​Our Team

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Mike "TNT" Taylor; Trombone
Mike "TNT" Taylor; Trombone

Mike has played with my DC area bands including Experience Unlimited, Little Benny and the Masters and Let IT Flow Band

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Teri S; Vocalist
Teri S; Vocalist
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Renee' Georges; Vocals
Renee' Georges; Vocals

has performed with Ray Charles and MC Hammer. Does voice overs and children's music production. Jazz, Gospel and R&B Vocals 2004-2000: Raelette with the Ray Charles Orchestra 1996-1994: Raelette with the Ray Charles Orchestra 1992: Backup Vocalist - MC Hammer World Tour

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Charles "Shorty" Garris; Vocalist
Charles "Shorty" Garris; Vocalist

has performed with tons of artists such as LL Cool J, the Fugees, Chuck Brown, Frankie Beverly and Maze and Nappy Roots, among others. His debut album "Charles Garris Presents ... It's Christmas" is a record that is a soulful tribute that honors the classic songs of the past. His debut single "No Way" has had over 3 million views on Billboard.com.

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Colette "Colie" Williams; Vocalist
Colette "Colie" Williams; Vocalist

is a native New Yorker who attended The Fiorello LaGuardia School of the Arts, as well as Syracuse University, where she studied Musical Theatre. Her credits include a Kennedy Center Concert Production of "Purlie" as well as a Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration national tour. Her debut CD "Light Up The Darkness" released in 2011, is a unique blend of jazz, R&B and soul compositions which she dedicates to our musical ancestors.

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Brent Birckhead; Saxophone
Brent Birckhead; Saxophone
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Alvin White; Guitarist
Alvin White; Guitarist

Alvin White is a premier guitarist. He has played with major artists such as

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Ron Sutton, Jr; Saxophonist
Ron Sutton, Jr; Saxophonist

Ron Sutton was born 1/27/63 in Washington,D.C. He attended the Duke Ellington School of Arts. Later went on to study w jazz legend saxophonist Jackie Mclean at the University of Hartford( Hart school of music). In 1987 Ron moved to NYC where he played w various up and coming musicians before getting a break to play w jazz drummer Rashied Ali. Ron did some recording,and playing around NYC til landing a job w legendary drummer Arthur Taylor.

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Glenn Ellis; Bassist
Glenn Ellis; Bassist

was the bass player for Chuck Brown for 22years. He has also played with Bernard Wright, Chaka Khan, Natalie Cole, Grace Jones, Brookyn Funk Essentails, Salt N Pepa and Michael Ribaneiak. He has also produced and written songs for SWV and "Dont Stop The Music" by Yarbrough and Peoples

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Claudia Rogers; Keyboards
Claudia Rogers; Keyboards

Claudia has traveled all over the world to perform. Destinations include Japan, Switzerland, France, Brunei, Hawaii, and England. She has performed for National Recording Artists Salt N’ Pepa, Hi-Five, Crystal Waters, Erykah Badu, Chrisette Michelle, Melanie Fiona, Vivian Green, and Estelle. She plays with Pleasure, Precise, 4YP, Rejuvenation, Sounds of Incline, Exquisite, Syxx, Waterseed, Let It Flow, Wildflower and Be'la Dona

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Kevin "Kojo" Prince; Percussionist
Kevin "Kojo" Prince; Percussionist

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in the suburbs of the city, Kevin is best known as the percussionist for Spur of the Moment, the 2002 Wammie Award winning group. SOTM is a Jazz and R&B band that has toured and recorded successfully since 1990. He has also recorded and collaborated with John Stoddard, Tonya Blount, Stacey Lattisaw, Ken Navarow, Mikki Howard, Will Downing, Kendrick, Frank MaComb, Eric Benet, Maysa, George Duke, Ledisi and Jean Carne

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Karen LadyK Franklin; Vocalist
Karen LadyK Franklin; Vocalist

Lady K has worked with several local groups, most notably with Wildflower Band, SoundProof Band, Let It Flow Band, Phaze II and the Tom Newman Project of Washington, DC respectively. She has been blessed to share the stage with an abundance of greatness including Norman Connors, Nathan Heathman, The Temptations Review featuring Dennis Edwards, Dawn Robinson, The Isley Brothers, Omar, Michael Henderson, Jean Carn, Sybil, Mike Phillips, and Eric Roberson.

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Eugene Chapman; Saxophone
Eugene Chapman; Saxophone

Eugene has performed with who’s who of renowned recording artists, such as P-Funk, The Temptations featuring Richard Street, Deniece Williams, Fertile Ground, Frederic Yonnet, Brooke Valentine, Marcus Johnson, Grainger Brothers, Drew Davidsen, Bobby Parker, Jonell and Vanessa Marquez. He has opened for Erykah Badu on her Worldwide Underground tour with Dead Prez ,Ohio Players and for Robin Thicke in support of his debut album, A Beautiful World

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Herb Scott; Saxophone
Herb Scott; Saxophone
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Tim Green; Saxophone
Tim Green; Saxophone

received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied under the tutelage of renowned instructors such as Dick Oatts, Gary Dial, Steve Slagle, and Bob Mintzer. The latter, a longtime member of the Grammy-winning Yellowjackets, calls Green “one of the brightest saxophonists on the scene.” In 2003, he was invited to be a pat of the Jazz summer program under such luminaries as Lewis Nash, Russell Malone, Benny Green, Wallace Roney, and Christian McBride

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Mark Branch; Disc Jockey
Mark Branch; Disc Jockey
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Joseph "DJ Joe" Adams; DJ
Joseph "DJ Joe" Adams; DJ
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John Williams; Trumpet
John Williams; Trumpet

Earned BFA from The New School where I studied with Cecil Bridgewater, Jimmie Owens, and Charles Tolliver. MA from Queens College where I studied with Michael Philip Mossman. Currently a Doctoral Candidate in Music Education at Five Towns College in LI, NY. Performed with the New Ray Charles Orchestra, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Bobby Short, as well as led my own groups throughout the country.

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