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  • Hank Howe wrote on November 09, 2012 report

    Russel Blake As a Bassist, a short list of whom he has performed/toured/ recorded includes five years as the exclusive Bassist for Jazz Great Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Hugh Masekela, Paquito D’Rivera, Hilton Ruiz, Chaka Kahn, Wallace Roney, Hiram Bullock, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Harry Belafonte, Machito Y Su Orquesta, Dave Valentin, Michel Camillo, Sam Rivers, Clark Terry, Mary Wells, Wynton Marsalis, Mary Mary, Tramaine Hawkins, Melba Moore, Brenda Russell, and Cybill Shepherd. He also performed on Broadway as a bassist in the The Lion King and Dreamgirls.

    Paul "Sequence" Ferguson In 1998, Paul was invited by BET/Emerge Magazine to record one of his original songs, “Seashore Symphony”, on a compilation CD called The History of Love, along with world-renowned artists such as Marion Meadows, Jean Carne, Will Downing, Jacques Burvick, Pieces of a Dream, Chuck Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Marcus Johnson, Signature, Pure Soul, and Dianne Reeves.

    Bernard Rose Bernard has developed a unique style of his own. Growing up some of his favorite artist and groups included Quincy Jones, John Coltrane, Bobbi Humphrey, Patrice Rushen, Roy Ayers, George Duke, Weather Report, Spyro Gyra, Earth, Wind, and Fire and others. These artist inspired his interest in jazz, smooth jazz, and jazz fusion. His list of influences has grown greatly since childhood to include saxophonist such as Dave Koz, Warren Hill, Kim Waters, Jeff Kashiwa, Everette Harp, and others. Known for his smooth silky style, Bernard's playing and sound has gained great favor and appeal over a wide variety of audiences and people. Over the years, he has played at church, performed at banquets, weddings, workshops, retirement ceremonies, concerts, charity and other special events.

    Surewill 2011 Los Angeles Music Awards nominee for "Jazz Artist of The Year" 2011 Los Angeles Music Award Winner For "National Touring Artist of the Year " Will has had the pleasure of working on projects and performing with Grammy Award winning artists: Al Jarreau, George Duke, Mary J. Blige, Janet Jackson, and New Edition. He has also performed with many hard working artists in the industry such as NeYo and Sade.

    Joel Del Rosario With a music career spanning over two decades, guitarist and songwriter, Joel Del Rosario has just about touched every genre of music from: Classical, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Southern Gospel. Classically trained in Viola, Joel studied, performed, and was second chair in the San Francisco School of the Arts Orchestra. Though winning several competitions with the renowned SOTA orchestra, Joel felt the pull to venture into the world of jazz, which began his love affair with the genre and which would envelop a majority of his music career.

    Gary Fuston During the last years of high school Gary was also playing guitar with a group that was formed by friends that was called the T.O.C. Band which consisted of a bass, guitar, drums and a vocalist with out a keyboardist so Gary had to cover the melody of the group with his rhythmic guitar playing which challenged Gary to be the player he is today. During the time Gary was a member of the group (1979-1982) he was given a art scholarship to attend the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma as a art major and became a member of the USAO jazz band as the guitarist at the same time keeping his commitment to the T.O.C. Band. Over the years Gary has established his self as a writer, artist, producer and composer

    D. Scott. Buchanan is from Queens, NY. He has been a learned musician since the age of 11. His musical styles are Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Funk and Gospel. He primarily plays 4, 5 and 6 string electric basses as well as the acoustic double bass. Mr. Buchanan also plays the guitar. He is currently working with the Neo-Soul/R&B/Jazz group Rhonda Denet and the Bad Cats, The Whitfield Coppin Jr. Quartet, Collin Young’s Jazz Filament as well as working on this solo Jazz/Christian music CD.

    Sam Hankins as a trumpet player, Sam has performed and recorded with many bands: such as Glenn Miller big band, Clark Terry, circus bands, funk bands, on cruise ships, combos, and commercial recording sessions. He has performed with pop artist groups such as The O'Jays, Aretha Franklin, Al Jarreau, The Temptations, The Impressions, and The Dells.

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