I am a multi-instrumentalist,Choreographer, Graphic Design and Video/Photo Specialist & graduate level theatrics/film scorer. The release of my Fusion Jazz/Ambient Prog Rock/Classical Instrumental Debut Album "Journey" released March 19th, 2013 I was born and raised in savannah, georgia. Being raised in the church, all I knew growing up was music... Sure I had some friends, but for the most part, it's always been myself, and the tunes that float through my mind... I got my first drumset around the age of 3, and my first alto saxophone in 5th grade. I was never in a school which had band classes where students actually took it seriously...So I took it upon myself to practice on my own. Most days I would take my instruments down to Savannah , Georgia's Riverfront and play for tips as tourists explore the historic district of the beautiful city. Some weeks I'd make close to 900 dollars... By the time my Band Major Years in High School were over, I learned how to play 16 instruments (self taught).. I worked at a music store in Savannah , Georgia for two years and started jotting down ideas each day making my own songs. With the help of employees there that I also knew personally, I got a mac and started learning how to record multi-tracks and join them together to make one "song".. I made my first song "Twisted Perceptions" , and after copyrighting it, I uploaded it to Reverbnation, and the song streamed on the internets most shared website. Before I knew it... I had my own support group based off my initials... G.R.S.JR.. Knowing there are people who aren't that in to jazz, I composed over 80 songs of different genre to catch the ears of everyone, regardless what genre they prefer. Reverbnation has helped me obtain two Apps which are free of download (Apple App Store or Google Play Store) and already the apps have over 50,000 streams! These apps allow you as listeners and supporters to be instantly streamed audio ,pictures and/or video from my live performances.
Music is just a portion of what I have to offer.
Aside from project "journey", I created
The Genesis, an organization similar to the YMCA but caters more toward the arts. Helping the community and helping end negativity is my ultimate goal. This page was created for you to keep up with my progress on my road to becoming a more ripened Composer and Businessman. Seeing the business side of music promotion and marketing, I got even more interested in the community, so I founded and chartered the Iota Delta Phi Fraternity Inc. On November 11th 2009. At Savannah State University and the Savannah College of Art and Design. We are a Service organization and our focus is empowering the youth to help power the world.
During my time in savannah, Georgia I became a common name through sub in performances and guest appearances as soloists which led me to appear in the local high schools performing on piano and then breaking down the theory used to make the songs I composed to the kids who attended the music classes.
Working at the Portmans Music Superstore which was savannah's main music teaching attraction, I got to teach adults and children piano as close and far as 35 miles out side of savannah. I was also apart of a music road team and for a year we would travel the eastern region doing clinics and instrument testing for kids bridging into their local music program to help them figure out which instruments they might be most comfortable behind.
With YOUR help, I believe I am capable of showing this world how to be a more loving place, through dance, art and music. I've recently left the state of Georgia after Being there 22 years . I have moved to Colorado for a new start. I hope to gain new fans and supporters. Georgia is a great place but I had reached my cap there. Not a million people pay attention to my music or craft, but I hope one day that may happen. Until then, I'll continue to cater to the few that purchase my music and everyone else who feels like I'm destined for something greater than being a street musician. Thank you for your time, and your support.
(Raised in Savannah, Georgia----Now Residing In Colorado)
POSITIVITY, PEACE ,LOVE & HAPPINESS
Community Activist Front man of GRSJR NATION "Where Music, Dance, And Art with depth & Imagination meet creativity & produce inspiration"
My next highly anticipated album DESTINY releases on SEPTEMBER 1st 2014! (my birthday) STAY TUNED.