Born: September 23, 1958 Primary Instrument: Trumpet
The Maker of All Music was born and raised in Detroit, MI with deep music roots in Louisiana and Montgomery, AL(35 years of digital music and instrumental production). He is associated with groups like the Funk Brothers, The Winans, Anita Baker, The Enchantments, BT Express, Kashif, Yung Joc(Bad Boy Records), etc. His major influences are Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Louis Armstrong and Quincy Jones.
No matter what music he is prompted to create, be it Bluegrass, Hip Hop, Meditation or Blues, some have called him “The Son of the Morning, God's Original Right Hand Musician-The Maker. Music has a formula. He can create any type of music needed for film scores to concert performance mixes. He has an extensive sound and music library.
With an interest in helping young men “Stay off the Streets”, he extended studio time for free, as a helping hand to boys who had to express their feelings.
The Maker has performed in Metro areas like his performance with Papa Lee and The Body Shop Blues Band at Memphis Smoke in Royal Oak, Mi, live at his favorite spot, Baker's Lounge, the Oldest Jazz Club in the world and at The Red Iguana of Knoxville, TN playing the hook to a Hip Hop group's smooth rap tune.
The Maker is currently a Sound Engineer for the “Tennessee Shindig” - a major Country Western Live Theatre in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, as well as producing their radio commercials. He produced a song, ‘As The Siren Wines” with a country performer/singer. In 2007, he produced a single performed by Ebony and Ivory called “Keep It Gangsta” ranking #7 on the Hip Hop Charts of American Idol Underground, the online version of TV’s hit show American Idol. He also has a 7 album Jazz project labeled “The Days Collection” of which the Weekend Edition is now available featuring Saturday Music- Vol.1, Sunday Music, Vol. 2, and Friday Music- Vol.3.
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