|Location: Columbus, GA, United States|
|Description: My music is very smooth jazz with piano as the solo instrument backed by full tracks. It’s calming,relaxing and romantic. It’s music that you can ride to or meditate to.|
|Biography: Tony Faison
Tony Faison was born and raised in North Carolina. Music has been a part of his life since he was a child. He is originally known for his unique, while extraordinary gift of playing many instruments. He professionally plays bass guitar, drums, keyboard, piano, organ, acoustic guitar and percussion. Tony has been a musician for more than 18 years. He has composed and arranged numerous instrumental tracks for stage plays, pageants, psalmists, television and film, commercials, and religious settings. Tony played bass guitar in live recordings for Wendy Wyatt Henderson and Michael Mahaffey, both were independent projects. Tony has served as Music Director for Miles Draper Mealing & YNS Chorale’s live recording on an independent project. He has he played for live concerts, inspirational services and many major events.
As music has greatly evolved over the last few decades, so has the gift and ability of Tony Faison. He has been playing and singing different styles of music for many years, as a result of listening to many influential artists. Artists that have impacted him both instrumentally and vocally, are artist such as, Ben Tankard, Herbie Hancock, Ramsey Lewis, Fred Hammond, Stevie Wonder, Brian McKnight, Commissioned, The Winans, Kim Burrell and many more. He has a unique sound that presents a combination of R&B, pop, urban, contemporary, jazz, and gospel.
Although being a musician was the start of his career, singing was always a love that remained behind the scenes. Leading praise and worship, wedding solo’s, teaching choir parts, and vocal training over the years is what led to the maturation of his vocal abilities. He has spent the last 5 years recording, producing, and discovering his own style.
Currently, this singer, songwriter, producer and musician has recorded 4 CD’s, Stay Together: Inspirational Love Songs, The Christ Culture, The Greatest Gift of All: Christmas Project, & Testimony. The newest project is called “Smooth Jazz”. A very relaxing while romantic smooth jazz cd.
Tony currently lives in Columbus Ga. He has several tracks in TV and film including one of them used at the Emmy awards this year 2011. He currently serves as the Music Manager for two churches, Faith Worship Center, International in Columbus, GA, and River Of Life, International in Asheville, NC both under the leadership of Dr. Ann L. Hardman.