Jeremy Turgen Quintet Feat: Cleveland P. Jones – “Blessed” Cleveland P. Jones “Mistakes”
IZIPHO Soul Records
Release Date: 31st July 2020
Two outstanding pieces of music from a few years ago on vinyl for the first time.
‘Blessed’ is a Gospel Jazz treasure that builds into an impassioned workout, whilst ‘Mistakes’ showcases Cleveland’s vocal acrobatics that only he can generate. It is difficult to hear this song and not be moved
Twenty seven year old trumpeter and vocalist, Jeremy Turgeon, was born and raised in Springfield, Massachusetts. Born into a family of music lovers, it is no surprise that music ended up being his career choice. First picking up the trumpet at age 11, Jeremy took to the horn. Upon entering high school, Jeremy was immediately placed into the concert ensembles. Directed by Music Educator Grammy Nominee, Gary Bernice, he would become the programs first Drum Major as a Sophomore and the Band’s President as a Senior. During his junior and senior years, Jeremy successfully auditioned for the MMEA Western District Orchestra and sat Principle and Second chair. He would also go on to sit in with the United States Navy Band as well as first chair in the MA Lions All State Concert and Jazz Bands, UMASS Honor Band and CMG Jazz Ensembles. Jeremy graduated from high school with the highest musical honors given to date. In 2013, Jeremy entered the prestigious Berklee College of Music. It was there that he would receive his first set of consistent private lessons with professors – Scott DeOgburn, Charlie Lewis, and Christine Fawson. He left Berklee after the summer of 2014, but he keeps his connections with the school strong and performs on campus at least once a year.
Jeremy has performed at numerous venues and festivals. Some of the most notable being: NAMM, Musikfest, Hard Rock Cafe, Rockwood Music Hall, Shrine World Music Venue, Lincoln Center (Out of Doors), Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos, Litchfield Jazz Festival, Springfield Jazz and Roots Festival, Indie Soul Festival, Stone Soul Festival, Gloucester Blues Fest and many more. Over the years, he has worked with many local, regional, national, and international artists including: Avery Sharpe, Pancho Tomaselli, The Delfonics, Shana Wilson, Jerry Bergonzi, Wali Ali, Braxton Cook, Asa “Ace” Livingston, Tony “Thunder” Smith, Marty Walsh, Danny “D Mo” Morris, Cleveland P. Jones, Taylor Ho Bynum, Magdalena Gomez, Jo Sallins, Natalie “Redd” McKnight, Michelle Brooks-Thompson, The John Hanifin Band, and many others!
Currently, Jeremy is endorsed by Cannonball Musical Instruments. He leads the horn section for Gospel Music Legend, Doobie Powell. He also leads his own band, the Jeremy Turgeon Quintet, the “Lines on the Fly” Horn Section, and does freelance live and studio work. He is also the trumpet teacher at the award winning Community Music School of Springfield, and is a member of their nationally recognized outreach program – Sonido Musica.