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FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2015
Garland Nelson Ensemble

Silent Auction & Wine Pull   Use the form below to: have family and friends receive an invitation to the Gala
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KENTUCKY DERBY DAY ....need we say anymore!
Soul Session, the band is in FULL EFFECT!!!

Location: Saratoga National Golf Club
458 Union Ave
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Details below....

Cash Concession Food Items | 4pm - 8pm
Beer, Wine & Spirit Vendors | Cash Bar
Ron Bill’s New Orleans Stompers | 4pm - 6:30pm
No Reservations Required
$15 Admission | Prime will make $5 donation to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Jumbo-Tron TV featuring Live Race!
Frivolous Boutique Display
Habana Hand Rolled Cigar Station
BeerTruck Looking for a Derby Outfit to sport? | Mens Ware by The National | 385 Broadway
Hot Shaves for Men by Hair Creations + Shoe Shining available by SNGC
deJonghe Original Jewelry cleaning station
Helicopter Tours by Independent Helicopters | Reserve at 518.796.4006 | 5pm - 7pm

$75 inclusive | featuring Prime Steakhouse Buffet | 4pm - 8pm
Private Cash Bar
Complimentary Mint Julep Drink Ticket
3 TV’s with Live Derby Race
Guaranteed Seating
Vendor Liquor Tasting
Reservations Required | This space will sell out | 518.306.2330

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

all rights reserved


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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