Gaynel Hodge – gastvocalist

Gaynel Hodge is an outstanding Blues and Jazz musician and a Grammy™ Nominated Recording artist, singer, songwriter and a pianist. In his impressive career he was  co-author of the Platinum hit 1950s song ”Earth Angel”, founding member and musical director of such famous groups as The Platters, The Turks, and The Hollywood Flames, and joined the world famous Ink Spots on their European tours in the 70s. Gaynel was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997.

Gaynel has written, sung, or played in numerous hits by Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Johnny Guitar Watson, Dr. John, Lou Rawls, Ted Taylor, Little Johnny Taylor and just about anyone who recorded in and out of the Los Angeles area.

His recent work includes the production of an acclaimed smooth jazz CD. Hodge and his Phoenix-based colleagues deliver inventive improvisation bolstered by a strong swing feeling, two important elements of both jazz and blues.

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