Wednesday Wind Down

The critically acclaimed, five-member live music collective based in Atlanta, Georgia known for its unique blend of nonstop, high energy, “DJ –esque” R&B, hip-hop and rock mixes, lead by multi-talented Grammy–nominated recording artist formerly of the group BLACKstreet, Quinn.

Jukebox, conceived in 2006 with the intent to provide an alternative to nightlife in the city of Atlanta while simultaneously filling a void for true LIVE entertainment for the stylish, professional adults has evolved into much more, taking Atlanta by storm as it’s premiere LIVE music band. Hosting weekly events at Atlanta’s premiere posh restaurants and lounges with clientele ranging from a veritable “who’s who” of Atlanta establishing an elite, cult following in the city residents and surrounding states.

Jukebox has been heralded in several publications nationally and locally for it’s unique brand of musical entertainment, Bolstering an impressive resume of performances for both national recording artists, television shows and a personal favorite of the 59th and 60th Mayors of Atlanta the Honorable Kasim Reed and Keisha Lance Bottoms for whom they perform regularly at personal and private events, including the Annual Mayor’s Senior Ball, and Inaugural Ceremonies.

For more information about Jukebox visit them by logging on to the web at www.jukeboxatlanta.com.

Hailing all the way from South Mississippi with vocal chords that will melt you away is LaMorris. Whether he is singing a ballad or an upbeat tempo song, his performance exudes perfection. In LaMorris’ catalog are such greats as Teddy Pendergrass, Marvin Gaye and Gerald Levert. He has soul, romance and rhythm.

LaMorris has collaborated with Melvin Miller, and Tyrese as well as many performances such as White Linen Affair, Passion & Poetry just to name a few. LaMorris has also open up for El Debarge, Kelly Price and Fantasia. His current CD features his debut single Ride Out as well the ladies love ballad Grown Azz Man.

LaMorris feels “Good music is just that BUT Great music makes the world go around”.

Growing up in Atlanta, the members of RedShoes & Gravy have known each other for more than 25 years. This band of five put their musical talents together in 2013. They play an eclectic genre of R&B, Jazz, Funk, Gospel, and Afropunk using the keyboard, bass, drums, guitar, and saxophone.

Growing up in a small 3 bedroom house in Raleigh, North Carolina; Al Chauncy experienced what it was like to live in a lower income neighborhood called Apollo Heights. With three brothers in one room and one boxed floor television in the living room, he had to become more creative. Being the Son of a Rock & Roll/Jazz trained Pianist, Al Chauncy’s musical prowess begun at the early age 11; penning his first song to the Maxi single instrumental of Ice – T “Original Gangster”. Being involved around church since his early childhood, Al Chauncy learned three part harmonies and vocal arrangements from singing in The Gospel Music Workshop of America (Ricky Dillard, Vickie Winans, James Moore), and the MLK All Children’s choir.

He is the Son of jazz/rock n roll pianist Gerald “Jerry” Williams who was Duke Ellington’s young protege’ for a short period; which Duke handpicked his Father for a scholarship to The Juilliard School. He also played with Jackie Wilson, The Tams, WJ Moore and the Dynamic Upsetters; Graced the stages of The Apollo Theatre, Madison Square Garden, and The Ed Sullivan Show. Al Chauncy is also the cousin of Blues legend Brownie McGhee who recorded records as the duo Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. So the musical inheritance was inevitably passed on to Al Chauncy to share with his generation.

His story telling style is heavily influence by The Notorious BIG and his love for storylines in films. At the age of 16 he joined a super rap group Bloodline which comprised of 6 members who sung and rapped; they were compared to The Fugees and even got a chance to work with the Fugees producer/engineer Joe “The butcher” Nicolo in Philadelphia. In the midst of the few lucrative deals Bloodline had on the table, the group disbanded due to creative differences. After the big group break up Al Chauncy continued his musical dream and became a state-wide figure in the Carolina music scene. He was nominated for Best Artist in the 2009 North Carolina Underground Music Awards and also received the moniker as The Carolina Mayor from his fans.

In that same year Al Chauncy had greater ambitions and realized that being The Carolina Mayor wasn’t his only intentions; so he chased his dreams and moved to “The mecca of Urban music” Atlanta, Georgia. Upon his arrival to Atlanta, Al Chauncy began Performing at countless open mics and showcasing his talent as a hip-hop artist who uniquely sung his hooks and rapped. While performing at those open mics Al Chauncy got the opportunity to meet Chris “Traxx” Rogers who produced for Cee- Lo Green, Porsha Williams, Allen Anthony, Tori Alamaze and Pussy Cat Dolls. After hearing Al Chauncy’s soulful voice, Rogers was immensely impressed and offered a production deal to this up and coming star.

After previously being the in-house producer for Cee-Lo Green, Chris “Traxx” Rogers felt he struck gold again with this new phenomenal artist. Rogers worked on Al Chauncy’s artist development over the years; molding him from a Hip Hop artist into an urban soul artist. His debut album is entitled Late For Church, which has an ambiguous meaning of the “The World is not perfect” and also relates to Al Chauncy being raised in the church and the streets. As an incredible Soul singer, he is also a talented songwriter, penning songs for Teddy Riley (Blackstreet), and many other relative artist in the music industry. He is coined as the Son of Soul and is here to revive Soul music and R&B.

Since bursting on the scene in 2010, The Soul Cartel has continued to compel audiences with a contemporary interpretation of the classic R&B Soul music we have grown to love throughout the years. The Soul Cartel is composed of musicians and vocalists with backgrounds ranging from R&B, gospel, jazz, and funk. This blend of styles is what creates such a unique sound that has audiences begging for more at the end of their high-octane performances. During a time of watered down performances and lackluster entertainment, The Soul Cartel hearkens back to an era of electrifying showmanship and soul singing at its best! From the sounds of Marvin Gaye to the contemporary sounds of Anthony Hamilton, the Cartel offers a mixture of music that will keep heads bobbing and feet moving ALL NIGHT! Experience the music and the vibe at an event near you!