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2015 Summer Public Schedule Post Cards

2015 SS Postcard Calendar.pdf


Friday, June 19, 2015

Open to the public...wear comfortable shoes!

Dango's Restaurant Tent
38 Caroline Street
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

9p - 1am


Thursday, June 25, 2015
Solo Performance
Wolf's 1-11 Restaurant
111 Wolf Road
Colonie, NY 12205

6p - 9p


July 2015 beyond is coming....along with the new site.  in the meantime...

Saturday, July 11th

Soul Session
, a high energy and spirited ensemble, performs multi-genre soul music with entertaining command and spontaneous originality.  Led by "soulist" Garland Nelson, FORMER lead vocalist of the New York Players, Soul Session emotes supernatural passions from material by Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Bob Marley, Bill Withers, and many others.  Founded on the belief that soul music is God's multicultural life line, Soul Session heightens our organic humanity by making the audience the center of attention through call and response, dance, and praise.  Consequently EVERY SHOW manifests a creative classic/neo musical flavor
This Original/Cover Band specializes in All Event types:

Corporate Functions (Large Conferences to Cocktail lunches)
Weddings (Not a Wedding Band, But a Band that does Weddings)
Club Gigs (All Size....we'll blow it up and entertain all age groups)
Recordings (Those in need of studio musicians for original material)
Private Parties (of all sizes and types--e.g. Birthdays and Retirements)
Showcases (Original Music Shows)

Various Combinations of Soul Session, the band:

Concert Band:
- Garland Nelson "Soulist"
- Chris Dollard - Keys/Vocals
- Danny Whelchel - Drums
- Chris Peck - Bass
- Brian Melick - Percussion
- Tim Williams - Sax/Vocal/Flute
- Brian Kaplan - Guitar/Vocals/Trombone
- Pete Giroux - Trumpet
- Nate Giroux - Tenor Sax
- Tyler Giroux - Valved Trombone

- Singers
Rena Graf (Soprano)
    + Chris Dollard (Tenor)
Private Events Unplugged / Acoustic Soul (*)
Garland Nelson "Soulist" (*)
- Zac Rossi - Guitar

The Garland Nelson Ensemble
- Chris Dollard - Piano/Vocals
- Garland Nelson - Drums/Vocals
- Chris Peck - Bass
- Tim Williams - Sax/Vocals/Guitar

G7 b5 Production Studios, DBA
(an affiliate of Soul Session Edu-tainment, Inc.)

Owned and operated by Garland Nelson, we specialize in Small to Medium Projects, including solo acoustic artists, 7-9 piece bands, and voice over talent.
This Fully Digital, 32-Track Studio uses Cakewalk X1 Producert, Class A outboard micpre's/DIs, and mastering software plug-ings; excellent recording microphones (eg. Mojave MA 200 & Royer 121 (2)); pro musical equipment (eg. Mahogany Pearl Masters, Aguilar DB 10/15 Bass Cabs, Fender Hot Rod deluxe Amp), and access to world-class professional musicians. Dedicated Singing Booth for vocal tracking and voice-over tracks.  Competitive Rates and open ended access 24 hours pending scheduling. 

For more information, please contact:
Garland Nelson (owner/engineer/vocal talent) 518.583.8102.  If you desire an old-school intimate recording atmosphere with access to a full kitchen, Game Room, and outdoor chill areas, INQUIRE!

****Original Artists seeking Producers and/or Management Consulting are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!****

Located in Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 - Fully Insured
******************************************************* addition to Soul Session Edu-tainment's full Live band configurations, we added to the Wedding and Special Event Services ....

Full Dj and Lighting Services with LIVE MUSIC Cocktails!

- Event Coordination
- Emcee capabilities
- Auctioneer
- Sound reinforcement from 50 guests to 2000 guests
- Full light show and presentation equipment
- Live cocktail music from Solo to Quintet Acoustic
- And yours truly.....DJ G-Smoove is back in the building!

Please call or email for information and availability!
518.583.8102 |

photo by Tracey Buyce Photography

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George Benson at SPAC 2009
- Background Singers: Garland Nelson, Sherry Jean Waite, Chris Dollard, Jeff Halstead, and Emily Bindinger

Soul Session Edu-tainment, Inc. Artist:

Garland Nelson
- Singer/Songwriter/Multi-instrumentalist/Entertainer
- Producer/Event Promotions and Coordinator
- Commercial Work, Jingles, Voice Over, Print Ad, and Radio Personality
- Dramatic Actor, Modern Dance, and Tap

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