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Jazz: Smooth Jazz Moods: Instrumental Jazz: Jazz-Funk

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Gary Pamer

Passionate about playing the sax since his early years growing up in New York City, Gary Palmer frequently turned to the horn as an outlet and stress reliever during his many years as a law enforcement official. In addition to playing it to ease the tension of difficult workdays, he always had contemporary/smooth jazz on the radio, calming him and helping him focus when he was on stakeouts in Lauderhill, Florida – where he retired in law enforcement in 2010. In addition to realizing a lifelong dream, the release of his critically acclaimed debut album “Love Me Again” in 2015 gave him the opportunity to help others chill via his cool, catchy melodies, old school production vibe, tropical flavors and easy funk grooves.

Eager to learn more about production, embrace new sonic ideas and up his creative game as an artist, Palmer reached out to a handful of the genre’s top artists and studio masters to develop his dynamic follow-up project "Coast 2 Coast". The album title reflects the amazing tracks the Ft. Lauderdale based performer created in Los Angeles with two time Grammy winning artist/producer and renowned urban jazz hit-maker Paul Brown, chart-topping guitarist/producer Nils and Kay-ta, a guitarist/producer who plays with Greg Adams’ East Bay Soul. Palmer also did some tracks with pianist Tim Watson in North Carolina and guitarist David P. Stevens in Philadelphia. One of the three tracks the saxophonist recorded with Brown is a cover of Stanley Clarke’s “Lisa.”

“I wanted to do something very different and take my artistry to the next level,” Palmer says, “so I made the conscious decision to concentrate on my playing and give the songwriting and production reins to some of my favorite artists and producers. "Coast 2 Coast" is all about giving people different flavors of who I am as an artist while still making them feel good.”

Palmer’s influence in the genre has expanded into the realm of internet radio with the launch in 2016 of his station WSJR-DB. Featuring a combination of smooth jazz, old school R&B, and gospel on Sundays, the station currently airs in over 50 countries worldwide. Palmer hosts the weekly Quiet Storm/slow jam program “The Love Zone” on Wednesdays.
While currently serving as the Colonel of the Department of Detention and Community Programs for the Broward County Sheriff’s Office. Palmer has kept up a steady schedule of musical performances, including events for the Miami Heat, St. James Live in Atlanta and the Augusta Music Fest and The Deerfield Beach Arts Festival.