Blair Bryant is a 24 year old emerging contemporary-jazz artist, currently signed to the Innervision Records Label. He is a musical prodigy, plays over 14 instruments and is a prolific, writer and producer. A product of the UMKC Conservatory of Music and the Grammy Music Experience, his first release “New Colours” was ranked one of the top 10 best Jazz CDs of 2015 (Talkingsmoothjazz.com) and yielded a national Top 10 hit single “Lightning Bug.” (Groove Jazz Music) You can hear Blair on Smooth Jazz radio stations across the country, including Pandora, Spotify, CDBaby, Amazon and Itunes. His second CD “Gold” released August of 2016 has had three songs that has been on the charts "Lift Off", "Secret Agent", and "Killa B". Blair currently is working on his next project soon to be released this summer in 2018.
Blair Bryant started out like most kids playing drums, congas and bongos. He picked up playing the bass at age 13, and after mastering that, incorporated lead guitar, lead bass and keyboards into his repertoire. He has been writing and recording since the age of 16, and has amassed hundreds of original jazz compositions where he plays all instruments.
Blair is a fierce bassist who plays the upright double bass and electronic fretless, 7 String Conklin, 6 string ESP and 5 string Fender Jazz basses. He also plays Yamaha Stage Custom drums, Korg, Kurzweil and Yamaha Motif Keyboards, Fender Rhodes, Hammond Organs, B3 and XK1. Blair’s “sound” (writing and playing style) is upbeat, very layered, lush and evocative of many different tonal colors and moods. He has been favorably compared to Stanley Clarke, Joe Sample and Wayman Tisdale.