The Blake Music Group

The Blake Music Group

 Stone Mountain, Georgia, USA
BandJazzSoul

Alan and Lita work as a full band, trio or duo with lead and backing vocals.
Smooth jazz, r&b, soul, and old school, Alan and Lita are available for concerts, corporate and organizational events, birthday parties, weddings, anniversaries, house gatherings and parties.

Biography

Philadelphia bred now Atlanta based Keyboardists/vocalists/writers Alan and Lita Blake have toured, written and/or recorded with artists such as the late Grover Washington Jr., the late George Howard, Gerald Veasley, Jean Carne, Kevin Eubanks, Omar Hakim, the late John Blake Jr., Doc Gibbs, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Rachelle Ferrell, Major Harris, Eddie Holman, Bob Thompson and Bob Baldwin. Lita studied under Dr. Donald Byrd at Howard University and performed with jazz pianist Billy Taylor and bassist Ron Carter. She has provided numerous vocal recordings on albums for John Blake Jr., Grover Washington and George Howard. Alan served as a recording engineer for Jasmine Guy on her CD "Raisin Cane" and teamed up with Bob Baldwin to write "For Grover and George" which made it to #50 on the 2011 year-end Billboard Smooth Jazz charts. Alan and Lita also served as musical mentors for Jazz vocalist and pianist Rachelle Ferrell at the start of her career. Ms. Ferrell honored Alan and Lita at a Variety Playhouse performance in Atlanta, GA. in 2003.
They have performed at numerous functions and events for many corporations and philanthropic organizations. They have also opened for the likes of Frankie Beverly and Maze, Freddie Jackson, Jeffrey Osborne, Chaka Khan, NeYo, Rudy Currants, and performed at a private "Salute to Greatness Awards" after party for Quincy Jones. They were also chosen to provide the entertainment for the Hon. Denzil Douglas-(former) Prime Minister of St. Kitts/Nevis for his annual New Years Eve Ball in 2006.

Discography

*Discography:

Alan and Lita Blake:

Keyboards/Vocals/Synthesizer programming/engineering..

"For Grover and George"-Bob Baldwin-New Urban Jazz Revibe II.(Alan-Writer) 

Climbed to #50 on Billboard Smooth Jazz charts 2011 Year End!

"Reed Seed"-Grover Washington Jr.

(Lita-vocals on "Do Dat")

"Summer Song"-Grover Washington Jr. 

(Alan/Lita-vocals)

"Dancin' in The Sun"-George Howard. (Alan/Lita-Vocals and Alan-keys)

"Asphalt Gardens"-George Howard. (Alan-Keyboards/synth) 

"Shooting Star"-Bob Thompson. (Alan-Writer) From the Album "Brother's Keeper"

*(featuring Kevin Eubanks and Omar Hakim)

"Adventures Of The Heart"-John Blake Jr. (Alan/Lita-Keys/vocals)

"Mandela-We Are One"-John Blake Jr. (Lita-vocals and vocal arrangement. Alan-vocals)

"All This Love" (Is waiting for you)-John Blake Jr. (Lita-vocals)

"Caribbean Sunset"-John Blake Jr./Grover Washington Jr. (Alan-Writer/vocals/keyboards. Lita-vocals)

"Shapin' Up"-John Blake Jr.(Alan-vocals/keys, Lita-vocals)

"Maiden Dance"-John Blake Jr. (Alan/Lita-Keys/vocals)

"Ocean Walkin'"-John Blake Jr. (Alan/Lita-vocals, Alan-keys)

"String Safari"-John Blake Jr. (Alan-writer)

"Dan Freeman's Story"-Melaphyre-(Alan-keyboards)

"Raisin' Cane"-Jasmine Guy (Alan-Recording engineer)

"Grand Cayman Nights"-Charles Douglas-(Lita-vocals, Alan-Keyboards).

"I Will Be There For U"-Alan and Lita Blake-The Blake Music Group

Set List

DINNER/EASY LISTENING:


We're in This Love Together
Love Times Love
How Did You Find Your Way
Unforgettable
What You Won't Do For Love
I Love You Just The Way You Are
Cherish The Day
Sweetest Taboo
Heaven Must've Sent You From Above
Reasons
Love Song-Adele

DANCE:
The Wobble
Let it Whip
Love on Top-Beyonce
Ladies Night-Kool and the Gang
All the Single Ladies-(Beyonce)-
Déjà vu-(Beyonce)-
Yeah, Yeah-(Usher)
Cupid Shuffle-
Steppin'-(R. Kelley)-
Before I let Go-Frankie Beverly-
Rock Steady-(Whispers)-
I Creep-Da Brat
Betcha’ By Golly Wow-(Stylistics)-sing along
Back In Love-(Jeffrey Osborne)-
PYT-Michael Jackson-
Anything-SWV
I Like The Way You Move-(Outkast)-
Ain't Nobody-Chaka Khan
Good Kisser-Usher
She wants to give it to You-Usher
Bikers Shuffle