Jazz Master Bio’s

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  Kenny Wright Experience 
Bassist songwriter Kenny Wright leads a world class unit in ‘The Kenny Wright Experience’. His group has been featured in concert with acts such as Roy Ayers, Buckwheat Zydeco, Glady’ s Knight, , Kim Waters, Walter Beasley, Angela Bofills , Vickie Winans, , The Stylistics, Tevin Campbel and others..
As an independent producer Kenny has produced seven solo CD’s. With beautiful melody, rich harmony and tight rhythms his music stands the test of time and can be heard on Pandora.com, iHeart Radio, Apple- itunes, Accu-Radio,  Mood, DMX, Rhapsody and most contemporary music forums.
As a bassist he has performed with ,The Temptations Revue, The Supremes, Bobbi Humphries , Damon Harris,Michael White, Oscar Brown Jr, Richard Dimples Fields, Roger Collins, Curtis Pope and The Midnight Movers and others.Kenny currently plays a flamenco style of bass guitar that is completely original and quite unique.
 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    Roderick Johnson  Roderick Johnson has been playing drums and mastering the instrument for more than thirty years.  His playing started at Jericho Church, now known as Jericho City of Praise, under the leadership of Evangelist Betty Peebles. He eventually evolved to a high school symphony followed by attending Washington Community School of Music, and Drummers Collective in New York City.  Roderick later went on to tour with the famous Howard University’s Gospel Choir for four years.  Roderick’s recording credits include:  Seven CD’s, and a number of jingle commercials produced in the Washington metropolitan area.  Other career highlights include performing for the R&B group, Blue Magic, Mark Green of The Moments, Washington’s legend guitarist, Charlie Byrd and other well known jazz ensembles,
Most recently, Roderick is a member of the well know ensamble of the Richard Payne Trio, who is credited with one CD released in 2009 where the Trio serves as the official musicians at the Unity Church of Washington, D.C., and is also lead drummer of Wasington’s D.C. Top 40 Band, Phoenix, Bemsha (Latin Band).  Roderick serves as a drum instructor for the jazz musical program at P.G. County’s Central High School.
For the past twenty years, Roderick has been a part of the Kenny Wright Experience, performing on several of Kenny’s CD selections and performances.
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  Charles Etzel —
 A veteran of the Baltimore night club circuit has developed a playing style that has been described as ‘absolutley providing the perfect feel’ for just about any piece of music. He has performed with Ethel Ennis,sax legend Mickey Fields,and has been a big part of Kenny’s group for the last twenty years.
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Kevin Porter–
As strong a  jazz guitarist as you will find Kevin Porter is amazing as he stirs up a storm and creates positive energy that has the crowds cheering.
He’s been a big part of the group for fifteen years and is also a dedicated gospel musician.
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