Four-time Grammy Award winner Stanley Clarke is undoubtedly one of the most celebrated acoustic and electric bass players in the world. What’s more, he is equally gifted as a recording artist, performer, composer, conductor, arranger, producer and film score composer. A true pioneer in jazz and jazz-fusion, Clarke is particularly known for his ferocious bass dexterity and consummate musicality. Unquestionably, he has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso.
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Ronnie Laws has crossed the barriers of time with his dynamic sound and a groove that moves you in ways you’ve never imagined. His unique sound spans the cosmos from be-bop, deep pocket funk, Coltrane inspired pentatonic to rich sweet ballads. He began his legendary musical journey with Earth Wind and Fire, playing saxophone and Flute on their “Last Days and Time” album. This launched him into his solo career with his first album “Pressure Sensitive” highlighting his hit Always There which became a jazz-funk classic and has since been covered by numerous artists. Besides his many jazz/funk hits, he is also a notable vocalist! We are honored to have Ronnie part of our GIE family
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The Dazz Band is a Grammy Winning Legendary funk band. Throughout the 80’s, the band produced hit songs including “Swoop”, “Joystick”, “Heartbeat”, “Party Right Here” and “Let It All Blow”! They grooved on the floors of American Bandstand, Soul Train and Solid Gold! In the 90’s when Rap and Hip Hop emerged on the scene, the band took their music overseas to the International market.
On the Major Hits Record Label Bobby Harris organized the project entitled, These Familiar Funk Sounds featuring “United We Funk All Stars” including artists The Dazz Band; Charlie Wilson, of The Gap Band; The Bar Kays; Confunkshun; The SOS Band; Roger Troutman and Zapp. The “United We Funk All Stars” success is credited to rejuvenating the careers of many Funk artists of the 1980’s. Today, the popularity of new music includes a resurgence of these familiar funk sound! In 2015, vocalist Donny Sykes joined the group. A native of Los Angeles who played with artists from Stevie Wonder to Tyler Perry.
GIE is pleased to have the opportunity to work with The Legendary Dazz band!
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