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Bass Guitar: Ron Pearson
Ron Pearson is a native of Los Angeles California who now resides in Phoenix AZ who has played all over the world for Gospel, Smooth Jazz, and R&B artists. Most recent artists are Saxophonist Dominick Amato and Guitarist Travis Rogers and is featured on the “Wayman Tisdale Tribute Show” performed in Phoenix.
Ron's travels have led him to: Norway, Germany, Korea, Japan, Hawaii, Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Addis Abba, Ethiopia Africa and the Philippine Islands to name a few places. Ron keeps himself busy by performing various Gospel Brunches playing his brand of smooth jazz around the city. When he's not touring he’s giving back to the community as the Resident bass player for a highly popular local talent search called "Idol in the Skye" which is available to see on YouTube
Keyboards: Kent Stallard
Kent Stallard is a native of the Michigan Area where he was classically trained but being immersed in R&B growing up, Kent’s playing style is a combination of technique and soulfulness.
Kent has played and toured professionally for over 30 years and has worked with various local artists in the Phoenix area, including the late Patti Williams, George Bowman, Khani Cole, The Shining Star band and others.
Drums: Julian Stewart
Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, drummer Julian Stewart is best known for his ability to make a groove not only sound right, but feel right as well. Understanding that “chops” are important, but are not nearly as important as “strong pocket,” Julian desires band synergy. His main goal is to ensure that the crowd is pleased with the band and not simply the drummer. With a strong foundation in classical and world percussion, he’s able to play grooves in odd meters and incorporate various world rhythms into his playing. He has had the privilege of playing for Grammy Award winning, Country music singer, Shania Twain at the age of 18, world renowned jazz pianist Ellis Marsalis, Contemporary Jazz guitarist Tim Bowman, and Jazz pianist Joe McBride.
Todd Sisk is the only native in the band but is definitely in intricate part of "Karizzma". Todd brings all of his performing experience with ALL the bands he's played for to the table. With his over the top energy, excellent stage presence, superb saxophone playing (which hes honed right hear at ASU along with the Drum major Skills) once you've experienced an evening in the presence of Todd you'll be back with crowds because you can't tell everything you'll experience, they will just have to see Todd for themselves;
Along with the flavor of this bands forte' Todd is a perfect fit and compliments the other members to a TEE.
Even though Karizzma is an instrumental band there are times when we need a "Woman's Touch" and that's when we introduce the world to the talented and very beautiful Michele Oh.
A native of Washington D.C. Michele pursued her BA in music at Westminster Choir College in 2002. As a student she was a member of the world renowned Westminster Choir under the direction of Dr. Joseph Flummerfelt.
More recently Michele was a soloist in Bach's "Passion Of saint John" in 2011 and also had a part in winning the Scottsdale Musical Arts Concerto competition in 2010
Even though shes spent a majority of her years as a Church Soloist on the east coast, open your ears and hear the true"Karizzma" of the again very talented Michele Oh.
more info is available at her website www.micheleoh.com