Performing contemporary to classical music, my career has spanned from North America to Asia. Talents include composing lyrics and vocal arrangements for commercial jingles such as Nescafe, Acuve, Sony Vaio, Nestea and Kirin Fire Coffee, featuring Stevie Wonder and Pokeman TV series. Other recordings and or compositions include projects for Dancemania, Bass Patrol, teaching vocal workshops, writting lyrics, vocal arrangements and touring with Japanese artist such as Morning Musume, TRF, Max, Japanese Soul Legend Masayuki Suzuki and Tekeshi Nakatsuka, to name a few. I've also performed with legendary musicians including Cab Calloway, Theodore Marcus "Teddy" Edwards, Larry Von Nash, Carl Burnett, Roy Hargrove, George Clinton, Bernard Wright and the late Robert Palmer.
I've returned to the USA from performing years in Asia and also opening the Ritz Carlton in Tokyo Midtown. I was invited to perform at the Ritz Carlton Bahrain Luxury Hotel Resort and opened the Ritz Carlton Reserve Phulay Bay, Thailand and performed at the One & Only Resort Reethi Rah Maldives.
One of my goals is to record projects of "Standards" with a new fresh modern sound. I am and want to continue connecting with talented musicians that feel these type projects are important. A part of my music path is to continue the art of vocal expression with the soul of our fathers reaching the hearts and minds of our youth. If you share this idea feel free to contact me and let's discover a New Standard.
Lovers of Jazz, R&B and Spiritual Music... You are welcomed to visit my website & feel free to post comment/questions.
Thanks for stopping by!
Heading to Sao Paulo Brazil on Friday
for a week of film and music biz..
Wrote a song for the occasion,
"Sao Paulo Lights" which has already been
translated into Portugese and sounds
incredible in that language........the english
version is already up on Broadjam.....
Hope to get a chance to do something with
The Jazz Network is exactly what the title suggests, a place where you get to mix and mingle with those who have not only an appreciation for Jazz but a forum to hear new up and coming artists as well. I've hooked up with so many of my old friends that I've lost contact with over the years here and it's been a great place to meet folk, appreciate good music and Musicianship. What an incredible idea!!
At the Village Vanguard, one flight down from the hubbub of New York City, in a tight space packed with people, we're about to embark on a musical odyssey by sea. Our captain is saxophonist Chris Potter, who's launching his Odyssey-inspired album The Sirens.
Divine: The Jazz Albums, 1954-1958 packs four CDs with Vaughan's music, recorded live or in the studio with bands big and small. Two live albums from Chicago nightclubs are standouts, partly when a performance threatens to slide off the rails.
Grady Tate began his jazz career as a much-celebrated drummer, backing such icons as Wes Montgomery, Ella Fitzgerald, and Quincy Jones. Tate has since traded in his skins for a microphone at center stage, where he delivers smooth and soulful baritone vocals. With pianist John di Martino, Tate sings "Everybody Loves My Baby" and "Where Do You Start."