Desmond Scaife, Jr - Pianist / Singer | New York City, New York(no reviews)
Based In: New York City, New York
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I perform what Oleta Adams & Lawrence "Larry" Watson refer to as "Highly Emotional Music." This music doesn't straight-jacket you to one aesthetic of artistic expression. I am a singer/pianist that takes pride in performing many styles of music authentically without depending on the written word, materialism, instant gratification or any other medium that sucks the SOUL out of music. On stage you will get my full experience: singing while playing, just singing, just playing, and singing while dancing while playing while conducting! "An artist's duty... as far as I'm concerned... is to reflect ... the times" -Nina Simone
A native of Auburn, AL, Desmond grew up drenched in Gospel, Blues, R&B, and Soul music. As a serene and very observant child, he began singing in his father’s church at two years old. By age six he was playing piano and organ, and by ten he was on to the drum set. Desmond is a graduate of Berklee College of Music where he currently works a teaching assistant; he has been working with SaveOurSelves Productions for three years as an artist all under the tutelage of Lawrence “Larry” Watson. He has performed for/with the Supreme Court Justice, The Little Rock Nine, Sybrina Fulton (Trayvon Ma ... rtin’s mother), Harvard University, the NAACP, Berry Gordy (founder of Motown), Valerie Simpson, Nona Hendryx, Harry Belafonte, Mark Wahlberg, and was a top 50 finalists on the 2014 Season of American Idol. Desmond is also a songwriter, arranger, musical director, and composer.. Desmond has been dedicated to social justice and the elevation of humanity on all fronts and is committed to further artist activism.
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I am well versed in vocal prowess instruction. I teach from the practical perspective rather than the theoretical. I believe that classroom acumen must match real world experience. I focus on functional breathing techniques, ear training, vocalists singing as musicians, and utilizing emotional intellect to reinforce biological vocal technique.
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