Hananeel, a fusion jazz band with a new innovative sound created from the influences of jazz, fusion, rock, funk and gospel. The sound resonates with excitement, inspiration, and creativity from six of the most progressive minds in music today. Based out of Indianapolis, Indiana, band members, Peppy Smith on synths, Keith A. Phelps on synths and piano, Leland Crenshaw on guitar, Kenny Phelps on drums, Hamilton Hardin on guitar and sax, and Keith Phelps on bass have an extraordinary cohesiveness combining over 20 years of experience that constructs the foundation on which Hananeel’s musical structure resides. Experiences that include performing for President Bill Clinton, Grammy nominated production, international touring, performing with renown artist such as Slide Hampton, Eartha Kit, George Duke, and Winton Marsalis. Hananeel’s vision and purpose is to penetrate every facet of music media, setting the standard in music formulation, preparation, and performance
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Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."