Artist Spotlight- Jermaine Morgan
Jermaine Morgan came from a very musical family. Both of his parents play instruments, his mother plays piano and bass and his father plays guitar. Jermaine remembers his older brother being the most influential in him playing, simply because of the fact that he was his older brother. Everything his brother wanted to do for the most part Jermaine wanted to do. His older brother could play almost any instrument he picked up, so naturally Jermaine did the same.
Jermaine started playing drums and piano first. At the age of twelve he picked up guitar and the bass around the age of fourteen. Bass was never a primary instrument for Jermaine initially because he always considered himself a guitarist. Subconsciously it was there all time as he played tuba in the band for many years and had always enjoyed being the foundation for the band.
Jermaine had picked up the bass at the age of fourteen but never took it as seriously as a guitar until he reached college. His perspective changed about the instrument because of the other musicians he was exposed to. He faced many challenges when trying to learn more about trying to groove and solo. Over the years Jermaine has spent many hours practicing to a metronome and listening to other musicians as to understand their approach and develop his own.
Jermaine remembers the first bass he learned on, it was a Fender Squire four string. The bass he purchased not long after was a Fender Jazz Deluxe Five String. Jermaine currently plays is own custom signature Warrior Isabella five string.
Jermaine has been blessed with many opportunities to play for quite a few Gospel artists such as: Israel Houghton, Darwin Hobbs, Juanita Bynum, Bryon Cage, Richard Smallwood, Dottie Peoples, William Murphy, Myron Williams, Trent Cory, Saxophonist Angella Christie, and many others.
Jermaine plays bass for Canton Jones but also has been working on his record ” The Journey Continues” which will be a follow up to his single he released last year, “Journey”. Jermaine is writing and producing most of the material with the help of other great writers and musicians. This record will definitely be one that all musicians and music lovers can appreciate at the end of the day. His album is expected to be release this fall.
Jermaine Morgan: ” I hope to inspire and encourage others to go for the impossible through my music”.
(Photocredit: Renee Morgan. SR Photography).
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