Brian Tarquin
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The Multi Emmy Award winning composer/guitarist Brian Tarquin has established himself as a top rate TV composer/recording artist and owner of Jungle Room Studios. In 2002, 2003 and 2005 he won an “Emmy for Outstanding Achievement in Music Direction and Composition for a Drama Series” and has been nominated for an Emmy 6 times. In 2006 SESAC honored him with the Network Television Performance Award. Tarquin first graced the Top 20 Billboard Charts back in 1997 with the commercial release; This is Acid Jazz, Vol. 2 on Instinct Records, followed by several solo jazz albums, which charted Top 10 at Contemporary Jazz in the late 90’s. From 1996 to 2001, Brian recorded four solo albums, Ghost Dance, Last Kiss Goodbye, Soft Touch and High Life and has appeared in over 12 Instinct compilations, selling over 130,000 records in his career. In 2008, Tarquin produced and wrote Fretworx, which showcased new recordings by guitar greats, Steve Morse, Billy Sheehan, Frank Gambale, Andy Timmons, Will Ray, plus many others. The album featured, exclusively released tracks inspired by those who lost their lives on 9-11, in which a portion of the profits were donated to the Friends of Firefighters 9-11 Foundation. It also contained rarity tracks from Steve Vai, Santana & Tommy Bolin, plus personal liner notes written by Hal Lindes of Dire Straits.