First impressions are lasting impressions and smooth jazz saxophonist, writer, and producer Edgar Wallace Jr. leaves a musical impression on his audience that is phenomenal.
Edgar has released his debut full-length independent smooth jazz c.d., in which he wrote and produced every song, except where noted, which was co-produced and arranged by bassist/producer Al Turner. Edgar used some of the hottest session musicians around who have performed with Anita Baker, Earl Klugh, Aretha Franklin, Oleta Adams, and Ronnie Laws to name a few. Edgar can be seen performing at various private and charitable events in the Metropolitan Detroit area. "I always try to work on my live performance because it brings out a different element in me that is hard to achieve in the studio, and the emotions that I feel from the audience are priceless".
Edgar was born and raised in the Metropolitan Detroit area. "Growing up exposed to musical styles ranging from Marvin Gaye, to John Coltrane, the Temptations and to the contemporary sounds of Grover Washington Jr. has allowed me to appreciate different genres of music". "Coming from a younger generation of electronic music and smooth grooves, the contemporary saxophone of Grover Washington Jr. definitely inspired me to take my saxophone playing to another level".
Edgar plays soprano, alto and tenor saxophones and keyboards. He also composes, produces, engineers and performs digital audio and midi editing on the computer. This is quite an achievement for one individual and it demonstrates the drive and determination Edgar possesses to be successful in the music business and it will certainly be evident when listening to his soundtrack entitled "On The Beach"."All of the songs on the c.d. mean a lot to me, as any song should to an artist who performs their own material. "Take My Hand","Soul Journey" and "The Dress" are special to me because the material appeared to me while dreaming. I know that none of this wouldn't be possible without God, and I know how it feels to be personally blessed by God".