The Season of Greater
Happy New Year 2015!!!
The Season of Greater
I want to personally thank each of you for following me and supporting everything that I do. 2014 was definitely a year of many new doors and tremendous blessings!! I've included some photos and video footage from the end of 2014 as well as some things you can look forward to in 2015. I pray that each of you have a tremendous new year and that this be your best year ever!! Damien
Here's a clip of me and The Levites on BET's Bobby Jones Gospel from November 2014 when we sang BROKEN TO MINISTER - http://youtu.be/22EYt2DPXaE
I was blessed with the opportunity to perform at my high school alma mater, John S. Davidson Fine Arts School for their Concert Under The Stars along with my mentor, Wycliffe Gordon and my first jazz piano teacher, Donald Macey. Here's a clip of me singing Donald Macey's original composition "DFA" based on the notes D-F-A in tribute to the school. http://youtu.be/R7FCyN_XBVw
Please join me for my Carnegie Hall conducting debut on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:30pm where I'll be conducting Wynton Marsalis' ABYSSINIAN MASS. Tickets will be going on sale soon. Click the photo above for more info. Here's a video of my work with Carnegie Hall last year - http://youtu.be/jSfSnP1rN9I
Here are two video clips of me and The Levites in Barcelona, Spain performing with Coro Gospel de Madrid in early December 2014. We performed at the jazz club Nova Jazz Cava Terassa and the Teatre du Principale Terrassa - http://youtu.be/QdZC6pwVKdQ (LIVE acapella performance on Terrassa Radio in Barcelona) http://youtu.be/nmTdhG6K3Ok (Let It Be To You at Teatre du Principale Terrassa)
HUGE news coming soon about the long-anticipated release of BROKEN TO MINISTER: Deluxe Edition (2 CD set) showcasing my group, The Levites, featuring songs like - Broken To Minister, Call Him By His Name, God Is Blessing Me, A Placed Called There and many others with guest artists Tekesha Russell, James Ziegler, Judy Ray Tucker, Iona Locke & Ruby Holland Hutchins on my independent label, LeChateau Earl Records.
On Sunday, December 14, 2014, I had the awesome privilege of performing along with The Levites at the Arsht Center in Miami's FREE GOSPEL SUNDAY event, Florida culminating a three-month residency with the South Florida Boys and Girls Choir which was sponsored by the Arsht Center and the Knight Foundation. Here's a photo of me with the president and CEO of the Adrienne Arsht Center of Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County, M John Richard and Dennis Scholl, Vice President of Arts for the Knight Foundation.
I'll be posting and releasing information about the 2nd Annual Levites' Gathering which will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 to Saturday, June 13, 2015 in Washington, DC. The specific location, conference schedule, hotel information, guest speakers and guest artists will be updated very soon on the website - www.thelevitesgathering.com