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JAZZ & BLUES FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH FEATURING MOSE DAVIS TRIO, LEONARD JULIEN III, RHONDA THOMAS, AND SIMONE TORRES 6/17/18Sunday, June 17 2018 11:30am Doors / 12:00pm Start / Ends 3:00pm
JAZZ & BLUES FATHER'S DAY BRUNCH FEATURING MOSE DAVIS TRIO, LEONARD JULIEN III, RHONDA THOMAS, AND SIMONE TORRES 6/17/18
Mose Davis Trio:
Because he specializes in creating uplifting music from all genres, Jazz, R&B, Pop, Rock and Gospel, in addition to movie scores and TV themes, Mose Davis has been called "The Music Specialist". Classically trained at the Detroit Conservatory of Music, Davis is an exceptional jazz artist and prominent fixture on the Atlanta music scene and throughout the region. He moves freely between electric keyboards, acoustic piano, synthesizers, and his all-time love, the organ. Some of his musical influences include jazz greats, Jimmy Smith and Ahmal Jamal. Mose performs with top acts across the country as well as internationally. Such acts as Candi Staton, Marlena Shaw, The Funkadelics and The Fabulous Counts are among his favorites.
His current musical makeup, The Mose Davis Trio has shared the stage with Pieces of A Dream, Michael Franks, Ahmad Jamal, Roy Ayers and Frankie Beverly. He has made numerous appearances at jazz festivals, including The Atlanta Jazz Festival, The Macon Jazz Festival and the world renowned, Spoleto Festival.
His most recent release, "Sunshine", can be purchased on iTunes, CD Baby and Amazon. To experience Mose Davis LIVE, you can catch the MDT every Wednesday and Thursday night @ The Westin Peachtree Plaza in downtown Atlanta.
Leonard Julien III:
Leonard Julien, III is a vocalist and balladeer with a tremendous vocal range. He is able to take you from Barry White to Peabo Bryson. Leonard found his way into the entertainment field while studying saxophone at Southern University under the direction of Alvin Battiste Jazz Ensemble. Leonard's vocal talent was later discovered by Dr. Isaac Greggs, Band Director of Southern University Marching Band.
Leonard's love for music has taken him beyond his native home of Louisiana and to the Atlanta metropolitan area, where he was later hired by Millie Jackson as a saxophonist and occasional background vocalist. While touring with Millie Jackson, Leonard received a personal call from his idol, Otis Williams of the Temptations, to sing the voice of David Ruffin in the mini series, "The Temptations". Leonard has opened for the likes of Jeffrey Osborne, Tyrone Davis, and Ray Goodman and Brown just to name a few. Leonard can also be heard playing saxophone on Outkast's hits, "The Whole World" and "I Like The Way You Move". Leonard also can be heard on his family CD entitled "Reunion by Valsin", which includes his famous cousin, Plas Johnson who played the theme (Pink Panther). There are musicians in this family that have performed with every one from Elvis to Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, Paul McCartney and Wynton Marsalis.
Rhonda Thomas is soul personified and her vocal acrobatics landed her onstage for eleven years as a background vocalist for the late, great Isaac Hayes. That sultry voice has recently catapulted her into sharing the stage with Dwele, Goapele, India.Arie, Incognito, Kenny Lattimore, Eric Roberson and Roberta Flack. Rhonda’s vocal talents and songwriting have been highlighted on The Michael Baisden Show, NPR, Good Day Atlanta, JazzTimes Magazine, and Radioscope with Lee Bailey.
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