Mike Brannon is guitarist/writer for the Synergy Group in San Antonio, Texas and was born in Atlanta, Ga and first picked up the guitar In high school in Greensboro, NC. Synergy's latest release is Later
, with special guests, 2-time grammy winner, tenor saxist Bill Evans, 7-time Grammy winner, drummer Paul Wertico and bassist Harvie S was released in Spring 2006 on the Nextep label. www.cdbaby.com/synergy2
Their previous release, Barcodes with 3-time Grammy winner Jeff Coffin of Bela Fleck and the Flexktones and the Dave Matthews band, and Trey Gunn of King Crimson is also available at
Currently they are about to release Off the Map with special guest percussionist, Don Alias. Mike also has an improvisational collective called NoNet (as in without a net) and a new guitar based recording project series, Guitarchitecture, due out in 2015.
"Five Stars - Jazzreview
"Five Stars" - The Current
"Four Stars" - Jazzsteps
"Four Stars" - AllMusicGuide
"Later" is also the ...
15th Top 100 Downloads of all time - Allaboutjazz.com / US
2nd Top 100 Downloads of all time - Allaboutjazz.com / Italy
"Best Jazz Group" (twice) - Current
Current endorsements include Elixir Strings, Onyx Forge Guitars and Carlos Juan acoustic pickups (DE).
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Sly, technically breathtaking work of the quartet Synergy. The bands
sound often keys on the fine guitar work of guitarist Mike Brannon - Hilary
Grey / Jazztimes
Mike Brannon's guitar has an impressive architectural sense and
emotional warmth even at high velocity. The keynote being the sacrifice of
bravado on the alter of an integrated group and album identity. Synergy is a
quartet from Texas that is slowly & surely climbing the visibility tree. Works
for me! - Brian Glasser / Jazzwise (UK)
Brannon's crystalline sound is closest to Metheny on this shimmering,
gorgeous tale. - Todd Jenkins / Allaboutjazz.com
Smart, savvy, atmospheric yet powerful, and takes the fusion, jazz or rock
listener on a great ride they'll want to revisit again and again
Willing to teach
28+ years guitar performance
25+ years teaching experience
5 years dual major/Berklee College of Music - perf/composition
5 years studies w/ Charlie Banacos