Melvin Quinones, also known as Melvin Llord, is the founder of the social network MySaxTalk.com. He started studying saxophone by age 11, with the idea of someday playing in the local church's band. He never made it to that group, but that didn't discourage him from his passion for music. By the age of 15, he was recording music with local bands and slowly gaining popularity as one of the best sax players in western Puerto Rico.
At 17, his talent was discovered by Andrew Ruiz, one of the most popular band directors in Puerto Rico, who quickly extended him an invitation to play with international Latin star Wilkins.
At a young age, he shared the stage with Puerto Rico’s finest artists, such as Marc Anthony, Ednita Nazario and Gilberto Santarosa, among others.
He joined the 248th Army Band at 19. He played for 7 years and traveled to many states and countries. Melvin has more than 25 years of experience as a Music Producer, Song writer, Sax and Keyboard Player.
He is working on his first production as a soloist, featuring Grammy award nominees “The Negroni Trio”, Samuel Gali, Milton Sesenton, Carlomagno Araya, Oscar Stagnaro, Richie Ray and one of the nation’s top recording guitarist, Mr. Ramon Stagnaro (Celine Dione, Josh Groban, Andrea Bocelli, etc). The projected release date for this CD is Nov. 6, 2010.
The following is a list of some of the most noticeable artists he has worked with:
• 248th US Army Band – Alto Sax
• 65th Infantry US Army Reserve Band – Alto Sax
• Don Omar – The Last Don Live DVD - Arranger, Tenor Sax – VI Music
• Thalia – Keyboards – Live at WAPA TV
• Daddy Yankee – Tenor Sax (At the Last Don concert)
• Wilkins – Alto Sax, Tenor Sax
• Tiziano Ferro – Keyboards – Live at WAPA TV
• Frankie J - Tenor Sax (At the Last Don concert)
• Tego Calderon – Tenor Sax (At the Last Don concert)
• MDO – Tenor Sax, Keyboards
• Pablo Portillo - Keyboards
• Nino Segarra – Tenor Sax, Programming, Engineering
• Anamia Bose – Producer, Orchestrator, Engineering – Sony/BMG
• Stevan Micheo – Producer, Programming, Engineering, Sax
• LK3 – Orquestration, Engineering
• Andy Montañez – Tenor Sax (At the Last Don concert)
• Kiuldreth – Programming, Co-Author – Sony BMG
• Trebol Clan – Tenor Sax (At the Last Don concert)
• Miss Universe 2005 – Tenor Sax - NBC
• Objetivo Fama 2 (Reality Show) – Producer, Programming – Univision Records/TV
• Cotorreando – Tenor Sax – Univision TV
• En Serio con Silverio – Tenor Sax, Keyboards - Telemundo TV
• Anda Pal Cara – Tenor Sax - Univision TV
• Wendell Rivera – Alto Sax
• Mickey Rivera – Tenor Sax
• Awilda Zayas – Alto Sax
• Gary Garay – Alto Sax, Brass, Flute