Saunders Sermons

Saunders Sermons

 Atlanta, Georgia, USA
BandJazzSoul

Saunders Sermons is a modern day Billy Eckstine.

Biography

Two-time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter/trombonist Saunders Sermons is a

world traveled, highly sought out artist who has toured with the greatest in the music industry.

Saunders has graced stages and arenas with his

soulful vocal and trombone performances professionally for over 13 years. His upbringings in

the eclectic art and culture of Miami contributes to his versatility as an artist and longevity in his

Moving to New York City he was accepted on scholarship into the competitive New

School University in New York City; the jazz mecca of the world. In the place known as the

center for finance, arts and entertainment his career sky rocketed. After impressing and being

hired to tour and record around the world with Roy Hargrove, Mike Phillips, Sean “Diddy”

Combs,

Jay-Z and Maxwell; Saunders was a man hard to ignore.

include touring Japan and playing on the Roy Hargrove’s album Emergence, playing with Mike

Phillips at Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival in Miami Gardens, F.L. in 2008, in 2006 touring

with Diddy to over 21 countries in Europe for the album Press Play and touring and recording on

the album American Gangster with Jay-Z. Saunders’ noticeable talents led to further extensive

touring and discography credits with Grammy award winner and platinum recording artist

Maxwell for BLACKsummers’night from 2008-2010. He also recorded on Fantasia’s album Two

Weeks Notice and Kenny Lattimore’s Timeless. Television appearances for Saunders Sermons

include performing on Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel and 106 & Park on separate

occasions with both Jay-Z and Diddy. He has also been on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dancing

with the Stars with Maxwell and VH1 Storytellers separately with Maxwell, Mary J Blige and

Vocally he is featured on the albums of Nicholas Payton’s Flip the Script, Jessy J‘s Hot

Sauce and Grammy award winning band Tedeschi Trucks’ live album Everybody's Talkin’ to

name a few. Making his mark with the Tedeschi Trucks band from 2010 to the present, he has

toured for the sixth time overseas since his start as a professional musician. This time touring

over twenty-six countries in Asia, South America and Europe as well as appearing on the Conan

O‘Brien and the Tonight Show for the album Revelator (Sony Masterworks, Tedeschi Trucks

band). With the Tedeschi Trucks band he won his second Grammy to date. Saunders is a gem in

this impressive and extremely in high demand band as the versatile soulful trombonist/singer

addition to the group.

(Medea Gets a Job) Je’Caryous Johnson with I’m Ready Productions (The Maintenance Man, a

stage play based off of Michael Baisden’s best seller), touring with double platinum overseas

recording artist Ayo, playing on Jose James album Lay You Down as well as musical

collaborations with various indie artists.

In 2009 Saunders Sermons stepped out on his own with his jazz EP Classic Delight

getting him features on JazzTimes, The Jazz Corner, Mi2N (Music Industry New Network),

SoulBounce, Soul Tracks, All About Jazz and consistent radio play in New York, NJ, Atlanta and

Japan. All About Jazz writes “(the Classic Delight EP).. balances the old and the new, longing

for the bittersweet crooning of Nat King Cole but with an open ear for Prince's contemporary

R&B textures.” - All About Jazz . His recently released R&B project Just What She Needs has

already received critical acclaim on Soul Tracks as an honorable mention on the Critics Pick of

the Best of 2012 after dropping very late in the year. L. Michael Gipson of Soul Tracks writes

Additional mentionable credits also include touring with Tyler Perry

“With well-deserved indie street cred, mainstream pounds and a penchant for the catchy and the

commercial, on Just What She Needs, Saunders Sermons boldly shows innovation-seeking soul

fans he may be just what they’ve been needing too. Highly Recommended” - L. Michael Gipson,

Soul Tracks (12-15-2012)

We’ve heard Saunders Sermons on the albums of some of the best in the business, his

singing has been compared to the legends of John Legend, Nat King Cole and Stevie Wonder.

Now let us follow Sermons on his own musical journey as he transcribes his solo career and

Classic Delight is now available on iTunes, Amazon and

CDBaby. Follow Saunders Sermons on Twitter: twitter.com/saunderssermons

For booking info please contact:

booking for saunders.sermons@gmail.com

Discography

Day Dreaming
Don't You Understand
Straighten Up And Fly Right
I Need
Gee Baby
In A Sentimental Mood (Feat. Casey Benjamin)
Most Beautiful (Feat. Lee Hogans)