DANTE' NECK STRAPS ENDORSERS
In the 25 years since the release of his self-titled solo debut album, saxophonist Dave Koz has received nine GRAMMY® nominations, had nine No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart, toured the world and been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Over the past three decades, saxophonist, Walter Beasley, has artfully and dynamically redefined the phrase “musical Renaissance Man” for the modern generation. Considered by fans and critics alike as the “heir to Grover Washington, Jr.’s Throne,” Beasley is the acclaimed saxophonist, vocalist, educator, and entrepreneur of the decade. As the highest selling full-time Professor / Recording Artist in history, the Boston-based musician has long mastered an exhilarating high wire act of balancing a successful career as a contemporary jazz recording artist and performer with an equally thriving presence in the field of music education.
Audiences around the world also know when Mike Phillips puts his saxophone to his lips, magic is about to happen. In a short time, the Mount Vernon, New York native (home of Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, and Heavy D) has exploded on the world music scene becoming the jazz man with hip-hop flavor known for blowing away audiences on stage, television and with chart-topping recordings.
WEBSITE: Mike Phillips Online
After working behind so many talented artists, the past two years recording and touring mostly with Robin Thicke including being featured on Thicke’s new single “Morning Sun”, Donald has stepped from the background, recording his first solo project aptly titled, Front Ground, with the first single “Riverside Drive” which hit the airways in January. Donald’s music is an extension of his life and who he is as a person. This philosophy, in addition to the music itself has earned Donald fans from all over the world, and he looks forward to sharing this project with them.
As a recording artist, Elan has already been credited with 10-top 25 Billboard Radio singles, from his own albums Love and Sax (“Heaven In Your Eyes“), Tropicality (“Tradewinds” and “Masterblaster“), the single “Thoughts of Summer feat. Will Downing, and from collaborations with Brian Simpson (“Just What You Need“), Greg Manning (“Groove Me“), Cal Harris Jr (“Smooth“) Lin Rountree (“As“), Marion Meadows (“Magic Men”), Julian Vaughn (“Ride Along”). Known to compose and produce all of his projects, Trotman’s discography is currently at 7 and growing, with the success of his latest albums:”Love and Sax“,”Tropicality” and “#LiveandUncut“.
One of the premiere saxophonists in the world, Marcus Anderson is not only a sought after solo artist, with eight albums to date. He also performs to audiences all over the world, and accompanies other great artists such as CeeLo Green and Judith Hill. He is also known as being a featured saxophonist with the late Prince and The New Power Generation. In addition to playing sax and flute, Marcus plays piano, bass, is a singer, a writer, a choreographer, a producer and horn arranger. His talent is undeniable to most audiences and to his peers. In addition to this, his recent accomplishments include ranking #1 on Billboard Smooth Jazz and SirusXM Radio Watercolors.
After over ten albums of non-stop hit making, thousands of charismatic performances worldwide and years of setting new standards for the sonic possibilities of contemporary urban jazz, Paul Taylor’s still got his antenna up – ready to pounce on, absorb and be inspired by every vibe he hears that’s fresh, hip and edgy. Now, with Countdown, he’s blasting off into the next phase of his career, excited about the road ahead!
Leon Silva was born and raised in Boston Massachusetts and began playing the saxophone at the age of 8. After many musical accomplishments in high school he received a scholarship to Berklee College of Music where he studied under such greats as Bill Peirce, Frank Tiberi, Dino Govoni, Shannon Leclair and many others. He received his B.A. in music education. He has played on many recordings, performances and T.V. appearances. He has played with Bruno Mars, Jennifer Lopez, Fantasia Barrino, Aloe Black, Ariana Grande, Michael Jackson and currently, Justin Timberlake.
WEBSITE: LEON SILVA
Keith Mitchell McKelley
Keith McKelley has had a wide and varied career as a saxophonist and EWI (electronic wind instrument) musician but also produces and writes his own material with the occasional collaboration with other writers and producers to create music that is at a high level, will last, and that is absolutely heartfelt. Due to hard work and perseverance he has been fortunate enough and had the honor to work with: Usher, Tyrese, Raphael Saadiq, Kenneth “babyface” Edmonds, Mary J. Blige and many more.
Dante has spent most of his professional life in Los Angeles and has worked with numerous highly regarded artists and producers, including J. Cole, Eddie Griffin, Amarie, Tatyana Ali, Lupe Fiasco, Ron Neff-U Femster, Warryn Campbell, 1500 or Nothin, and Musician’s Ego. He played on J. Cole’s recording “Rise and Shine,” performed with Sanjay on “American Idol” and was featured on comedian Eddie Griffin’s VH-1 reality show “Going for Broke.” Dante recently received an endorsement from the premiere mouthpiece company Theo Wanne, Fibereed Germain Synthetic Reeds, and Kim Korean Saxophones .
By way of Tampa, FL, is a World Renown Saxophonist that eludes his passion and energy through his music. Marcus Attended Florida A&M University where he was a member of the Incomparable Marching 100. Marcus has had the pleasure to work with legendary artists such as Jimmy Cliff, Mike Phillips, Roy Ayers, Sheila E, Wyclef, Sizzla Kalonji and many others. He is now working on his own original music and pursuing his own musical career. Keep your eyes and ears open for Marcus Boothe AKA MBSAX.
Most recently, BK has been seen across the world with international musical icon, Prince, as a member of an 11-piece horn section known as the New Power Generation (NPG) Orchestra. Prince just wrapped up a three-day concert series in Chicago, IL at the United Center where he performed in front of sold out audiences each night. Each concert was followed by sold out after party jam session at the House of Blues. BK can also be spotted in Prince’s new music video for his latest single, Rock & Roll Love Affair. BK is also a member of NPG Records artist Andy Allo’s band and makes an appearance in her latest music video for her international single, People Pleaser.
WEBSITE: BK Jackson Online
Adrian Crutchfield has taken the world by storm in recent years, not only as the last sax player to perform and record with Prince, touring the world and being featured on Prince’s last three albums, but also touring domestically and internationally with acts such as Lionel Ritchie, Bette Midler, and Cee Lo Green — all the while writing and building his 2017 release titled ‘Leap’.