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keith brown "keito"

This 2013 EMMY & 2012 IMAGE AWARD contributor bassist, songwriter and music producer, has given a world wide imprint. Keith has performed with several International recording artists contracted with major record labels such as the Atlantic East West Atco label 1990's Pop group Natural Selection-

Their hit single Do Anything, went to the top of the pop billboard charts for ten weeks. Keith does production work for the 3 time Grammy Award Winning inspirational vocal group -Sounds of Blackness, Keith’s work contributed to the prestigious 2012 IMAGE AWARD for “BEST WORLD MUSIC”.

Keith plays bass guitar and keyboards for the internationally known pop R&B artist Alexander O’Neil product of the world renowned Grammy award winning Producer’s Terry Lewis and Jimmy Jam Harris from the group “Morris Day and the Time” Keith's studio work at Atomic K Records had the honors playing bass on Zach Sobiech's hit song “Fix Me Up”. Over 50 million hits on YouTube....the song “Fix Me Up” helps support the unbelievable worldwide hit “Clouds”which led Atomic K records and Zach Sobiech to win a 2013 EMMY Award for the emotional story of recording the “Clouds” project. The song “Clouds”along with ITunes continues to building over a million dollars in donations across the world for Osteo Sarcoma cancer research.

While he has made his home as an Artist on Atomic K Record Label in Minneapolis Minnesota(AtomicK.com), Keith's Music and Production experiences has landed Performances with many Minneapolis Music legends including Prince's musicians, "American Idol" and "The Voice" vocalist, just to name a few. Next time you go out to see Keith in any production pick his brain ....he has lots of stories to tell !!  

 

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Alexandra Kennedy

 

"Lexi"

  

While singing under a German music production agency, Alexandra began her musical career in Europe, being featured in various European news media was a result of this songstress's performances from music venues and recording studios. With a wide range of amazing inspirations, Alexandra credits the University of Minnesota, School of Music for her vocal training in classical, jazz, R&B, and gospel studies while continuing to develop her musical talents in the United States.

Alexandra is currently a lead vocalist of the group IN2ITION based in Minneapolis/St. Paul Minnesota, performing for many venues in the U.S., including local establishments, corporate facilities, casinos, private events etc. You may recognize this artist from other earlier twin cities groups, including Decade, Wicked Blue, KNQ Jazz, Epic, Jaded, Dean Weisser Band and more.

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Alexandra's talents have led her to a national platform as well. She has had the privilege to record backing vocals for Jessica Simpson's (Walt Disney) Summer of 2000 Tour- covering Janet Jackson's material. Alexandra has developed a great rapport, while sharing the stage with many renowned artists; The Bangles, Grand Funk Railroad, Loverboy, Night Ranger, Rick Springfield, Poison, Edgar Winter, Ozark Mountain Dare Devils, Allman Brothers, Great White, Chan Poling, The Litter, GB Leighton, Kat Perkins just to name a few.

Alexandra also had the pleasure of being a part of the amazing Zach Sobiech “Clouds” fundraiser projects, The Down & Dirty Project with Jason Matheson & Dj crew from FM 107.1Talk radio raising over $90,000 for Osteosarcoma research and other charities for children. Alexandra takes part in many high profile events, recording studio projects, including soundtrack work for Minnesota film directors. 

Alexandra is in her element with writing music, performing for intimate venues, as well as audiences holding thousands. With her beautiful, extensive vocal range, unique & bluesy sounds, you may also find this artist performing with her acoustic group QueenBHarmony, formed with her son, guitarist Dominic McFadden. You may find additional information about Alexandra Mari Kennedy, aka "Lexi"- music releases on several internet sites, including her own web profile FB, ReverbNation, CD Baby, iTunes, YouTube, etc.

 

 

 

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Nate hance 

A native of Minot,  Nate Hance has been playing piano as long as he can remember. He made his debut as a composer while still in high school, premiering two big band compositions. He went on to receive a music composition degree from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN), where he studied classical and jazz piano. In 2010, he had the distinct honor of performing Benjamin Britten's Piano Concerto with The Concordia Orchestra.

After completing his studies,Nate visited more than 60 countries and all seven continents, including Antarctica, as a pianist on Holland America cruise ships. He played with world class musicians from around the globe and performed with hundreds of world-class acts, including Wayne Newton and Melissa Manchester. After three years growing his career as a pianist and composer in Denver, CO, Nate moved to the Twin Cities in 2016, where he continues to do what he loves, share his love of music with others. He enjoys playing many types of music, from jazz to classical, R&B to rock and beyond. He has released four solo piano CDs of original compositions and arrangements, and records unique YouTube videos every week that showcase his piano ability, unique arrangements and quirky sense of humor.

Nate Hance

Pianist, Entertainer, Composer, Teacher

www.NateHance.com

www.youtube.com/NateHance

 
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Adam Teeter

is a multi talented audio engineer, producer, singer songwriter musician. He plays lead and rhythm guitars along with fantastic raw "in your face"  vocals.  Adam has worked in the music industry in Minneapolis Mn and the greater Midwest for the past 20 years.  One of several high lights of Adam's career includes an original composition titled "Follow Me". "Follow Me " landed a position to be featured on prime time   Warner Brothers Network.  During his career Adam's musical experiences and amazing guitar techniques led him to record at Prince's Paisley Park Studios.   Adam's live performances includes opening for international and national guitarist Jonny Lang. Jonny Lang had the hit song "lie to me"  Produced by  Bruce McCabe  who Adam also had the opportunity to work with. This multi talented guitarist worked with countless contracted record label artist from the likes of three time Grammy award winning drummer Trenon Graham from the Sounds of Blackness,  Keith 'Keito' Brown from the 1990's national recording pop group Natural Selection just to name a few.  Adam has credits in radio as well, he has performed live on the Minneapolis Mn FM station Cities 97,  Adam has also work in the music arena along with Tom Garneau has done several projects along (Prince, Sting), Adam has produced  music on the Minnesota based sport show Rosen's Sports Sunday, One of Adam's many  composition was also released by Latchkey Records in New York City.

 Adam gives his life and love not only to music but as an Educator holding a Master's Degree in Special Education !!!

 
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STEVE GRIPP

Guitarist, vocalist, and bassist has been performing in Minneapolis and the Midwest for over 25 years. Steve began his music education at McNally Smith College of Music studying with top instructors while earning a degree in guitar performance.

After Graduating Steve worked in the Minneapolis music scene with many top musicians including Kathleen Johnson, Debbie Duncan, Barbara LeShore, Patty Peterson, Wain McFarlane, and Big John Dickerson to name a few.

You can find Steve currently working as the musical director of Peace Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids. He also works as an instructor on guitar and bass and has his own band with a cd project in the works !!

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Jimmy Bayard is a premier electric guitarist from Houston, Texas. As a child he was influenced by several local Houston area guitar heroes and had the opportunity to play on stage in nightclubs around the area with the help of his parents who were also touring musicians. Jimmy picked up the violin around age 12, and just about every other stringed instrument including the cello, viola, double bass, mandolin, dobro, banjo, and steel guitar before finding his home as a guitarist.

With no formal instruction on guitar, Jimmy’s mastery of the instrument is a result of purposeful listening to greats like Eric Clapton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, Allan Holdsworth, Pat Martino, Robben Ford, Danny Gatton, Albert Collins, Freddie King, and countless others, mixed with his knowledge of music theory and dynamic “relative pitch” learned from 12 years of ferociously studying the violin.

Jimmy has contributed to numerous records as a session guitarist for Mercury Records and has performed all over the United States. He is also one of the most in-demand guitarists for bands affiliated with the "Minneapolis Sound" and was asked to be the house guitarist for the Official Prince Tribute After Parties by the Prince Family (PRN). Some of the artists Jimmy has recorded, toured, or played with include:

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Andre Cymone (Prince)

New Power Generation (Prince)

Judith Hill (Prince)

Liv Warfield (Prince)

Alexander O'Neal

Dez Dickerson (Prince & The Revolution)

Apollonia (Prince)

Jellybean Johnson (The Time/Janet Jackson/Alexander O'Neil)

GSharp & The Bizness (Prince)

JayBee & The Routine

Sonny Thompson (Prince/New Power Generation)

Michael Bland (Prince/New Power Generation)

Marvin OneGunn (Mazarati)

Craig Screamer (Mazarati)

Morris Hayes (New Power Generation/Prince/Mazarati)

Donna Grantis (Prince/3rd Eye Girl)

TC Ellis (Prince)

Willie Walker

David Eiland (The Time)

GO TO > Jimmybayard.com

Jimmy also released his first solo album “BLANC” in 2013 and many have called it one of the best albums in their collection.

Though still a Texan at heart and mind, Jimmy has found prodigious success in Minneapolis where he resides today and plays with several groups. If you are walking the streets of Minneapolis and hear Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Johnson, and Danny Gatton playing a show together – it may just be Jimmy Bayard pulling his old Tele out of the case and tuning up for a night of incredible live guitar work.

Come on in and see why guitarists all around say, “this guy puts on a clinic with that thing.”