Stan Sargeant – Hot Jazz

Degreed in molecular biology from Howard University, his science origins and passion for music translated brilliantly to music theory and practical application.

Stan Sargeant relocated from Washington DC to LA in 1991. There he met famed blues guitarist Johnny ‘Guitar’ Watson. The unfolding of his dream had begun.

Though well-known as a bassist in the Los Angeles area, Stan’s reputation spans both US and international markets. Following several years of touring in Europe, Stan performed with pop singer Jody Watley on the Arseneo Hall Show in 1994. He remained with Jody Watley for two years.

By 1998, Stan’s resume of performances and tours would feature an enviable cast of world-class artists: Keiko Matsui, Bobby Caldwell, Patti Austin, Dolly Parton, Dianne Caroll, The Jazz Crusaders, Vanessa Williams, Suzanne Sommers, Peggy Lee, Lou Bega, Next, Montel Jordan, Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Oleta Adams, Richard Elliott, Paul Jackson Jr., Peter White, Barry Manilow, and many others.

In 1998, Stan worked as the in-house bassist on the Howie Mandel Show. On the show, he met Kevin Eubanks and ‘Smitty’ Smith. When the Howie Mandel Show ended a year later, he was picked up again by Barry Manilow.

In March 2002, Stan accepted a position as the in-house bassist on the Tonight Show.

Stan Sargeant is composing songs for Mindy Abair, David Benoit and several other upcoming artists. Currently, Stan is touring with Al Jarreau.

Stan Sargeant – Hot Jazz published with permission of Bettie Grace Miner.