Nelson Garcia has been playing the saxophone since he was 15 years old – growing up in Moca, Puerto Rico, where he studied with Julio Vasquez. Nelson later attended Berklee College of Music and earned his B.A. in composing and music production. In 2009, he released his first solo CD titled El Poder de tu Amor, which gained recognition in the US and sold over 40,000 copies in 2 years. He is recognized for his soulful and big tone, inviting sound on the tenor saxophone.
Nelson Garcia is currently putting the finishing touches to his new record New Horizons, which includes songs produced by Jean Sandoval and Chris ‘Big Dog’ Davis.
Nelson’s current single, “Got That Feeling” produced by Darren Rahm, has made the charts peaking at #3 on the Groove Jazz Charts and #59 on the Smooth Jazz Billboard Charts. Darren Rahm is a veteran smooth jazz producer with more than 25 number one hits on the Smooth Jazz Billboard Charts and has worked with some of the best artists in the business like Wayman Tisdale, Dave Koz, Tim Bowman and Nelson Rangell, just to name a few. Garcia says that this new album will make a huge difference in his career and will open new doors and avenues for the coming years.