Atlanta Jazz Guitarist 1

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  • Atlanta Jazz Guitarist 1
  • Atlanta Jazz Guitarist 1



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Atlanta Jazz Guitarist 1

This Atlanta Jazz Guitarist was primarily self-taught. It was at the age of eleven that his mom introduced him to the guitar and a love affair with music that has stood the test of time and many challenges was born. In his teens, he studied the playing styles of Ernie Isley, Santana, and Joe Walsh, among others. Hard work, determination, and a natural gift paid off. He began playing R&B, entered several talent shows and, as a result of his burgeoning proficiency with the guitar, he was quickly established with known groups in and around Dayton like The Delvones and Round Trip Ticket.

Atlanta Jazz Guitarist opportunity

Mississippi bred and Ohio led, this Atlanta Jazz Guitarist, followed his internal guide and headed south to Atlanta. There, he continued to hone his skills and his cup over-floweth when opportunities came a-knocking for him to share the stage with his homies, funk masters Lakeside and The Ohio Players, along with Roger Troutman and Zapp, Roy Aires, Millie Jackson, Tom Brown and Will Downing.

And the blessings continued to flow. This Atlanta Jazz Guitarist has become a staple on the Atlanta music scene appearing in venues from the Ritz Carlton to Wind-Down Wednesdays at Centennial Park, bridging the generation gap with his unique music blend of jazz, R&B, and hip-hop. “I work for the listener and my music is designed for them. It is important to me that I give them what they want.” He went on to say that he defines his musical style as being like a gumbo. “I can’t be put into a box [musically]. I’m not one thing, but many things bringing people together from all sides of the music spectrum.”

Atlanta Jazz Guitarist album

Having worked on a variety of projects with local talents like Shorty Red, Roy Rowland and Joseph, this Atlanta Jazz Guitarist has struck the right chord in a season of his own. In 2005, he released his debut album which captured the essence of musical greats After 7, The Beatles, Mother’s Finest, and the late Luther Vandross in an eclectic mix for groove time alone or to party-hearty. And, in August of 2007, he came straight at you with his sophomore release. This Atlanta Jazz Guitarist put new faces on old favorites like Earth Wind and Fire’s Let’s Groove and revealed a piece of himself by contributing five original compositions to this project. His debut album has tight arrangements and banging guitar solos with great licks. It doesn’t get any better than that.

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Country United States
City Atlanta
State/Province Georgia
Performer Type Musical Act

3 responses to “Atlanta Jazz Guitarist 1”

  1. Elayne Hunter says:

    I would like to thank you and the band for the great program you provided to us at the Seniors Live Well in 2012 event. The music and the vocals were entertaining to our seniors at the Lou Walker Senior Center. Many danced, and others sat and enjoyed the music as they went down memory lane. We appreciated the fact that [this band] is a professional band, you are always on time and give us our monies worth. Again thanks and we certainly enjoyed you.
    Elayne W. Hunter, Facility Director

  2. Ameryllis Petway says:

    Thank you so much for providing entertainment during this past weekend at the Stone Mountain Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc 25th Anniversary celebration. Everyone was indeed impressed with the music and showmanship displayed by [this band]. I asked you to show up and show out. You were undeniably, absolutely,superior. I could not have asked for a better band to entertain our special quests. Kudos to you and your magnificent band. Your truly made this a momentous experience. – Sincerely, Ameryllis Petway

  3. Veronica Strong Young says:

    I/Shula’s have had the pleasure working with [this band] for over the past two years. During that time the band has been here, they have consistently been on time and provided us alone with our clientele wonderful entertainment. They have definitely been a great touch for our venue. – Veronica Strong Young, Business Development Manager

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