Presented by Dwight Trible, Executive Director non-profit 501(c)(3) The 'new' World STAGE Art, Education & Performance Gallery "BEST South L.A. Jazz Club" - LAWeekly
Nolan Shaheed aka Nolan Smith, began his musical career in 1973, rising to be a top studio musician. He was musical
director for Marvin Gaye, lead trumpet with Count Basie and has an extensive resume of other acts he has worked
and traveled with including: Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Phil Collins, Anita Baker.He is a master music producer as well as a songwriter and arranger and leads his own (J)azz band. Nolan also is a world-renowned sound engineer and owns one of the top recording studios in Southern California.
Nolan Shaheed, Band Leader - trumpet, cornet & flugelhorn. "Stage & studio Jazz musician stylist" -
Sounding like himself - Kirk Silsbee, LA Times
Band Personnel: (updated To: quintet)
Kevin Toney - piano "a true modern music renaissance artist"
James Leary - bass " 'Artist' 'Monster Bassist' "
Quentin Dennard - drums " 'Q'uintessential drummer 4 everythin' " -
+ Keith Fiddmont - sax "Feeding the Fever" - Zan Stewart, L.A. Times
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