Dwayne Kerr

Dwayne Kerr

 Middle Island, New York, USA
SoloJazzAdult Contemporary

A Unique brand of smooth jazz combining (Funk,R&B,Neo Soul) which I call "soul jazz", crosses several genre's and appeals to a broad listener base. With an aggressive approach to the music as well as playing style, pushes the expected bounderies and attitudes of a typical flute performance!

Biography

Dwayne's unique rhythmic percussive approach to playing the flute is what first caught the attention of (4)Four-Time Grammy Award winning Motown/Universal Recording
Artist Erykah Badu in 1998. Since that time Dwayne has gone on to appear on multiple CD'S, television and concert tours throughout the world with Ms. Badu.

Playing in Africa, Italy, Japan, throughout Europe and Scandinavia, on the all-female artists Lilith Fair Tour and television appearances on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, MTV’s Real World, The Oprah Show, Live! With Regis and BET Live.

Dwayne has also added his unique sound to recordings including Ms. Badu’s version of the Chaka Khan hit, “Hollywood,” which is on the soundtrack/CD to the Spike Lee movie, Bamboozled, on and Erykah’s song, “Today,” which is on the Red Star Sounds compilation CD on Epic records. Kerr played on Erykah’s CD'S, Worldwide Underground, and her previous CD, Mama’s Gun, on Motown Records.

Raised and still residing on Long Island, New York, Kerr attended New York colleges Nassau Community College, SUNY-Stony Brook and SUNY-Old Westbury, where he was trained classically and in jazz.

Recently Dwayne has been working with (G.M.I.C) GUO flutes to endorse the Grenaditte C-Flute.
The Grenaditte is a plastic flute made from composite materials. www.gflute.com/en2

When not touring with Ms. Badu, Kerr is active in his venture as a solo artist recording (2) solo CD'S Flutation, Kerr's debut CD and High Calling his most recent.

Dwayne's music is available on Amazon.com / ITunes / Spotify & CDBaby.com.

Dwayne can also been seen live in concert locally on Long Island appearing in the Winterfest Jazz on the Vine concert series as well as his own concerts during the year!

Discography

Recording as a Solo Artist

*Higher Calling(current release on DManns) Produced (3) three smooth jazz radio singles.

"Ain't No Sunshine" guest vocals: Erykah Badu charted (14)wks on Smoothjazz.com movinig to #35. R&R Indicator (13)wks reaching #17.

"Smooth" second single released charted (15)wks on Smoothjazz.com reaching # 30. R&R Indicator (13)wks movinig into #12.

DManns released Dwayne's (3rd) single Being With You-guest appearance by Kirk Whalum Aug.09
Being With You charted @ #1 for Most Added on smoothjazz.com / R&R Indicator Top 30 Chart & groovejazzmusic.com week of 08/17/09.

Flutation (debut CD on DManns)

Recordings with Erykah Badu
*Four-Time Grammy Winner

Worldwide Underground/Motown Records (Woo)

Mama's Gun/Motown Records(Green Eyes, Hey Sugah, Kiss Me On My Neck, Orange Moon)

CD "Bamboozled," from the soundtrack to the Spike Lee movie/Motown records.(Hollywood)

Compilation CD "Red Star Sounds"/Epic Records(Today)

Overseas release Misia Respect Album/Universal Motown Records(Everything)

Recordings with other Artist

Street Jazz (the single, on CD "Nu Civilization," Permanet Records/SGP Music) Glenn Sweety "G" Toby

Matt Marshak:This Time Around /"Nuance Music,"(good evening)

Set List

Sets(2) are typically 45min-1hr each, song selection and times may vary depending upon the venue and situation.
Set list(s) would consist of songs from CDS Flutation & Higher Calling with some standard/cover tunes added.