The Four Keys Band

The Four Keys Band

 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
BandJazzBlues

Four Keys Band is simply amazing. These professional musicians come together with many years of entertainment and musicianship experience. Led by Rick Roberts and music arrangements led by Tony Wyatt, this band provides an incredible sound that is unmatched. To meet the needs of their musical audiences, the band is equipped to tantalize folks with the soulful and sensuous voice of Shiron Denise in jazz, R&B, gospel and funk. Four Keys Band is available for private settings, concerts and quiet s

Biography

Rick Roberts: Rick Roberts started playing electric bass in 1974 and studied under the late Ernie Hopkins during the mid 70’s as a teenager. Supplemented with his studies, during the 80’s he studied under Ms Monet Sudler at the West Oak Lane School of music. While in college, Rick played at local colleges while studying for his electrical engineering degree. After college, Rick began to study Jazz and the acoustic double bass instrument under Paul Klinefelter. Rick also is a member of the Gospel Chorus and Male Choir at the Bethany Baptist Church as the bass player and sings on the choir. Rick has had the opportunity to work with: Tony Wyatt, Terrence Brown, Ron Thomas, Justin Faulkner, Adam Faulk, Jason Brown, Tony Smith, Greg Riley, Web Thomas, Glen Ferrocone and others. Rick also is the director of the Kappa League Youth Jazz Band. Some of Rick’s personal mentors and influences include: Philly’s Mike Boone, Pittsburgh’s Dwayne Dolphin, Ron Thomas and New Orleans’ native and cousin Herlin Riley.

Tony WoJamm: Tony Womack aka "WoJamm" was born in Greenville, Alabama and learned to play the trumpet in the 5th grade. He is a graduate of Western Michigan University with a major in Music Education with emphasis on playing and performing professionally on both piano and trumpet. He is an alumnus of the Interlochen National Music Camp, University of Michigan. Wojamm has performed with Aretha Franklin, Cab Calloway, CeCe Winans, Michael Henderson, Althea Renae & Shiron Denise. WoJamm’s influences are: Barney Smart, Hugh Masakela (when I played the Grazing In The Grass solo with the Greenville High Marching Band all the hunnies giving me their phone numbers, REVOLUTIONIZED my world!) , Nancy Wilson, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Quincy Jones, Miles Davis, Ramsey Lewis, Prince, Commodores, Isaac Hayes, Jerry Hey, Herb Alpert, Donald Byrd, Steely Dan, Al Hirt, Doc Severinson, Bob James, Marcus Miller, Alexander O’Neal, Gino Vanelli, Chuck Mangione, Sting, Stevie Wonder.
Terrence Brown: Terrence Brown began his professional music career in 1998 when he joined the Collective Voices Saxophone Ensemble headed by Odean Pope. The Collective was not only a working band but also a type of conservatory that instilled a depth of musical knowledge. It was here that he learned all the advance theoretical concepts that allowed him to put the pieces together. In his relatively short career he is already known as one of the best young saxophonists in Philadelphia. He has performed with such greats as Benny Golson, Max Roach, Michael Brecker, James Carter, Eddie Green, Joe Lovano, Butch Ballard (Legendary drummer who was a member of the Duke Ellington & Count Basie Big Bands), Carl Grubbs, & Odean Pope to name a few. Terrence performs with the Odean Pope Saxophone Choir, Sun Ra Arkestra, as well as various artists in the area in addition to a rigorous teaching schedule. He is currently working on a new project that blends the more popular styles such as neo soul, hip-hop, easy listening, pop, etc. Terrence has completed the single release "G's On It" from his forthcoming album which can be purchased at a store near you coming soon.

Tony Wyatt: Tony Wyatt has been a leader and educator for more than thirty years. He has established himself as one of the top rated drummers in Philadelphia and tri-state area. Tony has played for Hank Mobley, James Moody, Bootsie Barns, and a host of others. As a leader he has commanded the, Freedom Express (Jazz & Soul), Sound of Freedom and Tony’s Universe. In the past he was involved with the productions of Ambassador Satch, (story of Louis Armstrong), It Ain’t Nothin But the Blues (Origin and history of the blues) and the cabaret version of Me & Misses Jones. Currently Tony is teaching at the Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and the Performing Arts and performing with Georgie Bond’s Blues Band, Carl Grubbs Airwaves and Monet Sudler

Shiron Denise: Shiron Denise casts a spell with every velvet note she delivers. A timeless chanteuse on today’s stage, entertaining lovers of song with yesterdays tried and true next to contemporary’s pop, melodizing all to the heartbeat of the present with a voice as comfortable in the church choir as the big band spotlight. “Such is Love”, her debut recording with musical group Point Blank, is described as, “Mellifluous, smoky and passionate—like finding someone’s lost love letter.” The recording is a testament to all the divas of jazz and R & B a young girl listened to as she grew with her ear to the radio. Inspired and charged by the soulful stories of vocalists like Nancy Wilson, Shiron Denise has developed her own ability to blur the lines of jazz, pop and R & B, and for her second project, as if taking a page from Ms. Wilson’s own book, ShironDenise and Point Blank has decided not to stick to a typical script. “The Way Love Is” continues to ride, rock and breathe that universal story of love. The recording was released in September 20