Brooklyn born, Amityville, New York raised singer, songwriter, producer and arranger Gil Small has played a major role in a number of "underground" soul gems over the past decade, providing both material and mentorship to a new generation of soul artists.
Trained on classical piano by his mother, Small gravitated to the sounds of Earth, Wind and Fire and Stevie Wonder as well as to the French horn as a principal instrument. Under the tutelage of Everett Collins (then the drummer
for the Isley Brothers), Small developed a greater understanding of music and enrolled at the Berklee College Of Music.
Following graduation, Small began working in music production, learning from Isley keyboardist Chris Jasper as well as other artists ranging from De La Soul to Lalah Hathaway. He served as a "ghost producer" on several projects over the next few years before forming his own Groove City Entertainment.
Over the course of the current decade, Small has worked on a number of notable independent projects, including albums by Freddie Jackson, Angela Johnson, Monet and Asaph Womack and several television and film projects.
By Chris Rizik