Kevin Stevenson: Drums,Vocals
Will "Prez" Bush: Keyboards,Vocals
Jared Dickerson: Basses,Vocals
Gioron Wilkins: Guitar, Vocals
WBLS CROTON PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL
W/SAXMAN MELVIN SMITH
CROWD APPLAUSE - OFF DA HOOK!!!
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WBLS CROTON PARK JAZZ FESTIVAL
W/GUITARIST BILL WHITE
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A WALK IN PARADISE
MESSAGE OF LIFE
Born in Cleveland,Ohio. Kevin’s earliest musical influences were his father, a jazz singer and his uncle Leon, a well-known jazz drummer on the local and national music scene. At a young age, Kevin played clarinet in junior high and took drum lessons from his uncle. “I remember as a kid watching my uncle perform as I stood watching from outside the club. He sat up in the window and he would look at me and smile while playing. Man! It was right then and there I knew I wanted to play the drums.” In college, Kevin pursued music while attending the University of Cincinnati. Later, while playing locally in Cleveland, he decided to relocate to New York City in May 1979 with musician Lloyd Jones. It was here that Kevin continued studying with master drummer Michael Carvin and Jim Payne(NBC Orchestra). He has worked with trumpeter Cecil Bridgwater(Max Roach), South African musician Tony Cedras(Paul Simon), gospel singer Alvin Slaughter, multi-instrumentalist Mark Ledford(Pat Metheny), The Black Rock Coalition Orchestra w/guitarist Vernon Reid(Living Colour), Stanley Banks(George Benson),guitarist Bill White(Hall & Oates and Chaka Khan), violinist Noel Pointer, keyboardist Michael Osborn, Arturo O'Farrill, Lafayette Harris, David Angel, various Broadway/Off-Broadway productions and the 6-time grammy-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir.
In addition, Kevin has shared the stage with, Marion Meadows, Phil Perry, Pieces of a Dream, Bob Baldwin, Gerald Veasley, Bobby Sanabria, The O'Jays, Stephanie Mills and Take 6.
Jared, who hails from Seattle, Washington
moved to New York in 2012. He studied music theory and audio production at Eastern Washington University. Jared is presently the Ceo and founder of 3Days Music Production(3Jams Music- BMI).
He has worked as a studio musician, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and is currently composing music for a debut Jazz release!!
GIORON T. WILKINS SR.
Former guitar player of "The Isley Brothers", toured for two years throughout the United States. He has played at Madison Square Garden in New York City several times in front of 20,000 people and every major Coliseum through out America. Gioron has done musical arrangements for the off Broadway play "Faith's Journey" tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. In the music business for over half of century. Gioron has played guitar for over fifty years, and piano for seven years prior to that. He has produced, written, arranged, played guitar, bass, piano, and sang on The Psalmkeepers' "United We Stand" CD, which won best jazz song for December 2017, for the Akademia Music Awards. He has also played guitar for world renowned gospel singer Yolanda Adams on the gospel scene, The Shirelles, and has made his way to the World famous Apollo Theater stage in New York City on two occasions. His guitar playing, and music have found a way to penetrate right through the heart and soul of the listening ear, bringing the hearer to a realization that love and unity can exist in this poorly divided world.
WILLIAM "PREZ" BUSH
Prez started his musical journey at an early age. He began playing keyboards professionally in nightclubs at the age of 13 and has never looked back. As a result he has gone on to work with a long list of well known artists that range from pop to soul and rock to rap both on the touring stage and in the studio. Ben E. King, Anita Baker, Aretha Franklin, Christina Aguilera, Maxwell, Cheryl "Pepsii" Riley, Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam, Tupac Shakur, KRS1, Salt n Pepa,, The Fat Boys, The Real Roxanne, and Mad Lion are just some of the artists that he has worked with. Prez has worked with such notable record companies as Polygram, Sony, MCA/Universal, Atlantic, Quest, Perspective and many others as an arranger, producer, instrumentalist. Prez has appeared on several platinum or gold albums and received a Grammy nomination for his work as an arranger/programmer, instrumentalist for the legendary vocalist Aretha Franklin.