Poogie Bell Band

Poogie Bell Band

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The Poogie Bell Band is a 5 piece, jazz/funk group, led by Poogie Bell, world renowned drummer/producer (Marcus Miller, John Scofield, Erykah Badu, David Sanborn). With an impressive musical resume, Poogie Bell has assembled a jazz-fusion juggernaut that continues to amaze fans of any genre.

Biography

The sound of Poogie Bell's drums is what you hear on many of the world's finest jazz, neo-soul, R&B and hip-hop records. Performer, record producer, composer, and arranger, you've heard his work with artists including Chaka Khan, Marcus Miller, Stanley Clarke, Roberta Flack, Erykah Badu, David Bowie, John Scofield, David Sanborn, Angelique Kidjo, Joe Sample, Al Jarreau, Vanessa Williams, Stanley Turrentine, Victor Wooten, and Randy Crawford. Native of New York and a second generation musician he has been immersed in music since he was born. Taking cues from his father, a jazz musician and professor of music, Poogie has always had an inherent connection to music. As hard as it may be to believe, he started playing at the age of ten months old and made his concert debut when he was two and half at Pittsburgh's Carnegie Hall with his father. By the ripe old age of five he'd already appeared on The Mike Douglas Show with Pearl Bailey. As a kid it wasn't unusual for Poogie to see the likes of drummer Max Roach, saxophonist Ornette Coleman, pianist Marylou Williams, bassists, Paul Chambers, Ron Carter and Richard Davis in his living room jammin' with his father. Growing up he hung out with fellow musicians Omar Hakim, Marcus Miller, Lenny White and Bernard Wright, Weldon Irvine all of whom supported and influenced each other musically. Poogie's first "real" gig was with Tom brown, Weldon Irvine and Hugh Masakela. Then came a tour with one of the creators of what we know as hip-hop, Afrika Bambaata and the Soulsonic Force and then with the Force MD's, a Temptations-style vocal group who were the first to incorporate R&B and hip-hop. "Touch and Go", a song written by Poogie for the Force MD's, won him the ASCAP Writer's Award for Top 10 Singles in 1998. From his hard work, Poogie was able to break into the traditional R&B world touring and recording with artists Freddie Jackson, Phyllis Hyman and Chaka Khan. He came into the New Jack Swing era working with Kieth Sweat, Teddy Riley, SWV and New Edition. He continues to tour and record with Marcus Miller,Victor Bailey,Bill Evans Soul Bop and Erykah Badu, among others. now Poogie is doing his own project with Poogie Bell Band. The bands current cd "Thinking Outside The Box"(The Music Here on Myspace) is out now!!! you can pick one up from www.Poogiebell.com,www.cdbaby.com or I-Tunes The band has also just released their second album.. The CD is called Get on the Kit!, and features guest artists such as Marcus Miller, Roy Hargrove, Wah Wah Watson, Dean Brown, Bobby Sparks, Keith Anderson, Bernard Wright

Discography

The Poogie Bell Band-"Get on the Kit" 2006 record label (Yuji Sound Records) released independently

The Poogie Bell Band-"Thinking Outside the Box" 2004 record label (Yuji Sound Records) released independently

Poogie Bell discography (Poogie appears on the following artists albums):

Victor Bailey-Bottoms Up
Alex Bugnon-As Promised
ACO-ACO (Japanese artist)
Keith Sweat-King of The New Jack Swing Era
Najee-Najee (self titled)
Nelson Rangell-Nelson
Teddy Pendergrass-Teddy
Angelique Kidjo-new album due out 2007
Chaka Khan-Chaka
Robin S-Show Me Love
Nelson Rangell-Turning Night Into Day
David Bowie-Black Tie
World Christmas-w/Marcus Miller
Phillippe Saisse-Masques
Gato Barbieri-que pasa
Sado Wantanabe-Good Time For Love
Bob Baldwin-Rejoice
Kirk Whalum-Cache
Marcus Miller The Sun Don't Lie
American Love Story-movie soundtrack
Michael Davis-self titled
Alex Bugnon-This Time Around
Marcus Miller-Live and More
Erykah Badu-Live
Vinnie Vin-The Show Must Go On
Noel Pointer-self titled
Bobby Brooom-Clean Sweep
Ronny Jordan-A Brighter Day
Force MD's-Let Me Love You
Karen Bernod-Some Otaness For U
Marcus Miller-DVD-Live in Germany
Alex Bugnon-Soul Purpose
Alex Bugnon-self titled
Marcus Miller-M2
Marcus Miller The Best of 89-93'
Hav Plenty-movie soundtrack
Boomerang-movie soundtrack
Billy Porter-self titled
Charles Fambrough-Upright Citizen
Samantha Siva-Masquerade
Samantha Siva-Identity
Marcus Miller-Tales
Hiram Bullock-Color Me
Kindred and The Family Soul-Surrender to Love
Marcus Miller-Live, The Ozell Tapes
Vanessa Williams-The Best Of (Millenium Collection
Dean Brown-Groove Warrior
Khani Cole-Lifetime
Marcus Miller-Silver Rain

Set List

originals:

Dark and Happy
Jamestown
Pay Attention
Adolescense
Our Own Bedtime Story
Creep�n
Knickerbocker Bling
Breezeword
Funky Helmet
MPD
Boogie Hustlers
Dinner Mit Joe
Luke�s Line
Redd Foxx
Sake Monster
Soul Neo
Elvin
Gerwalk
Red Clay
Witch Hunt
White Rhino
Powerhouse
KFC
Chromozone

covers:
Little Wing-Jimi Hendrix
Shining Star-Earth Wind and Fire
Too High-Stevie Wonder
The Way it is-Bruce Hornsby
Make it Funky-James Brown