NELSON GARCIA


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Nelson Garcia
Professional saxophonist, gospel recording artist & minister
Nelson Garcia is a solid successful Gospel Saxophone recording artist who has been in the music
industry for 18 years. He is a new and aspiring professional saxophonist to many, and has rapidly
expanded his skills and reputation the last few year as a solo artist in Latin gospel, POP and funk
music genres In Connecticut.
He has been playing saxophone since the age of 15. Growing up in Moca , Puerto Rico where he took
saxophone lessons with Julio Vasquez. While in P.R., he participated in various events with his local
high school band winning two nominations in the Band of Honor orchestra with the San German
Puerto Rico for "Outstanding musicianship". This event took place in the Inter American University
in San German P.R.
After graduating high school, he continued on his own, playing saxophone with bands across the
island, with some Merengue bands including "Las Chicas de Puerto Rico", "Las Chicas del Clan","Los
Cucos de Tono Rosario","Los Reyes de Puerto Rico", Jacinto" to name a few. After a few years of
performing and studying music, he decided to continue his musical career as a professional
saxophonist in gospel music. In 2009, Nelson released his first solo CD album titled "El Poder de tu
Amor" which gained a recognition in the US and sold over 4,000 copies in 2 years.
In 1997 he moved to USA, and after 15 years, met Melvin Llord (CEO/ Founder of
MyMusicTalk.com) Working with Melvin was a major factor impacting him positively for a number
of years. Nelson accepted the position to work with MyMusicTalk as Director of Operations in one of
the best Saxophones websites (MySaxTalk.com). In 2011 he went to the NAMM show in California
representing MySaxTalk with successful negotiations with Sax Dakota CEO Peter LaPlaca , Lars
Heuseler CEO of Forestone Reeds, Theo Wanne and other major music industry companies.
Nelson Garcia has a passion for music and saxophone with plans to continue his study to perfect the
gift that God has given him. Not only does he love music, he also wants to help other musicians
achieve their career goals. He is passionate with GOD and the music that can lift up man and bring
peace and joy to one’s soul. Listeners will respect this man of God as he ministers thru his
saxophone. He feels strongly that music is something deep, which can bring happiness and
enjoyment to the listener in every aspect.
Nelson is currently working on a 2nd solo album which will be released early 2013. This 9 song
album will be a mix and blend of Latin jazz, POP, Funk, Easy listening and other Latin genres. He
continues to hone his skills via private saxophone lessons with Walter Beasley, Keyan Williams, DR.
Chris Mickel, Antonio Luis Ortas( Puerto Rico), Juan Alzate( Mexico) and Tim Price.
He is proud to be a senior musician at his local church in New Haven, CT. where he also serves
musical director, a position he has held for 4 years.
Nelson exclusively plays and endorses Sax Dakota products and performs with his Tenor Sax Model
SDT XG 505.
Nelson can be contacted at: nelthesax@gmail.com
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