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Dennis Bell

Born: April 12    Primary Instrument: Piano

Dennis Bell

Gold/Platinum Award winning Producer, Pianist, Composer, Arranger, Music Educator & Conductor. CEO GuavaJamm Entertainment, City Slicker Productions and Mark of Aries Music (BMI) NYC Born and Raised (Bronx) attended NYC's HS of Music & Art, NYU and Master's from Queens College Music Educator-Bronx Borough Wide Chorus, LaGuardia HS of Music & Art, Professional Associate Professor of Music- Mercy College

Artists Produced and worked with-U2, Dave Valentin, Lee Ritenauer, Doug E Fresh, New Voices of Freedom, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Eddie Jones, Nick Brignola, Buddy Morrow, Sal Salvador, Gerry Niewood, Alex Blake, Lynette Washington, Jimmy Ownes, Pepper Adams, Dave Grusin, Larry Rosen, Tom Browne, Marcus Miller, Buddy Williams, Touche, Pantheon, Dennis Bell Jazz NY, Sidra Bell Dance NY, Lenny Kravitz etc 2012 ArtsWestchester's Artist Award winner

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2012 ArtsWestchester's Artist Award winner
http://www.thedailywhiteplains.com/neighbors/white-plains-pianist-release- live-jazz-album http://www.theexaminernews.com/archives/whiteplains/WhitePlainsExaminer1 2-27-11.pdf CD Reviews: Dennis Bell 'I Myself & Me' GJE0007 Posted by: Adminon Saturday, August 13, 2005 - 08:23 AM Reviews Jazz pianist Dennis Bell admits right away the Bill Evans minspiration from Evans's CD project ''Conversations With Myself'' as the underpinning for his new project! I must say however, that this is quite the '' dialogue'' as it were with us his devoted listeners. Dennis can cite quite a laundry list of credentials & luminaries he's played with as his backdrop of journeyman experience.....But, that said, this work still stands alone in it's raw beauty & depth! His improvisations seem to dominate, yes even pervade our sensibilities with a profound & broad melodic interest.....Indeed, deep musical vision as well. This intriguing individualistic jazz artist proffers us a well stirred mix of viable horn lines, grace, suppleness, & certainly virtuosity. Ergo, I think we'll keep him!

George W. Carroll/The Musicians' Ombudsman

Label: GuavaJamm Entertainment Inc CD Available through the following outlets: www. guavajammm.net store.yahoo.com/guavajammstore www.apple.com/itunes/store www.orchard.com (Orchard Network of Digital Distributors) cdbaby.com, amazon.com CD Reviews: Dennis Bell ''Then & Now'' GJE0008 Posted by: Adminon Monday, October 25, 2004 - 09:39 PM Reviews George W. Carroll

Jazz Pianist Dennis Bell documents his musical efforts through his body of work.........And, his present project ''Then & Now'' is superbly presented & notated............As well as ably held up by his consummately gifted sidemen.

The group creates a coherent pulse, giving their music a human face.''Then & Now'' is more ''now'' than ''then.''

George W. Carroll/The Musicians' Ombudsman CD Reviews: Lynette Washington ''Smoky Dawn'' & ''Live'' w/Dennis bell Posted by: Adminon Friday, September 19, 2003 - 10:15 AM Reviews By George W. Carroll

What an immaculate personification of our kindred 'Black Culture' as I perused and reviewed the (2) very animated CD projects that were sent to me, intoned by jazz chanteuse, Lynette Washington. I am an unapologetic Ellington-phile. So, I must bring attention to the impeccable rendition Lynette & her sideman proffered, reinventing the eternal jazz ballad, ''In A Sentimental Mood.'' Bellisimo!!

Washington's search for purity in her craft is exemplified in her vocalise. She Offers her listenership the very essence of a cool, laid back style. She possesses a vocal quality of the rarest sort, Namely: Control of her instrument, a sensuous vibrato, command of her ideas, and a highly developed musical feeling. This project shows us that there's always something 'different' that has that capacity to fascinate, which is also divergent & 180 degrees away from the norm. Good work baby!!

Available here: www.guavajamm.net store.yahoo.com/guavajammstore cdbaby.com amazon.com

George W. Carroll/The Musicians' Ombudsman 315 Reads CD Reviews: Lynette Washington ''Long, Long Ago'' Posted by: Adminon Wednesday, November 05, 2003 - 12:03 AM Reviews By George W. Carroll

One of the more prolific & poignant attributes of our human nature is our ability to create change. Our adaptability to take a stolid, & stoic genre, & mold into something we of the jazz genre can understand.

I proclaim that jazz chanteuse Lynette Washington & her stalwart sidemen have succeeded thus, in their musical celebration of the combined religious festivities of Christmas, Chanukah, & Kwanzaa. Lynette's vocals are a perfect marriage to the wonderful (I'll assume) originals to immortalize these specific holidays. Reedman Gerry Niewood is flawless in his reflective & moving renderings for the whole project........Giving Lynette the perfect vocal platform to ply her fine vocalise. All in all, a very solid CD project indeed! Hey baby! You can stuff my stocking anytime!! CDS avail. @: www.guavajamm.net

George W. Carroll/the Musicians' Ombudsman

CD Title: Smoky Dawn

Year: 2004

Record Label: Guavajamm Entertainment

Style: Jazz Vocals

Musicians: Lynette Washington, vocals. Dennis Bell, piano.

Review: The husky-sweet voice of Lynette Washington lights up the night with a collection of American Standards that is sure to please the jazz listening audience. Direct, warm, imaginative, the vocals and piano work are superb.

There are fourteen songs on the CD. Among the lovely songs are found “In A Sentimental Mood,” “All The Things You Are,” “Cry Me A River,” “Here's That Rainy Day,” “Someone To Watch Over Me,” and “When I Fall In Love.”

The emotional highs touch the audience in a sensitive way, each song telling a story that lingers in the mind. A fine collection in all ways.

Record Label Website: http://www.guavajamm.net

Reviewed by: Lee Prosser CD Title: Long, Long Ago

Year: 2002

Record Label: GuavaJamm Entertainment

Style: Holiday Jazz

Musicians: Lynette Washington (vocals); Gerry Niewood (saxophones); Dennis Bell (piano); Cameron Brown (bass); Darryl Pellegrini (drums).

Review: The holiday season never fails to yield some refreshing jazz themes. While this “jazz celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa” has been around for a few years, it’s still fresh and interesting.

Native New Yorker, Lynette Washington gathered some of Gotham’s finest session players for her holiday suite. The former lead singer with The Voices Of Freedom has toured the world and is capable of delivering her message in several languages. Her second solo project, Smoky Dawn turned heads in 2003. A powerful and compelling singer, Washington also contributed two of the compositions. Eight Bright Candles is a fine ode to Chanukah while her What’s Become Of Christmas? poses just that very question.

The fine hand of pianist, Dennis Bell is evident in all other compositions. Bell has performed with a myriad of jazz stars including Marcus Miller, Nick Brignola and Sal Salvador. He was the musical director/conductor with the international touring unit of Jesus Christ Superstar.

Bassist Cameron Brown studied with Ron Carter & Dave Holland and performed with Sheila Jordan, Don Cherry, Art Blakey and Archie Shepp to name a few. Drummer Darryl Pellegrini is a veteran of the bands of Chuck & Gap Mangione. The rhythm section really shines throughout this session.

Ms. Washington’s gospel tinged voice mates perfectly with the exciting tones of reedman Gerry Niewood. Niewood appears on no less than 75 albums with a diverse group of star quality performers from jazz through rock. The saxophonist is one of the highlights of this Christmas offering and is showcased on several tunes. African-American celebrants of Kwanzaa are not forgotten. The final track on the CD is dedicated to them. Kwanzaa is a rhythmic showpiece and a fitting end to a nice holiday album.

Tracks: Always Christmas; Long, Long Ago; Eight Bright Candles; What’s Become Of Christmas; A Visit From St. Nicholas (Jazz Suite); Kwanzaa.

Record Label Website: http://www.guavajamm.net

Reviewed by: Richard Bourcier Then & Now Dennis Bell Jazz NY | GuavaJamm Entertainment (2002) By Michael P. Gladstone

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This album is subtitled A Jazz Retrospect of New York City's High School of Music & Art. Every member of this quartet graduated from these two schools in the late 1950s or mid 1990s, having since individually pursued careers in music and education. The collective resume for these players is enough to raise a few musical eyebrows per names and venues (e.g. Peter Chivily was the Stan Kenton bassist during the period when he recorded West Side Story in the early '60s).

This 73 minute album gives plenty of space to compositions by leader Dennis Bell, who contributes seven of the nine tunes as well as ample solo opportunities for all. The medium tempo blues “Skully!!!!” is an attractive classic Blue Note-type line which serves as a platform for Casey Benjamin to deliver a Jackie McLean-ish alto solo. After introspective solos by Bell and Chivily on the ballad “Dance Michele, Dance,” Benjamin gets a chance to repeat with a soulful statement. On the lengthy “Pop Goes Chris,” Benjamin channels a no-nonsense Joe Henderson mode through his tenor sax. The standard “Stompin' at the Savoy” features an interesting moment when the sax man suspends time for a minute when he solos unaccompanied. Throughout, Bell, Chivily and Roberson provide fine rhythm section support, with Bell comping well.

My one suggestion for the future would be to substitute a few standards and jazz compositions by other musicians in lieu of so many original tunes. Otherwise, it's a nice listen.

Track listing: Lil d's Cakewalk, Skully!!!!, Dance Michele Dance, Pop Goes Chris, Stompin' at the Savoy, Theme for Bobby, Lover Man, Firewater, Sidra's Dream

Personnel: Dennis Bell, piano; Casey Benjamin, saxophones; Peter Chivily, bass; Stephen Roberson,drums Lynette Washington Long, Long Ago (Guava Jamm, 2003)

Something Old, Something New, It's Christmastime, What's Wrong With You! Published: December 4, 2003 Allaboutjazz.com By C. Michael Bailey

Long, Long Ago is a weird little bird that takes advantage of addressing all of the holiday observances: Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanza. Lynette Washington's voice is durable and full-bodied as is her band. The disc is short (35:25) and consists of only six songs. However, this is not the standard fare and thus is justly interesting. The way to look at this recording is to pretend that Elvin Jones assembled a jazz band to play holiday music and the singer was a deft combination of Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, and Neena Freelon. Produced by Ms. Washington, Long, Long Ago can (and should) be obtained from Guava Jamm Entertainment .

JAZZ News Lynette Washington's Jazz Holiday CD

Lynette Washington's Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa) is an obscure release that ought to be in the collection of any jazz fan celebrating any of the season's holidays. It ist one of the finest modern mainstream performances in recent years.

Nothing about this album is familiar, yet every one of the six songs provides more immediate gratification to someone who's really listening than comfort food fare ever can. “Always Christmas” is a post-bop barn-burner, “Long, Long Ago” a ballad in need of an extinguisher and “Kwanzaa” an African- jazz hybrid that'll get people to observe the holiday just so they can play this song.

All About Jazz.com Hacking The Holidays: Obscure and Unusual Albums from Online Stores by Mark Sabbatini Lynette Washington Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa) GuavaJamm

To put it simply, this is as good as online holiday music gets.

Lynette Washington's Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa) is an obscure release that ought to be in the collection of any jazz fan celebrating any of the season's holidays. Not only is it one of the finest modern mainstream performances in recent years, it's also available as a $6 bargain download from audiolunchbox.com.

Washington's singing is deep, husky, adventurous and so full of soul I hit the ”purchase” option on my Web browser before the first 30-second preview was complete. Considering I've been listening to several dozen holiday albums nonstop during the past few weeks, that speaks volumes about its impact. Her acoustic quartet is first-rate all the way, with saxophonist Gerry Niewood in particular competing for the listener''s ear with a lyricism that compliments Washington in Velcro-like fashion.

Nothing about this album is familiar, yet every one of the six songs provides more immediate gratification to someone who''s really listening than comfort food fare ever can. “Always Christmas” is a post-bop barn-burner, “Long, Long Ago” a ballad in need of an extinguisher and “Kwanzaa” an African- jazz hybrid that'll get people to observe the holiday just so they can play this song.

Need more convincing? “Always Christmas,” is available as a free download from amazon.com - just consider yourself warned if your wallet is getting a bit thin from shopping. Featured Artist: Lynette Washington Something Old, Something New, It's Christmastime, What's Wrong With You! Published: December 4, 2003 Allaboutjazz.com By C. Michael Bailey

Long, Long Ago is a weird little bird that takes advantage of addressing all of the holiday observances: Christmas, Chanukah, and Kwanza. Lynette Washington's voice is durable and full-bodied as is her band. The disc is short (35:25) and consists of only six songs. However, this is not the standard fare and thus is justly interesting. The way to look at this recording is to pretend that Elvin Jones assembled a jazz band to play holiday music and the singer was a deft combination of Sarah Vaughan, Betty Carter, and Neena Freelon. Produced by Ms. Washington, Long, Long Ago can (and should) be obtained from Guava Jamm Entertainment .

JAZZ News Lynette Washington's Jazz Holiday CD

Lynette Washington's Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa) is an obscure release that ought to be in the collection of any jazz fan celebrating any of the season's holidays. It ist one of the finest modern mainstream performances in recent years.

Nothing about this album is familiar, yet every one of the six songs provides more immediate gratification to someone who's really listening than comfort food fare ever can. “Always Christmas” is a post-bop barn-burner, “Long, Long Ago” a ballad in need of an extinguisher and “Kwanzaa” an African- jazz hybrid that'll get people to observe the holiday just so they can play this song.

All About Jazz.com Hacking The Holidays: Obscure and Unusual Albums from Online Stores by Mark Sabbatini Lynette Washington Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa) GuavaJamm

To put it simply, this is as good as online holiday music gets.

Lynette Washington's Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa) is an obscure release that ought to be in the collection of any jazz fan celebrating any of the season's holidays. Not only is it one of the finest modern mainstream performances in recent years, it's also available as a $6 bargain download from audiolunchbox.com.

Washington's singing is deep, husky, adventurous and so full of soul I hit the ”purchase” option on my Web browser before the first 30-second preview was complete. Considering I've been listening to several dozen holiday albums nonstop during the past few weeks, that speaks volumes about its impact. Her acoustic quartet is first-rate all the way, with saxophonist Gerry Niewood in particular competing for the listener''s ear with a lyricism that compliments Washington in Velcro-like fashion.

Nothing about this album is familiar, yet every one of the six songs provides more immediate gratification to someone who''s really listening than comfort food fare ever can. “Always Christmas” is a post-bop barn-burner, “Long, Long Ago” a ballad in need of an extinguisher and “Kwanzaa” an African- jazz hybrid that'll get people to observe the holiday just so they can play this song.

Need more convincing? “Always Christmas,” is available as a free download from amazon.com - just consider yourself warned if your wallet is getting a bit thin from shopping. Featured Artist: Lynette Washington

source :: jazz press service © 2005 jazz news :: home page Holiday tunes that strike right note for all MSNBC.com

Purists who want their holiday music straight down the middle from a middle- of-the-road crooner can enjoy “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, “The Christmas Song” by Nat King Cole, “Merry Christmas” by Johnny Mathis and “Christmas Portrait” by the Carpenters.

Obviously, not everybody celebrates Christmas. But fortunately, just about every entertainer of every faith and ethnic background has a holiday CD. Some of the more noteworthy releases for Chanukah include “Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights” for the adventurous, and “Vol. 2 — Festival of Light” for more conservative tastes. For Kwanzaa there is “Kwanzaa For Young People (And Everyone Else!)” as well as “Kwanzaa Party: A Celebration of Black Cultures in Song.” To cover all, or at least most, of your bases, think about Lynette Washington’s “Long, Long Ago (A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah & Kwanza).”

Country and western aficionados may want to sit back and tap their boot toes to “Magic of Christmas: Call Me Claus” by Garth Brooks; “Country Christmas” by Johnny Cash; “It Won’t Be Christmas Without You” by Brooks & Dunn; and “Secret of Giving” by Reba McEntire.”

http://fun.familyeducation.com/winter/holiday-parties/35864.html?page=2 Multicultural Winter Party

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Décor and Favors Because so many resources are available for December decorating—web, books, and magazines—I won't attempt pointers in this brief section. However, I will offer a few culturally specific icons upon which you might want to focus:

* Christmas—Santa Claus, nativity scenes, Christmas trees, stockings, stars, bells, candles, snowflakes, reindeer, mistletoe, Yule log, snowmen, and gifts; the colors red and green. * Hanukah—The menorah (candle holder with eight regular tapers and one long one), gold coins (or chocolate-filled gold coins), dreidels, and gifts; the colors blue, white, and gold. * Kwanza—Mkeka (straw placemat), Mazao (fruits and vegetables), Vibunzi/Muhindi (ears of corn), Kikombe cha umoja (communal unity cup), Kinara and Mishumaa saba (candle holder with seven candles, one black, three red, and three green), and Zawadi (gifts that are enriching); the colors red, black, and green. * Winter Solstice—Yule log; boughs of laurel, evergreen, and holly; good-luck gifts of fruit, cakes, candles, dolls, jewelry, and incense; mistletoe; and colored lights; the colors green, brown, and white.

If you enjoy having a Christmas tree, consider adding ornaments that reflect each holiday tradition.

The best holiday parties are those at which the hostess has a gift for every guest, even the unexpected. For your close friends, purchase gifts as you normally would. For more casual friends, significant others, co-workers, or neighbors, pick up inexpensive ($5 to $15) gifts you wouldn't mind receiving yourself, such as bath products, coffee, coffee cups, fruit, nuts, candy, CDs, DVDs, books, candles, incense, photo frames or small albums, kitchen gadgets, socks, slippers, note paper, cards, journals, or food items. Select gender- neutral gifts and eschew holiday-themed gifts, as you don't want to guess at your guests' religious beliefs. Also, remember to pick up and wrap about five extra gifts for unexpected guests.

To save a great deal of time and money, shop for your holiday gifts all year around. As you browse in discount stores, keep your eyes out for inexpensive, gender-neutral, quality gifts, such as those listed previously. In addition to keeping a well-stocked gift closet, you'll have quite a few gifts amassed by December.

Music and Entertainment Choose multicultural holiday music. Although Christmas CDs are everywhere, you might have a more difficult time finding party music to represent Hanukah, Kwanza, and Winter Solstice. Here are a few ideas:

* A Winter's Night, Ensemble Galilei * Happy Hanukah, Judy Rubenstein * Africa, Putumayo * A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah & Kwanza, Lynette Washington, Long, Long Ago

Try to alternate CDs to play an assortment of songs from different albums; if you have a random-play feature on your CD player, use it. If your guests begin to tire of holiday music, throw on some classical, jazz, modern rock, bluegrass, or dance music.

JazzImprov Magazine Feb 2006 http://danadler.com/jazzres/ji_nyc_V01N08.pdf Everything Must Change; You Don’t Know What Love Is; Lush Life; In A Sentimental Mood; My Fool- ish Hear; All The Things You Are; Cry Me A River; Here’s That Rainy Day; My One and Only Love; Someone To Watch Over Me; When I Fall In Love; Round Midnight; The Closer I Get To You; A Song For You.

PERSONNEL: Lynette Washington, vocals; Dennis Bell, piano.  By Marshall Zucker Lynette Washington sings fourteen songs on her CD Smoky Dawn. (Dawn is her middle name). For one hour and eleven minutes, Ms. Washington’s powerful voice (with sensitive piano backing by her brother-in-law Dennis Bell and musical ar- ranger with Ms. Washington, is heard on songs all sung as ballads. Despite the variance of tempo or dynamics, the CD is eminently listenable in one session. This is due to the excellent quality of Ms. Washington’s voice, and the superb selection of outstanding melodies. Three selections, “Everything Must Change,” “The Closer I Get To You,” and “A Song For You” are from the 1970s. All of the others are considered standards. Every melody is of high quality, and has earned its status as a standard. Even those few that have had far more minimal lives as vocal selections than as instrumental selections, such as “Lush Life” and “Round Mid- night,” are highly successful. Ms. Washington’s vocal qualities are on par with the great singers. This has sparked my curiosity and interest to hear her explore other settings. By the way, a number of the selections are associated with specific performers, or numerous performers: Julie London and “Cry Me A River,” Bill Evans and “My Foolish Heart,” Nat Cole and “Lush Life.” Gertrude Lawrence introduced “Someone to Watch Over Me” singing to a little doll. Few would guess that “You Don’t Know What Love Is” was introduced in the Abbott and Costello film Keep ‘em Flying. Ms. Washington’s versions of all the songs stand successful on their own.

Live at the X is not just a celebration of Jazz but a documentary from an era that defined a time in American music that could not be ignored but embraced. Dennis Bell captures the soul of Miles Davis with his arrangements, solos and a group of musicians who's intensity, music vocabulary and excellence would make Miles proud. Lynette Washington's  vocal style paints the picture of this musical canvas by giving reverence to Sarah Vaughn, Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn with style, elegance and grace. This two album set is a must have for your Jazz collection to be shared for generations.   

Hank Howe CEO and Founder Globatone Radio

Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell – LIVE AT THE X:  I first encountered Lynette’s fantastic & lively vocal jazz back in issue # 103; I was impressed on that CD & am (even) moreso on this superb live set (2 CD’s, basically) that features Lynette with producer/pianist Dennis & a whole cast of other players that give you some music that will stay UP on your playlists.  Scope out their rendition (6:44) of one of my favorite tunes, “Walkin‘” to get a taste for just how lively it can get!  Lynette’s vocal just shines on “The Best Is Yet To Come“, & the band is at full- tilt behind her!  On Shirley Horne’s “Return To Paradise“, Lynette’s full-throated voice makes you realize why live performance is so key to really understanding jazz – it’s my favorite tune on the double-CD set.  You get 19 tunes that will spin over & over again on your playlists.  I give Lynette & Dennis another MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) rating of 4.97.  Get more information at the Dennis Bell Jazz NY and Lynette Washington page on FB.      Rotcod Zzaj

LIVE at the X! (Celebrating the Music of Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae & Shirley Horn) Lynette Washington & Dennis Bell Jazz NY featuring Bruce Harris-Trumpet/Flugelhorn, Bruce Williams-Alto, Janelle Reichman-Tenor, Dennis Bell-Piano, Noriko Ueda-Bass, Victor Jones- Drums Produced & Arranged by Dennis Bell for City Slicker Productions Recorded by Mercy College Recording Arts Program Nominated for 4 Grammy Award Category Considerations
Kaleidoscope Lynette Washington-GuavaJamm Entertainment featuring Dave Valentin, Jacques Schwarz-Bart, Kenyatta Beasley, Alex Blake, Victor Jones, Casey Benjamin, Pete Levin, Dennis Bell, Victor Y See-Yuen, Mark Wood, John Cariddi & Paul Steinman Produced, Arranged and Recorded by Dennis Bell Engineered and mixed by Steve Ward at Mercy Studios
"Then & Now" (A Jazz Retropect of NYC's HS of Music & Art) featuring Casey Benjamin-Saxes (LaG'96), Stephen Roberson-Drums (LaG'95) Pete Chivily-Bass (M&A'58 R.I.P), Dennis Bell-Producer, Piano (M&A'58)
"U2, Rattle & Hum"-Island Records/Paramount Pictures U2 with New Voices of Freedom Billboard Charts (Multi-Platinum Album) (Conductor, Arranger, On Screen Performer)

"Give Peace A Chance"-Virgin Records/Capitol Video New Voices of Freedom with Lenny Kravitz, Sean Lennon, Michael McDonald, LL Cool J, Peter Gabriel, Cyndi Lauper, Little Richard, Iggy Pop, Run DMC, JazzyB, Dave Stewart & others Billboard Charts (Conductor, On Screen Performer)

"Azucar Negra"-RMMS/Sony Records New Voices of Freedom with Salsa Queen Celia Cruz on her Grammy Nominated Album (Conductor/Arranger)

"The World's Greatest Entertainer"-Reality/Danya Records Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew Billboard Charts (Producer, Instrumentalist, Songwriter)

"Oh, My God!"-Reality/Danya Records Doug E Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew Billboard Charts Includes "The Show" & "La-Di-Da-Di"- Gold Record-U.S. Platinum-U.K. "The Show" voted # 12 in Top 20 of Spin Magazine's all-time singles list (Producer, Instrumentalist)

“Picon Pie” Cast Album Broadway musical based on the life of thelLegendary Yiddish performer Molly Picon (Producer)

I, Myself & Me-GuavaJamm Entertainment Songs and Improvisations for 3 Pianos Dennis Bell-Pianist (Performer, Composer, Producer)

Smoky Dawn-GuavaJamm Entertainment Jazz Vocalist Lynette Washington #5 Most Downloaded Jazz Track 2003-apple itunes 75 Radio Stations (Performer, Arranger, Producer)

Crush The Weak-GuavaJamm Entertainment Pantheon Metal, Rock, Hip-Hop Fusion (Producer, Arranger)

"Heaven Is In Your Heart"-(From the Motion Picture "A Rage In Harlem")- Sire Records/Scorched Earth Video Productions New Voices of Freedom with Darryl Pandy for the video single from the soundtrack album (Conductor)

"One World, One Voice"-Virgin Records/BBC TV) New Voices of Freedom with Peter Gabriel, Sting, Egberto Gismonti, Milton Nascimento, Clannad, the Chieftains, Maria McKee, Dave Stewart, Robbie Robertson, Bob Geldof, The Kodo Drummers, The Gypsy Kings, Thembala Zulu, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, Lou Reed, Salif Keita, Wayne Shorter, Afrika Bambaataa, Johnny Clegg, Chrissie Hynde, Terence Trent D'Arby and others (Conductor, Arranger, On Screen Performer)

"Scrooged"-A&M Records/ Paramount Pictures New Voices of Freedom sing, with Toto and Billy Preston playing, U2's "The Sweetest Thing" for the soundtrack of Bill Murray's movie Billboard Charts (Producer, Conductor, Arranger, Instrumentalist)

"Songs"-Epic Records New Voices of Freedom with rock group See No Evil (Conductor/Arranger)

Long, Long Ago-GuavaJamm Entertainment A Jazz Celebration of Christmas, Chanukah & Kwanza An Apple iTunes Essential Lynette Washington, Darryl Pelegrini, Cameron Brown and Gerry Niewood (R.I.P.) (Producer, Performer, Composer, Arranger)

LIVE! At Harlem’s Kennedy Center (GuavaJamm Entertainment) Music from the 2003 Season of Sidra Bell Dance NY Alex Blake, Casey Benjamin, Stephen Roberson, John Cariddi, Victor See Yuen, Lynette Washington, (Producer, Performer, Arranger, Conductor)

"Chocolate Box"-GuavaJamm Entertainment Kym Outerbridge (Producer, Arranger, Engineer, Songwriter, Keyboards)

"Rockspel!"- GuavaJamm Entertainment New Voices of Freedom The # 1 Rock & Roll Choir in the World's Debut Album The Hot Pick Sept-October 99- www.mp3.com (Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Conductor)

"Nite Stawker"- GuavaJamm Entertainment Sir Nukeem The KING of Rasta-Rican Hip-Hop The Hot Pick- www. Liquidaudio.com (Producer, Arranger, Engineer)

"Turn the Heat Up"-GRP Records Jazz Guitarist-Lee Ritenour (Re-Mixer)

"Flute Juice"-GRP Records Jazz Flutist-Dave Valentin Billboard Charts (Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Instrumentalist, Vocalist)
>BR>"Fungi Mama (Bebopfunkadiscalypso)-GRP Records Billboard Charts Jazz trumpeter-Tom Browne (Songwriter, Arranger, Vocalist)

"Midnight Interlude"-GRP Records Jazz trumpeter-Tom Browne Billboard Charts (Songwriter, Arranger, Instrumentalist)

"Sidra's Dream"-GRP Records Jazz Flutist-Dave Valentin Billboard Black Music Charts (Songwriter, Arranger, Instrumentalist)

"Jason, Jason"-Reality/Danya Records Touche' (Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Instrumentalist)

"Just Like A Doorknob"-SPQR Records (Italy) Touche' (Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Instrumentalist)

"Wrap It Up"-Emergency Records Touche' Billboard Charts (Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Instrumentalist)

"Funkacise"-GRP Records The Funkacise Gang (Producer, Arranger, Songwriter, Instrumentalist)

"Raise Your Hand"-Easy Street Records M.C. Cilo (Producer, Arranger, Instrumentalist)

"Summer's Gone", "Sunshine", "The Barnyard Beat"- Reality/Danya Records Micki Dee (Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Instrumentalist)

"Incredible", Party People"-Reality/Danya Records Micki Dee (Producer, Songwriter, Arranger, Instrumentalist)

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