| Nov 20, 2012
Los Angeles, CA. – Singer-songwriter-composer and three-time DownBeat Magazine award-winning artist Galen will take the stage with his award winning band Compendium at L.A.’s renowned Good Hurt Nightclub 12249 Venice Boulevard, on Friday, December 7th at 8:00pm (www.galenmusiconline.com).
Known for his wide ranging vocal agility, Galen brings a fresh and exciting approach to today’s independent music scene. With influences ranging from R&B, Pop and Middle-Eastern, to Jazz, Gospel and Rock, Galen’s infectious vibe has quickly attracted fans of every musical persuasion.
While attending Western Michigan University, Galen’s musical prowess stood out. By the time he graduated with a degree in music, Galen had already garnered an unprecedented three awards from DownBeat Magazine’s annual music competition, including Best Jazz Arrangement for his rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “I Believe (When I Fall in Love).”
“It’s a great feeling when people appreciate and respect your work. Such prestigious acknowledgement reinforced my decision to dedicate my life to making great music,” Galen explains.
Soon afterward, Galen was performing all over the country alongside such jazz legends as Kurt Elling, Bobby McFerrin, Chick Corea, Johnny Mathis and Darmon Meader, to name but a few.
However, just as life can deliver you high notes, it can also try to throw you off key.
Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis a little over a year ago, Galen frequently lends his time and talent towards helping find a cure. He’s performed “The Star-Spangled Banner” at numerous MS fundraisers, and donated portions of his CD sales to the National MS Society.
“Being part of the crusade to find a cure for MS allows me to combine my passion with a purpose on a deeply personal level,” Galen states.
“I want to make people feel the passion that I feel when I play a song that I love. The right song in the right moment can take you away and make you feel something everyday life can’t,” says Galen about his music.
His upcoming show at the Good Hurt Nightclub is certain to do just that!
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