L A Blacksmith
is a dynamic and charismatic performer who has brought his special brand of electrifying Funk, Jazz & Soul chops to live performances with artists such as Melba Moore, Me’Lisa Morgan, Freddie Jackson, Erykah Badu, Denice Williams, Isaac Hayes, & Ray Goodman & Brown. He is a gifted saxophonist, flutist & vocalist whose technique, emotional blend, & interpretation, fueled his musical odyssey. His versatility on Sax/Vocals 1st caught the eye of Ben E. King, & Shirley Alston Reeves (original lead vocalist for the Shirelles) with whom he did a worldwide tour. A few years later he sang his way onto a Canadian tour as a member of the "The Drifters". L A was also recognized by "In-Concert Smooth Jazz" Magazine Pg 28 http://www.acmppublishing.com/pointblank/
His group Jazz-Plus performed for the Black Spectrum Theater Concert series, The Forest Hill Concert Series, & The Airtran Concert Series to name a few. As a scintillating Sax-man & Vocalist he has been a member of "Brass Construction" and is now currently with "Crown Heights Affair" two highly acclaimed Funk/Dance Bands. In 2013 C.H.A. played to a sold out performance @ the Coronet theater in London. L A was the Musical Director for The Brooklyn Tonight Band @ The Barclay's Center featuring (Boro Pres) Marty Markowitz's Johnny Carson type show & has also performed for the current Boro President Eric Adams. When L A isn't doing his own thing he works with one of the top Corporate agencies In NY. Starlight Entertainment flew L A out to Santa Barbara to do Kevin Harts Wedding in California with a bevy of Celebrities in attendance.
L A also performed for the Prince of Morocco's Bday party in Morocco a few years back. He is a graduate of the Center for Media Arts, and adds to his list of credits, Sound Engineering for Whitney Houston, Kashif, Johnny Kemp, George Benson, & Najee to name a few. L A was part of the horn section that performed on the hit singles “I’ll do anything for you” - Denroy Morgan, “Somebody else’s Guy” -Jocelyn Brown, “Heartbeat”-Tanya Gardner, “Funky Sensation”- Gwen McRae & “Gonna get over you”-France Joli.
Jazz-Plus (L A's Grp) is also currently bringing show's to the Queens & Bklyn Library System, Prisons, & Nursing Homes all over the tri-state area during the wk. In 2016 L A released his 1st E.P. featuring his single "Mo Justice Mo Peace" and several song's written while in Nigeria & Produced by V. Jeffrey Smith & L A BlackSmith in their respective studio's. L A is released “MoJustice MoPeace (TribalMix) Political piece with a Worldbeat groove on Trezure Roxx Records.
L A is also an artist for The Unisoul World Wide Network who are Promoting “After Midnight,” & “Warri” These songs have been in their Top Ten Favorite’s since January. “Warri” is a Jazz/Groovin cut & “After Midnight” has a Reggae groove with Sexy Enticing Vocal’s.
Sept 9th 2019 Unisoul Records & Jazz Man Music are releasing Nigerian Bird Call. A world beat Jazzy/Funky/Rhythmically/Groovin Instrumental.
Visit their Website’s Below.
Unisoul Radio Network Worldwide http://www.unisoulradionetwork.com
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1315765895165272/?fref=nf L A's a quintessential musician that is ever evolving, and ever growing.
Musician: L A BLACKSMITH
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