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The Journey of

ALVIN GARRETT 

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Grammy-nominated Songwriter Alvin Garrett’s album  The Lightness Of Love (HILL Entertainment) reaffirms  the importance of connection, love and togetherness, and  comes on the heels of Alvin’s recently released album  The Awakening, a reflection of the recent social unrest  and injustice. With music and lyrics to inspire, Alvin has  captivated audiences everywhere and recently performed  his poignant song “It Starts In The Heart” during the  historic 56th annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, one  of the largest Civil Rights events in the country. He has  been featured by American Songwriter, USA Today,  Urban Music Scene and more, and he co-wrote the first  #1 Gospel song “Patiently Praising” to hit the top of the  charts in 2021 with co-writer Fred Jerkins III.  

With his fourth, full-length studio album The Lightness  Of Love, Alvin offers a free and easy infusion of intricate  arrangements and melodic vocal lines combined  with Smooth Jazz and sultry R&B. With each song,  Alvin settles into a pocket so deep you’ll want to  get comfortable. His intuitive sense of emotion and  musicality are on full display and easily translated in  songs like “In It,” revealing a delicate and impressive  range of vocal scales, transporting the listener into a  feeling of euphoria.

Title track “The Lightness of Love”  features Jazz/Classical Flutist and Billboard No.1 charting  recording artist Kim Scott, and his lead single “My Gift  To You,” is a bold offering of romance and steamy lyrical  wordplay with undertones of Gospel. Altogether, the  seven-song collection is compelling, and brings together  his sophisticated voice, expressive melodies, masterful  songwriting, and a musical energy that is uplifting. 

The Alabama native and award-winning triple threat  singer, songwriter and producer has amassed multiple  awards including a Grammy nomination, a Soul Train,  Dove and Stellar Award, and has had an impressive  career that’s ushered him to the forefront of Soul and  R&B as a professional bassist and producer, arranger  and songwriter for Joe, Kelly Rowland, Fantasia Barrino,  Reuben Studdard, Jordan Knight, Deitrick Haddon and  more. Recently, Alvin teamed up with The Dannon Project  with his innovative songwriting program The Write  Life, helping at-risk youth coming out of the criminal  justice system. He teaches songwriting techniques and  helps youth develop life management skills, effective  communication and build emotional maturity.