smoke (Fresh Sound Records) and Take Your Dance into Battle (Jazz City Spirit). He has two recent CDs with collaborative groups: Trio del Sol with Misha Piatogorsky and Gilad and Dharma Jazz with Lewis Porter, Badal Roy and Karttikeya.
Freddie has also had the honor of touring with three legends of the music world: African singer, Salif Keita, the virtuoso klezmer clarinetist, Maestro Giora Feidman and the jazz trumpet great, Tom Harrell (as a member of his quintet, 1999-2001). He has recorded and/or played with Tom Harrell, D.D. Jackson, Steve Wilson, Kevin Hays, Rosanna Vitro, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sheila Jordan, Randy Brecker, David Sanchez, and many others