I love performing for a audience on any level. "The ArnellDerek Band" allows me the jazz enjoyment of an intimate and close setting. To see the reaction of people to music is amazing. Music is for lovers of the arts, and creative. I'd love to bring you that.
Price Range: $0-$6000 depends on your event
Gig Length: 30 - 90 minutes
What to Expect
Performing to fulfillment. Respecting the client. Enjoying the audience and bringing jazz excellence.
Arnell Carmichael: Singer/guitarist of the popular group Raydio & Ray Parker Jr. with many hit records. Songs as Jack and Jill, You Can't Change That, Two Places At The Same, and he's even worked on Ghostbusters. But nothing makes him prouder than of this new product he's just created "The ArnellDerek Band" which is a jazz trio. The story behind this great endeavor is that he was trained under Allan Barnes a saxophonist for The Blackbyrds. Barnes studying under Professor Donald Byrd at Howard University. "He taught me the jazz concept as a busker going out to rehearse for 3 years on the streets of Detroit with him," says Arnell. Then he began the next seven years playing at Baker's Keyboard Lounge with Alan Barnes & Primetime Alan's jazz band as a rhythm guitarist. "I remember playing in front of Comerica Park, Eastern Market, and 1515 Broadway Theatre," says Arnell. Allan asks him to perform at Baker's Keyboard Lounge with him for over a decade before his passing. Allan Barnes expected the band and other feature musicians to deliver the passion, soul interest in performing jazz traditional music. This band still performs to this day at Baker's every first sat of the month to a packed house. Now here comes the 2018 season at Baker's Keyboard Lounge. They are still there. Right now is the time for Arnell Carmichael to display his skills as a guitarist in an intimate setting or to the jazz world as himself a singer/guitarist. His technical articulation and his guitar work are being recognized by the ear of so many new listeners of jazz. He reaches a new generation of people wonderfully. As he resonates with young listeners they can appreciate the great art of being a jazz guitarist.
Additional Booking Notes
The size of the band is important. Could change for trio to full orchestra. Depends on the venue. Requirements vary from stage to stage. Sound Engineer/Lighting Tech Asst., Guitar Tech. plus
Past Booked Events
|February 03, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Prime Time|
After Hours, Rio, So What, Heaven
Broadway, This Mascarade, Deeper Than You Think, Someday We'll All Be Free, Give Me The Night, In Your Eyes, Take Five, Breezin' and more could do a tribute show.
Mornin', We're In This Love Together, Distracted, Take Five
Rhyme or Reason, Geneva
Find One Hundred Ways
Pick Up The Pieces
(Average White Band)
Canalope Island, Chameleon
Pecan Tree, X Marks The Spot
Mister Magic, Just To Of Us
(Seals and Croft)
I Think Ill Stay Home Today
Ghetto Heaven, Never Give Up
Influences & Inspiration
You'll hear covers from Al Jarreau, George Benson, Luther Vandross, Ronnie Jordan, Wes Montgomery, Chuck Loeb, George Duke and The Jazz Crusaders AND MORE
Lighting and P.A.
SYNTH OR KEYBOARD AMP
Percusion set up. Tambales, cowbells, and more
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