Thursday Night Jazz Jam & Martinis with the Rodney Shelton Group featuring Brandon Stevens
One event on January 21, 2021 at 7:00 pm
One event on January 28, 2021 at 7:00 pm
Craft cocktails and small plates begin at 6:00 pm.
Seating includes the club & patio and is first-come at the door. Only Baby Grand Members qualify for preferred seating. Learn more about Middle C Jazz memberships: https://middlecjazz.com/tickets-memberships/#memberships
Music Is His Gift. Rodney “Keys” Shelton is the quiet storm in the music industry. Rodney began his career at the tender age of 13. Deriving from humble beginnings as a native of Martinsville Virginia, Rodney started his own band and while performing at schools and local clubs, he landed his first gig opening for artists “Betty Wright and King Floyd”.
While pursing a degree at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, Rodney continue to develop his gift of music. Unwearing in his work ethic, the young Rodney Shelton started touring the east coast with the show band “Time Square” and only after a few years of touring, Rodney moved into his calling as a songwriter/producer creating hundreds of songs for signed artist.
In the early 90’s after meeting with the Legendary Music promoter/manager “Howard Rosen”, that Rosen encounter lead to another encounter with the Legendary producer Stewart Levine and Jolie Jones (daughter of Quincy Jones) in king a production deal.
With the legends at work, shopping “the demo” to top record labels, the band “Curio” signed a deal with Motown records. During the recording of their album, the band unique sound, the band performed in the HIT movie “Another 48 hours” featuring Eddie Murphy, doing three songs on the movie soundtrack.
While signed to Motown, Rodney met R&B singer “Keith Washington” and along with Marsha Jenkins wrote the NOW platinum record “Kissing You”, which after 20 years is still rocking the airwaves!
As a successful award winning, musician/producer/songwriter/composer, Rodney has a list of musical talents he has work with over his career. Artists like Keith Washington, James Brown, Howard Hewitt, CeCe Peniston, Stephanie Mills, KC Haley (Jodeci), Billy Griffin, Barbara Weathers, Maria Howell and many others…
When it comes to the live stage, Rodney has performed with Anthony Hamilton, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight, Roberta Flack, Johnny Gill, The Ohio Players, Ronnie Laws, The Emotions and the list goes on!
As the quiet storm, Rodney has trail blazed his own path with a winning sound. His utilization of live instruments is featured on his own cd “MY Gift”!
Rodney music has recently been, featured on the OWN network show “Mrs. T Music Factory” and his music project with artist James Michael Brown is currently in the top 20’s.
Rodney continues to elevate his level and passion by sharing his Gift and love of……MUSIC!!
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