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Brian Jett's childhood and teenage musical influences included Stevie Wonder, Karen Carpenter, Donny Hathaway, Joe Pass, Earl Klugh, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Phil Keaggy, Barney Kessel, and a number of vocalist from the 1940s and 50s. Notably, Sarah Vaughn and June Christy.
During the early 1990s, Jett played routinely with the “Boss of the B-3” Winston Walls and on one memorable occasion, brother Jack McDuff.
Prior to putting the guitar away for graduate studies, Jett wrote a host of songs and composed many lite jazz guitar compositions to include the soulful Benson style original, “Remembering When.” His happy song, “With The Flow” and "St. James Court" recorded with bassist, Doug Griffin, has caught the attention of lite jazz lovers who enjoy tasteful and joyful melodic lines.
Brian is currently writing and arranging gospel, country, RnB, and other instrumental jazz tunes including old hymns brought to a smooth jazz life with his soulful style that continues to grow as he does.
Brian G. Jett’s (Pen Name) name is well known among authors associated with his ability to foment inspirational, thought-provoking quotations which now number over 700 - published world wide in a multitude of books, assays, scholastic missives, and Internet sources. His writings can be found in “Chicken Soup for the Soul” best selling series of books, “The Washington Post”, “Wisdom Magazine”, “Venice Gulf Coast Magazine”, “Nothing To Fear” by the late Larry Burkett, KentuckyPetz Magazine, and a host of other publications.
His desire is to continue to inspire by word and by soulful guitar artistry developed mostly by ear and from “...playing what I hear…”
LifeMentoring.com AP 2002 press release; HCI Publishing