Primary Instrument: Band/orchestra
Turning Point by Daysahead features the compelling voice of Kim Leachman and artistry of guitarist Steve Wright...near perfect marriage artistically...high energy music with lyrical substance. Contemporary Jazz
International music group Daysahead was recently featured at the 2009 Intwasa Arts Festival in Zimbabwe. They were honored to be the only American group as they represented the U.S. Embassy and performed masterclasses and a concert at the festival in Africa.
Daysahead has performed other major festivals including the Capital Jazz Festival, Atlanta Jazz Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Capital Jazz Supercruise (Bermuda), Bayfest Music Festival, National Black Arts Festival, Capital BBQ Battle Fest, Richmond Fine Arts Music Festival, NY Harborfest, Live! On Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Jazz In The Garden National Arts Gallery. The band also performs high profile events including CNN Black In America film pre-screening, & world-renowned poet/author Maya Angelou's 80th Birthday Party....
Awards:Best Duo/Group nomination - SoulTracks Best Band nomination - RockWired Best Album nomination - RockWired
Turning Point, features Wright's electric guitar as the musical centerpiece with Leachman's wonderfully smokey-voice on top... The common theme is strong instrumentation and the “live” feel of the performance. SoulTracks
“It is the combination of Kim's impressive command of that indefinable voice that goes from gospel, to soul, to jazz and to rock in a seconds notice, and the dexterity of Steve's guitar playing. Who knew such sounds, textures, and imagination could come from just six strings. Daysahead is all about chemistry; that often times elusive element that makes everything come together.” RockWired
“Daysahead makes their mark on the scene, with an album that's soulful and revives the spirit of the golden era of the 70's & 80's....a sound that's both contemporary & timeless with an air-tight band and bewitching front woman.” RhythmFlow
“The opening track, 'You Move Me', explodes with raw detailed vigor and style you rarely hear in music these days.” Contemporary Jazz
“Daysahead’s debut cd 'Turning Point' is a great showcase of their expansive vision of popular music.” SoulTracks
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
Credits and References provided upon request.
Various topics include: Music Composition Fusion of Genres Spirituality in Music