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Grammy Artist Ex-Commodore Writes to Support President Obama By Milliea Taylor McKinney | Healthy Living – Fri, Mar 2, 2012 12:07 PM EST Grammy Artist Ex-Commodore Writes To Support President Obama Skyler Jett, is an award-winning, Grammy Recognized vocalist and one of the most sought after Singer/Songwriter and Background Vocal Producers in the Music Industry. Skyler’s impressive resume includes some of the biggest recording artists of our times.
His accolades include receiving a Grammy Award-embossed plaque from NARAS for singing with Celine Dion on the Grammy-winning hit song ” My Heart Will Go On” from the blockbuster hit film “Titanic.” This was also Record Of The Year (1998) and is still the highest grossing movie theme song of all time. Skyler’s other movie credits include Background Vocal arrangement on “I’m Every Woman” from the blockbuster hit film “The Body Guard”, also Movie Of The Year (1992), featuring Whitney Houston; “Tap” with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr.; ” A Smile Like Yours” with Greg Kinnear; Disney’s ” Hercules”; James Bond 007 “License To Kill”; ” Big Bully” with Rick Moranis and Tom Arnold; and ” Ghost Dad” with Bill Cosby. From 2003-2007 Skyler also played a pivotal role in reintroducing Sly Stone back to the World Stage for a European tour. Skyler performed with Sly in such venues as:
The Montreux Jazz Festival;
North Sea Jazz Festival; Cannes;
Olympia, Paris;
The Love Box Festival in London and the George Wallace Show, Las Vegas.
Skyler has recorded and performed with the following Legendary Stars:
• Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Patti Austin
• Quincy Jones, Ricky Minor, Lionel Richie
• Sting, Ray Charles, Al Jarreau
• James Brown, Al Green, Paul Anka
• Lou Rawls, Chaka Khan, Oleta Adams
• Barbara Streisand, Christina Aguilera, Tina Arena
• Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Taylor Dane
• Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Lopez, Pia Zadora
.Mariah Carey, Patti LaBelle, Tom Jones
• The O’Jays, Todd Rundgren, Marc Anthony
• The Commodores, Kenny Loggins, Rick Martin
• The Temptations, Steve Winwood, Walter Afanasieff
• Curtis Mayfield, Eddie Murphy, Boyz To Men
• Peabo Bryson, Kenny G, Tevin Campbell
• Michael Bolton,
• New Kids On The Block … and many more…
His beautiful lyrics and vocal production can also be found on recordings by the following artists: •
Al Jarreau, The Commodores
• Patti Austin, Tevin Campbell
• Eddie Murphy, Cori Lerios
• Shana Morrison, Lenny Williams … to name a few
In 1982 Skyler replaced Lionel Richie in The Commodores, touring 31 countries. He performed live at The Kodak Theater, Hollywood, for The Lou Rawls 25th Anniversary of The United Negro College Fund with the following Gospel Artists: • Donnie McClurkin, Smokey Norful • Fred Hammond, Yolanda Adams • Shirley Caesar
Skyler Jett is Founder and CEO of Music can Save The World Corp and First Kiss Records, a new niche record company that provides music CD’s and instant-download songs on the internet for the wedding industry. First Kiss Records works with a number of marquee artists, producers and writers as well as up and coming new talent in the music industry. Skyler is also the co-host of Solutions Now Radio with S Denise Newton – a high ranking Blog Talk radio show offering dynamic solutions for some of today’s most pressing issues.
His talent now addressed at social conscious issues. A huge supporter of President Obama, he now writes his songs to bring the message peace is the answer, and that Obama, can make the change needed if just given a fair opportunity as he writes in his song ‘Momma Said Obama,’ the song written to be the theme for a documentary he was asked to take part in. His future goal besides supporting social issues of positive change is to meet the President, and perform at the Grammy Artist Ex-Commodore Writes to Support President Obama
This Honor, would only enhance his already blessed, and accomplished career.
Robert Damper Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Robert Damper, Kenny G Keyboardist, Releases Love Song “Feel So Good” featuring Kenny G and Skyler Jett for Valentines Day

 

Seattle WA.  Seattle native Robert Damper, Kenny G’s trusted keyboard player, musical director and co-collaborator for over 25 years, has played music on all of the biggest stages in the world, the most prestigious jazz festivals and the biggest television shows. Damper’s performed with some of the most important artists in the world, from R&B legends, Stevie Wonder & Patti LaBelle, to jazz greats, Roy Haynes, Jack DeJohnette and Branford Marsalis.

 

Traveling the world non-stop has made it hard for Damper to find the time to record his own music, but during breaks from touring, he recorded and produced music at his home studio in Seattle and in studios all over the world.  The beautiful result is the 13 song D Tales Project.

 

Feel So Good, the first single from the CD, released in time for Valentine’s Day, features Kenny G and vocalist Skyler Jett.  The song was mixed by famed Swiss jazz producer/mixer Urs Weisendanger.  The full CD will follow this spring.

 

When asked why he decided to finally release his music now, Damper said, “The music is finally at a place that I feel it is done. It’s time to get it out. “ The collection is mostly Damper originals and co-writes, with a few special interpretations of some of his favorite Jazz, Pop and R&B covers from Antonio Carlos Jobim (Wave) Burt Bachrach (Say A Little Prayer) and Thom Bell ( Betcha by Golly).

 

D Tales Project is also a tribute to his dear friend and former Kenny G drummer, Bruce Carter, who passed away in 2006. “Bruce played such a vital role on so many of these tracks and he was an incredibly important influence on me and my music,“ Damper says, remembering his friend fondly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Damper wrote Feel So Good with R&B singer, Skyler Jett, a one-time vocalist with Kenny G’s band, who has subsequently worked with scores of music legends including Sly Stone, Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Patti Austin, Sting and Chaka Khan, to name just a few. He also replaced Lionel Ritchie when he left the Commodores and toured with them in over 30 countries.

 

This is a very personal song for Skyler, who wrote the song for his wife. He remembers the moment fondly, “ I wrote the song while sitting at the piano just before we married. The song came through me as my heart was filled with love and awe that life had orchestrated our paths to cross. She is a huge source of inspiration for in my life and an amazing and creative soul. This is a perfect song for Valentine’s Day. “  Not surprisingly, Kenny G is a featured soloist on this romantic old-school R&B ballad.

 

After high school, Damper was an integral part of a legendary Seattle funk/soul band, Cold, Bold & Together, which featured his high school friend, Kenny Gorelick, better know as Kenny G. Moving back to Seattle to play in Kenny G’s band, after a decade playing in the New York Jazz and R&B scene, turned out to be a smart move.

 

Damper has been playing music since he was in first grade. He attended the University of Washington, Seattle’s prestigious music school, Cornish Institute of Allied Arts and the New England Conservatory of Music.

 

‘I’ve been very lucky to have a career like this,’ he says with humility and an appreciation for successfully being able to live a life of music.  Now with the release of D Tales Project, a busy global touring schedule and a desire to release more CDs and expand his work in film composing, Damper is focused and energized for whatever musical adventures the future holds.

 

 

Feel So Good Credits

 

Produced by Robert Damper

Associate Producers and Engineers: Karl Martin and Dwight Goodman

Recorded at Hybrid Productions, Seattle, WA.

Music and Lyrics by Skyler Jett & Robert Damper

Mixed by Urs Weisendanger @ Fast Peak Recording Studio

Mastered by Dan Dean

 

The Players

 

Skyler Jett- All Vocals

Robert Damper- Keyboards

Dwight Goodman-Keyboards and Drum Programming

Kenny G. – Saxophone

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Website: www.robertdamper.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rdamper

 

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