New York City-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, composer and engineer Morgan Guerin has achieved much in his young, burgeoning career. From composition to appearances on significant stages, Guerin has spent his life exploring new and exciting ways to navigate sound.
Dubbed a “wunderkind saxophonist and multi-instrumentalist” by the New York Times, Guerin was born into a New Orleans musical family with a pianist mother and bassist father. Later, he went on to study at the New School in Manhattan.
Guerin gravitated toward the drums when he was just a few months old and started playing the saxophone when he was 7. He moved to Atlanta in 2009 to complete middle and high school, where he also began playing more instruments and getting deeper into engineering and production. He then moved to New York City in 2016 for college and to pursue his career.
Guerin is skilled on several instruments, including bass, saxophones, electronic wind instrument, drums and keyboards. Notable collaborators include Terri Lyne Carrington and Kassa Overall, both with whom Guerin played bass, sax, EWI and drums; Esperanza Spalding, with whom he played bass, sax and synthesizers, and Tyshawn Sorey, with whom Guerin played tenor and soprano sax and EWI.
In 2016, the Huffington Post named his debut album, “The Saga,” one of the best jazz albums of the year. In 2017, Stereogum highlighted his sophomore album, “The Saga II,” as one of the year's best albums. He was featured on Terri Lyne Carrington & Social Science’s award-winning album, “Waiting Game.” He was also a songwriter and co-producer of Esperanza Spalding’s 2019 Grammy-winning record, “12 Little Spells.” His third album, “The Saga III,” was released in 2020.