Guy P. Meredith Jr.
408 Oak Park Drive
Boerne, Tx. 78006
Professional and Educational Chronology
1948-Born February 22 in Washington DC
1954-Began classical piano instruction
1956-Began guitar instruction with Charlie Byrd
1957-Recorded first album with The High Tones –music was Big-Band Jazz compositions.
1958-1962-Performed with The High Tones throughout the East Coast of America. During this period the group performed at many jazz festivals and for visiting dignitaries. To understand the jazz idiom better I began instruction in brass and woodwind instruments.
1963-1966-Co-wrote and recorded various singles for artists on RCA, Columbia, Roulette and Mercury record labels.
Became one of the youngest members of the American Guild of Organist (AGO)
Performed classical and original Liturgical compositions at famous churches in and around Washington DC, including The National Cathedral.
Chosen by my peers to be Student arranger/conductor of my High School Concert Wind Ensemble.
Received 12 superior awards for trumpet performance representing local, state and national competitions.
1967-1969-Studied music performance, music theory and piano/organ at the University of Maryland. However, at this time there were no degrees offered in jazz performance so I continued my education privately with one on one lessons with jazz innovator and Jazz Hall of Fame pianist Bill Evans. His influence, knowledge and wonderful ability to teach are the major reason I have attained my success in performance and teaching.
The Jazz-Fusion band Sinbad I started recorded 2 albums for Columbia records and toured the US, Canada and the Caribbean. We also performed at the Montreaux Jazz Festival and the Newport Jazz Festival.
Recorded Top 10 single “One Small Step” at the end of 1969.
1970-1975: Performed internationally and, throughout the US.
Co-wrote and performed music for television sitcom “Mulligan’s Stew”, which later on 3 albums were released from the show.
Composed 2 film scores for Universal Pictures.
Implemented Jazz Clinics in Sarasota Florida and Jazz Master Classes in St.Petersburg Florida.
Composed and performed “Infidel”, a contemporary jazz-rock opera, at Van Wazel Concert Hall in Sarasota Florida.
Performed at the New Orleans Jazz Festival and the Jamaica Jazz Festival.
1976-1980: In Nashville became music director/pianist for Grammy Award winner Donna Fargo.
Music Director/Recording Artist on Grammy Award winning albums for Nashboro Records produced by Shannon Williams.
Pianist for Dick Clark Television Productions.
Toured extensively internationally and throughout the West Coast of America.
Gave Jazz Performance classes in Nashville.
1980-1984: Performed in Latin America with jazz greats Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz and my old teacher and friend Charlie Byrd.
1984-1994: Returned to US to Hilton Head South Carolina.
Founded Hilton Head Records and Mere-Note Productions.
Joined ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers).
Recorded and released 6 CD’s for retail market.
Composed and recorded score for made-for-TV-movie “Alpha Centaur”.
Started private music school for jazz studies.
Composed and recorded specialty music for ESPN, Turner broadcasting, the Weather Channel and radio and television stations in the southeast US.
Received various awards and recognition for musical compositions and recordings.
1990-2006: Concert jazz pianist for RCCL performing worldwide on cruise ships.
Retired from RCCL in 2006.
Moved to Texas in 2006.
2013: Released “Home Cookin’”a double CD set.
I am a single and multi-engine pilot with over 800 hours. I started flying in 1975.