Duane Parham's "My Turn" will be among the many smooth jazz "tunes" hitting the stage at the John E Lawrence Summer Jazz Festival on August 25, 2023. This "sassy" little tune will make you turn sideways in your seat. Make sure you are there to hear it! Here's a bit of what you will hear. . .
Duane Parham released another Detroit favorite in 2020 called "Your Precious Love." This Marvin Gaye hit is delighting listeners worldwide. Parham's version features Vocalist Tammy Trele Davis. The "soulful" saxophone of Duane gives it a special flavor. He is expected to add it to his festival playlist.
As a fixture in Detroit, Duane wears lots of hats. The above information gives you an idea of "how many." So, contact his booking agent if we can serve you in any capacity.
"Blues That Lift Your Spirit"
Ms. Davis's trademark is to sing blues that "raise you up," while recognizing the historical foundation of the genre comes from "blood, sweat and a whole lot of tears."
Who is Thornetta Davis?
Born and educated in Detroit, Ms. Davis hit the music scene at the age of 15. . .singing with a group called Jas. In 1983, Jas disbanded but that did not stop Thornetta. Garnering a couple of high schools friends, a singing group entitled Chanteuse was born. Chanteuse continued until 1991 when Davis landed a solo contract with Sub Pop Label. Success was certainly courting her! In 1994, a solo album entitled "Sunday Morning Music" was released. Stardom has begun to knock on her door!
Mingling with the Stars
From 1997 to 2003, Thornetta sang background vocals for Kid Rock. She appeared on albums Devil Without a Cause, Kid Rock and a single titled Wasting Time. Opening for musicians Ray Charles, Bonnie Raitt and Gladys Knight certainly caused the "success lights" to shine on her. How bright is that light today?
Awards & Recognition
2015 Detroit's Queen of the Blues
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