J'Vaunte

J'Vaunte

BandJazzFunk

Biography

He is the keyboardist, live instrument player, producer & artist. All of these titles apply to the musician extraordinaire, J’Vaunte. Born Brian Garrett, the producer was introduced to the music world at the age of 5. Fast forward 29 years, & the multi-genre producer has come to be a force to be reckoned with in the music industry.

As a young student of music, J’Vaunte would learn the piano through lessons & eventually go on to learn drums. By the time J’Vaunte reaches High School, he would be fluent at playing a number of instruments. But during J’Vauntes’ senior year, he would find himself growing tired of music after leading the school band for two years as Drum Major.
As faith would have it, the then 20 year old producer would have a happenstance encounter with two aspiring talents during a bus ride home. “the two just started rapping in the back of the bus. They had everybody’s attention. Hearing these two, & the energy they had, inspired me to reconnect with music”.

“Does your group have a producer?” would be the question that sparked a slew of songs created between the talented trio over the past 15 years. Now going into his third year of “spot” touring with Aretha Franklin, the producer has learned a lot about another side of the business. “On the road, you realize that it’s a lot of hard work & planning put into entertaining your fans. I don’t think some people understand that. They see the flash & fame of the business” J’Vaunte states. J’Vaunte has also collaborated with a string of well known performers. The list includes the infamous George Clinton, Techno music legend Kevin Saunders, Keith Washington & Alicia Meyers.

Discography

Area 51 album