Guitar has been the primary focus of Brent since the early days of 1976. He has toured through Slovenija & Italy as a duet, playing festivals, Bed & Breakfast inns, and pubs along the way, composed for radio, television commercials, film trailers and CD-rom sales pitches for software companies. Mr. Magstadt has studied jazz, classical, and is - similar to Ms. Thal - an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. A vinyl release in 1985 was subsequently followed by extensive ensemble performances, including stage shares with Andy Narrell, Carl Fontana, and Randy Brecker. The year 2005 finally brought Brent to the studio, resulting in his first solo CD release \"Brent Magstadt\". Currently writing and recording with Ms. Thal for his next release, Brent continues to perform with The Elementals and Sherri Thal, and as a sideman in Lava Jam Band.
\"Brent Magstadt may be the most significant and innovative artist that you have never heard.\" Keith \"MuzikMan\" Hannaleck (www.muzikman.org)
\"In the captivating Samba De Los Rockos he synthesizes grand and picante Latin melodies and rhythms that draw an irresistibly sensuous samba line straight South across the border. Passionate diversity; at once rhythmic and joyful -- describes Brent Magstadt\'s latest musical iteration. Play it often. Play it loud.\" Susan McCabe, President, Voice of Vashon Radio (www.voiceofvashon.org)