Quintin Gerard W. is a native of Norco, Louisiana. He attended Destrehan High School from which he was selected into numerous concert and jazz Honor bands in Louisiana and the New Orleans area. As a result, Quintin Gerard W. was awarded a scholarship in music to Loyola University of New Orleans, LA where he began his studies in Jazz Music Performance and Education. In New Orleans, Quintin Gerard W. began studying saxophone from none other than the “African Cowboy” himself - Earl Turbinton! While at Loyola, Quintin Gerard W. had the opportunity to study under the living Jazz master Ellis Marsalis! In 1989 Quintin Gerard W. decided to cut his college experience short, after studying only two years, and move to Los Angeles, CA where he would then begin exploring a professional career in music from a “real life” learning perspective. Upon arriving in L.A., Quintin Gerard W. immediately began working on major commercial recording projects which included television commercials for MCI, Levi's Strauss, Estee Lauder, and SEARS Kenmore. From there, Quintin Gerard W. went on to work on the made for T.V. movie "Here Comes The Munsters" Halloween special produced by Michael Skloff (Producer of the hit television show "Friends" soundtrack!), and then later on laid the saxophone track for B.E.T.’s Comic View opening theme music. Now having established himself as a bonafied “studio” and “session” player, Quintin Gerard W. expanded his vision and began working on a number of CD projects upon request(s) from various CD/Album producers in the industry. These projects included, and are not limited to; cutting tracks for Art Madison, The Gap Band, Rap/Hip Hop artist Flip, and the late Rick James. In between recording sessions Quintin Gerard W. also found time to exact his live performance skills while playing in the Jeff Lorber band promoting the long awaited “Worth Waiting For” CD. During this time, Quintin Gerard W. had the opportunity to meet and perform on stage and in concert with many of the top names in Jazz which include Dave Koz, Najee, Norman Brown, Four Play, and Special EFX. Quintin Gerard W. continued to grow musically and professionally, thus resulting in being complimented for his performances, recording(s), and playing style by Jazz lover Clint Eastwood, Al Jarreau, Arsenio Hall, and the one and only legendary singer Stevie Wonder, who personally recommended Quintin Gerard W. for his first recording contract! From there, Quintin Gerard W.’s circle of friends expanded as he met established Jazz artists such as Wynton Marsalis, Branford Marsalis, Everette Harp, Ronnie Laws, Jay Beckenstein, Onaje Alan Gumbs, Joe Henderson, Jeff Kashiwa, Alex Bugnon, Gerald Veasley, Kirk Whalum, the late Art Porter, Chaka Khan, Will Downing, and the late Hollis Gentry, III.