Drene Ivy

Drene Ivy

 Cleveland, Ohio, USA
BandJazzGospel

''Music that heals the mind, body and soul'' Music that is very uplifting, inspirational and soothing. www.myspace.com/dreneivygsharpsonata www.dreneivy.com

Biography

Drene Ivy began playing the piano at the age of 4 and began formal training in piano at the age of 5; by the age of 8, he was skillfully playing classical compositions by Beethoven. He studied piano techniques and theory at the Cleveland Music School Settlement and studied classical music at the Cleveland Institute of Music. While still a junior in high school, he was awarded a Scholarship to Durham College in North Carolina where he studied percussion and composition and was a student in the Eastern Music Festival Youth Orchestra in which he skillfully played the timpani (kettledrum). He also studied music at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, OH. By the age of 21, he had performed on six albums.

Drene Ivy served as musician for many years at his home church, Pentecostal Church of Christ, where his gifted musical skills were honed. He was inspired by his pastor, the late Bishop Charles Watkins to pursue his talent in the contemporary music realm.

Drene Ivy was an instructor of jazz composition and techniques and piano theory for the Houston Board of Education as well as instructor of Jazz History at Cleveland State University.

Drene Ivy has composed over 200 songs. His compositions are comprised of a wide range of genres including inspirational, gospel, classical, easy listening, jazz and Latin jazz. His music is published under G Sharp Sonata. Drene Ivy is also an accomplished playwright. His current work, “Saved” is a musical drama for the Easter season spanning from Biblical antiquity to modern church times.

In August 2005, his song composition entitled “Worship The King” was selected and presented at the Gospel Music Workshop of America National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Since 2004, Drene Ivy has appeared as guest clinician at the famed Edwin Hawkins & Walter Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar where he served as staff clinician teaching keyboarding performance.

The following CD’s are available at amazon.com and cdbaby.com:

Paradise
We Reverence Your Name
With These Hands
Suonata D’Amore
The Best of Drene Ivy and In His Presence (To be released Oct. 2007)

Lyrics

Our Dwelling Place

Written By: Drene Ivy

(Lead) LORD, THOU HAST BEEN OUR DWELLING PLACE FOREVER

WE, SHALL LIFT OUR HANDS TO PRAISE YOUR NAME TOGETHER

BLESS THE LORD, O MY SOUL, ALL THAT IS WITHIN ME
I WILL BLESS HIS HOLY NAME, FOREVER HE’S ALWAYS THE SAME

(Choir) COME LET US SING UNTO THE LORD,
(Lead) LET US MAKE A JOYFUL SOUND (2X)

(Choir) COME LET US SING UNTO THE LORD,
(Lead) ENTER HIS GATES WITH THANKSGIVING
(Choir) COME LET US SING UNTO THE LORD,
(Lead) ENTER INTO HIS COURTS WITH PRAISE

(Choir) FROM THE RISING OF THE SUN, TO THE GOING DOWN OF THE SAME (4X)

WITH MY HANDS LIFTED UP, AND MY HEART FILLED WITH PRAISE (4X)

HALLELUJAH (3X) TO THE KING OF KINGS
HALLELUJAH (3X) TO THE KING

Saved

Written By: Drene Ivy

(LEAD) SAVED AND SANCTIFIED, FILLED WITH THE HOLY GHOST
I WANT TO DO WHAT HONORS HIM THE MOST
I WANT TO BE AN EXAMPLE, EACH AND EVERY DAY
LIVING HOLY, NO MATTER WHAT COMES MY WAY, BECAUSE I’M SAVED
(CHOIR) SAVED (LEAD) SANCTIFIED (CHOIR) SANCTIFIED
(LEAD) FILLED AND I’M SATISFIED (CHOIR) AND I’M SATISFIED
(LEAD) SAVED (CHOIR) SAVED (LEAD) SANCTIFIED (CHOIR) SANCTIFIED
(LEAD) YOU DON’T KNOW LIKE I KNOW (CHOIR) WHAT HE’S DONE FOR ME
(LEAD) OH THE JOY THAT FLOODS MY SOUL, MY LIFE WAS SHATTERED BUT
NOW I’M WHOLE
IT’S A PLEASURE KNOWING YOU JESUS, IN THIS BEAUTIFUL LIFE I’VE FOUND
MY SOUL IS SO HAPPY I WANT TO JUMP UP AND DOWN, I’M SAVED
WHEN I THINK OF ALL HIS GOODNESS, AND WHAT HE’S DONE FOR ME
WHEN I THINK OF ALL HIS GOODNESS, AND HOW HE’S SET ME FREE
WHEN I THINK OF ALL HIS GOODNESS, AND HOW HE’S BROUGHT ME OUT
I CAN (Lead & Choir) (DANCE 7X) ALL NIGHT
(Choir) OH YEAH! WELL ALL RIGHT! OH YEAH! WELL ALL NIGHT!

Discography

I have four cd's: Paradise, We Reverence Your Name, With These Hands, and Suonata D'Amore.

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You can now hear the music of Drene Ivy in over twenty five countries on Satellite and Digital Radio stations nationwide:

Argentina
Australia
Belarus
Belgium
Canada
Central African Republic
Colombia
Denmark
Estonia
France
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Indonesia
Italy
Luxemburg
Netherlands
New Zealand
Poland
Portugal
Scotland
Spain
Trinidad & Tobago
Ukraine
United Kingdom
United States

Set List

The Angel Sonata - Drene Ivy
Angel - Drene Ivy
Song Of The New Heaven - Drene Ivy
The Suonata D'Amore - Drene Ivy
Paradise - Drene Ivy
Dancin In The Spirit - Drene Ivy

My sets are 1 hour in length, I play up to 3 sets per show with a 25 -30 minute break. I play show tunes, standards and ballads and also original songs.