The BAJAZZS Higher Power Projects
The BAJAZZS “Higher Power Projects” CD features former American Idol vocalist Donnie Williams and his sister Terrill Cater. Also performing are special guests Denise Stewart, lead vocalist with Norman Conners. Derick Hughes, long time lead vocalist with Roberta Flack and the beautiful & talented Talita Long, who is the mother of actress Nia Long.
Vocalist Michael Cheadle, his daughter Mickala Cheadle, pianist/ vocalist Robert Collier and internationally respected R&B vocalist Fred Hughes, who is Derick’s father. The CD also includes some of the Bay Area’s finest musicians. Along with drummer Paul Tillman Smith, who is the current Executive Director of (BAJAZZS) are Co-Producer Nelson Braxton, bassist for the Braxton Brothers and currently on the road with Michael Bolton.
Associate Producer, bassist / guitarist Levi Seacer Jr, a longtime member of Prince’s band “The Power Generation”. Herbie Hancock’s percussionist Kenneth Nash. 3 time grammy award winning vocalist Jeanie Tracy sings background. Eric Daniels, recent pianist for the “Voice” and former musical director for Mariah Carey. Lauren Hill pianist Kev Choice. Lakeside pianist the late Donald Tavie. Tony Toni’s saxophonist Vincent Lars. Chuck Mangione’s guitarist Carl Lockett and former Ledisi pianist Sundra Manning.
Also performing on keyoards are Jay Logan & Robert Collier. Guitarist’s Erroll Cooney, Cedrick Dennis and Charles Spikes. Bassist Troy Lampkin and spoken word by Yolandra Rhodes & Tarika Lewis. There is also one musical arrangements by the late Michael Stanton and strings by Oakland Symphony Players.
This page is dedicated to the late pianist Lonnie Hewitt
100% of the sales of the Higher Power Project CD go into a special fund in support of Musicians & Artists that find themselves seriously struggling in today’s economic climate.