Faculty

 

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Branch:

Mission

Instrument:

Composition, Music Theory, Piano, Voice

Genres:

Any, Classical, Early Music, Jazz & Blues (Gospel, Traditional, Funk), Latin, New Music, Pop & Rock

Maestro Curtis

(2013) Maestro Curtis is a musician, producer, composer, sound alchemist, scholar, author and martial artist with a strong background in Jazz, classical, gospel and sacred geometry music. He has three Bachelor Degrees: 1) Piano and Vocal Music, 2) Radio, Television, and Film Production and 3) Speech and Theatre; and, two Masters Degrees: 1) Music Theory/Orchestration and Arranging, and 2) Philosophy; and a PhD in Human and Organizational Development/Symbolic Analysis with an emphasis on Educational Leadership and Change.

Maestro has over 40 years experience in the recording industry and has produced, written and/or performed with such artists as Al Green, The Ojays, George Benson, Dorothy Morrison (the original singer of “Oh Happy Day”), Gospel giants including Rev. James Cleveland, The Hawkins Singers and Lenny Williams (Tower of Power). Maestro has also played with The Count Basie Orchestra and the Duke Ellington Orchestra. He has produced music with legends Hubert Eaves III and Maurice White (Earth, Wind and Fire) under the Kalimba Records label, for his own contemporary jazz group, Xpression, whose debut album, “Power”, went Gold. Maestro Curtis and David Gibson are the co-authors of “The Art of Producing”. Maestro is CEO of JazzyBoo Entertainment where he creates music for motion pictures, television and stage and produces artists.