Tenor Saxophonist Jermaine Lockhart resides in Phoenix, Arizona. Jermaine was born in Cleveland, Ohio where he grew up in the Pentecostal Church playing his saxophone music.
Since then, he’s added jazz, straight-ahead grooves, and rhythm and blues genres to his repertoire.
Jermaine is motivated by musicians like George Benson, John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon, Woody Shaw, and Thelonius Monk because he says, “they pushed for a unique sound that touched the mind and soul of listeners. And that’s what I also hope to do… to perform music my listeners will continue to return to whenever they want to feel good. The one thing I’ve learned from Mr. Benson is to make music that sounds good and feels good.”
His versatility has won him respect from jazz lovers in many areas. He has shared the stage with Angie Bofill, Pieces of a Dream, Brian Auger, as well as the Jazz Crusaders and Bob James just to mention a few
JL now resides in Phoenix, Arizona with his family and continues to develop the purest sound his saxophone can make.
George Benson had this to say about tenor saxophonist Jermaine Lockhart –
“Jermaine Lockhart is an artist that comes along every once in a while. When you hear him play, it’s something very striking – so that the next time you hear him, you’ll KNOW that there is something very familiar about his sound.”