Thursday, August 30, 2012

KJ McNeil “I’m Music”

KJ McNeil is the son of Karl McNeil who is a Jazz and R&B musician who has toured and recorded with some great artist like, Regina Belle, Bobby Womack, Miles Jaye, Phil Perry, Donald Byrd, Teddy Pendergrass, Lou Rawls and Gerald LeVert. KJ McNeil was a child prodigy. His father Karl McNeil detected KJ’s keen ear and the ability to pick up music at the tender age of 10 months. At the age of two KJ was entertaining other musicians, by sitting in and jamming with them on his drums. That is when other musician took notice of his growing talent. When he was 9 years old he became a professional musician. He subbed for another drummer during one of his father’s gigs. KJ has also been a professional jazz drummer since the age of 12 and has played with many great jazz musicians and recording artists including his father Karl McNeill Sr. KJ was selected to attend the Governor's School of the Arts program in Delaware at the age of 15. While he was going to school he continued to perform with the best jazz and R&B recording artists and increasing his skill level. KJ McNeil is a musician, vocalist, composer, and producer. KJ has two singles out called "Where U Start" and "The Sense of Leave” these songs are on the “I’m Music” album, soon to be released. KJ is one talented artist he wrote, produced, provided all vocals and recorded all live instrumentation on all of his songs. I’m looking forward to hearing his entire album. If there are other songs like "Where U Start" and "The Sense of Leave” on the album, KJ McNeil’s album is going on my playlist. I think this brother is a talent and a well-rounded musician that can sing. I hope we will be hearing from KJ McNeil for years to come.