RJ and The Assignment -][- DECEIVING EYES –Mp3– [RJ And The Assignment, 2012] –
RJ is a native of Chicago and has been privileged to work solely and professionally as a musician for over 15 years. RJ embarked on his journey as a musician learning to play by ear in his home church. Upon rapid growth in RJ sense of knowledge base, skill and overall musicianship, he soon earned opportunities to gain experience playing keys for live performances and studio work for some of Chicago’s and the music industry’s greatest artist to include; Lonnie V. Hunter III and the Voices of St. Mark, House of Twang, Jennifer Hudson, Otis Clay, Christopher Williams, Beverly Crawford, Erykah Badu, Angie Stone and Jon B, Buddy Guy, Dave Loeb, Mike Phillips, Lisa McClendon, etc.
As RJ level of musicianship marks him not only as a player, but also as a songwriter, arranger, composer and music producer, he has been acknowledged for many artistic contributions to music. As an independent songwriter, RJ composed I’m in Need of You on the Lonnie Hunter and Voices of St. Mark Next Level gospel album of which was honored with a Stella Award Nomination in 2003 in the Best Album category.
RJ has done workshops throughout the U.S. states including Connecticut, California, New Jersey and Illinois and his international experience cites him as touring over 19 cities in Italy. He also has played in Jamaica with a Chicago-based band, House of Twang for an expo featuring top bands around the world after winning 1st Place in the National Caribbean Music Expo, 2002. RJ was also nominated for a Chicago Music Award in 2005 with House of Twang. RJ currently plays locally in the Las Vegas, NV area at infamous hot spots, such as Freak N’ Frog, Yayo, Wynn Resort and Casino, Cosmopolitan, Mandalay Bay, Paul Ringenbach Quintet, Token Brass Band, etc… Through JK Melody Productions, LLC, Reginald has been afforded multiple opportunities to write, produce and perform with various gospel, R&B, neo-soul and jazz favorites.
RJ has experience in several genres of music including classical, R&B, neo-soul and jazz. He studied classical piano for three years at St. Xavier University before transferring to UNLV and switching to jazz piano studies, where he obtained a Bachelors and Masters of Arts in Jazz Studies. RJ diligently shares his gift with youth and adults who have a desire to expand musically and open their ears to the universal language that music has to offer.
RJ’s first solo project, Deceiving Eyes released August 23, 2011. This project embarks the listener on a unique journey of RJ’s arrangement of familiar traditional jazz tunes, hip hop, funk and modern jazz tunes that displays the intricacy and array of RJ’s skills.
This is a project certainly you don’t want to miss… -[Biography | Reverb Nation.com]-
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