Wheel Session 73
Brett Belanger Jazz Quartet
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Underground Music, 1801 Rutherford Rd
Greenville, SC 29609
A native of Greenville, South Carolina, Brett Belanger developed an interest in music preformance at the age of 11 when he began playing alto saxophone in middle school band. At age 12 he began playing electric bass and was influenced by artsits such as Jaco Pastorius. His jazz education began at this time with multi-instrumentalist Charlie Parker. In high school Brett attended the Fine Art Center studying both saxophone and bass under guitarist Steve Watson while also taking lessons with saxophonist Matt Olson. During this time he developed a strong foundation in jazz performance and theory while also winning a best in class award. Upon graduating, Brett auditioned at the College of Charleston for jazz bass where he earned his B.A. in Jazz Performance under the mentorship of Frank Duvall. He graduated Magna Cum Laude and recieved three music awards including "Outstanding Student" and "School of the Arts Scholar". After a short time at the college, Brett began studying double bass which he now plays professionally all over the South East at restaurants, listening rooms, hotels, and in music festivals. Brett is currently earning his Artist Certificate at the College of Charleston.
Brett brings an all-star band: from Charleston via Los Angeles Tim Fischer/guitar, from Columbia director of jazz studies at the U of SC Bert Ligon/piano, Wheel Sessions proprietor Kevin Korschgen/drums.
The “Wheel Sessions” is a jazz performance series hosted in Greenville South Carolina. Performances begin at 7:30 pm, and are held in front of an intimate listening audience. There is a $15 entrance fee, which includes complimentary beverage and two sets of music. Attendees may also BYOB. To reserve a seat, phone or text (312) 520-2760
Directions: When arriving at 1801 Rutherford Rd drive to the left, all the way behind the main building #1 and near the water tower. Park and follow the signs that lead you into Underground Music.