Gerald Albright joins fellow saxophonists Nelson Rangell and Warren Hill in Colorado.
Smooth jazz saxophonist Gerald Albright recently traded the sunny climes of Southern California for the mile-high altitude of Denver, Colorado. In doing so, Albright joins fellow saxophonists Nelson Rangell, who lives in the Denver suburb of Littleton, and Warren Hill, who lives west of Denver in the town of Boulder, as residents of the Centennial State.
The move came abut after Albright, who lived in Ventura County, did a benefit performance late last year in Denver for Elijah’s Rainbow, a nonprofit organization that provides financial medical assistance for children in need of medical coverage. After exploring the city for a few days wife his wife Glynis and two children, they soon made plans to make the move.
Albright still has commitments in Los Angeles, not the least of which is performing in the house band for FOX’s highly rated “American Idol.” But since there are only two more weeks for the current version of the show, he’ll soon be able to spend much more time in the land of the Rocky Mountains before heading back to – you guessed it – California for a show on June 11.
"We looked at the city and different properties," says Albright. "It just felt so comfortable and spiritual for us that we decided to make the move to Denver. We’re really enjoying the atmosphere, the people, and the fact that there’s less traffic here. We’re even enjoying the change in climate. You know, going from a sunny day of 70 degrees to snow blizzards. It’s all good – it’s nature at its best."Posted by Brian Soergel at May 16, 2005 4:51 AM