• 8/3/23 ~ Stix Bones and the Bone Squad

    Stix Bones and the Bone Squad

    Stix became the drummer for internationally known group Soulfege, led by former Oprah Winfrey XM Sirius host Derrick N. Ashong. Stix has had the privilege to record two award winning albums with Soulfege and perform on the Derrick Ashong Experience. The new album “Afropolitan” has made its mark on the Jazz Week World Charts.
    Stix dipped into his pot of creativity and pulled out his producer chops with a contribution to Jazz artist Matt Marshak’s album “Family Funktion” with the hit single “Gas Lamp Groove”. After much success Matt and Stix returned to the studio to produce another hit single, “Harlem River Drive”, on Matt’s chart topping CD “Urban Folktales. “ Stix stepped in to the fashion industry with his single “Stepping In Those Heels”, which was used in an episode of The Real House Wives of Miami and his single” Raise Up” landed a placement in the biography /drama film “Saint Judy” starring Michelle Monaghan,
    Stix Bones performs with his band The BONE Squad (“Brothers of Noble Excellence”). His October 24, 2022 release, Breaks From The Soul 2, is an instrumental album that’s bridging the gap between jazz and hip hop genres. Stix, whose musical influences are a mix of Jazz and Hip Hop has built a respectable name within the music industry.
    Sean Taylor is a Jamaican-American singer-songwriter, trumpeter, dancer, and actor. He has toured and worked with notable names in the music industry such as Lil’Kim, The Lox, Skyzoo, Beres Hammond, and more. He has performed on Broadway in the critically acclaimed play “Caroline or Change”, directed by George Wolfe and has been featured on numerous TV commercials.
    Albert Brisbane is the bassist who has recorded on all of Six Bones records and playing for Stevie Wonder, Kirk Whalum and Ashford and Simpson. He has also found himself opening up for Frankie Beverly and Maze, Charlie Wilson, Kem, Babyface, and New Edition.
    Densen “Meighstro” Curwen is the keyboard player for the Bone Squad and served as music director for R & B Group Hi Five, Alternative Band “Blue Meadow” and is the minister of music for serval churches based in New York City. Densen is an avid lover of music who has dedicated his life to honing and sharing his craft with the world. He has established himself as a prominent, sough-after musician with roots in the New York metropolitan music scene. Born in the Caribbean country of Grenada and growing up in the Bronx, he went on to earn acceptance into the famous art institution: La Guardia High School in New York City and continued to strive among some of the nation’s finest young musicians and artists. While studying at La Guardia, Densen expanded his musical abilities by developing mastery over other instruments (including French Horn and Guitar) and began to create, arrange, and produce new musical pieces. He is currently the lead guitarist for Blue Meadow (MTV, iHeart Radio), is the Music Director for Platinum Recording Artists, Hi-Five, and owns his own business MUSIC CAPO LLC. Densen has had the privilege of playing with some of the biggest names in music including: Wynton Marsalis, John Legend, DJ Maseo (De La Soul), Marsha Ambrosia, Chrisette Michelle, and Karen Clark-Sheard.
    Bob Beamon will also be performing with the band on percussion. Not only are his musical talents off the chart but so are his athletic attributes. Perfecting one of sport’s greatest achievements, Bob astounded all by his 8.90m world record leap in the long jump, set at the Olympic Games in Mexico City on October 18, 1968 in Mexico City. His first round effort that day shattered the previous world record by a staggering 55 centimeters as it smashed through both the imperial 28 and 29-foot barriers when he finally broke the sand 29 feet 2½ inches from the edge of the take-off board, beyond even the capabilities of the measuring equipment. His record stood for nearly 23 years until it was finally taken down by Mike Powell who leaped 8.95m in his legendary dual with Carl Lewis at the 1991 World Championships in Tokyo. Beamon’s 8.90m remains the second farthest leap of all-time and still the Olympic record.

    “My career has taken me from the Apollo Theater stage in New York City to the Blue Note in London. Performing at the Branford Jazz Concert Series will be just as exciting,” said Bones. “For almost 15 years, the Branford Jazz Series has given talented artists a musical platform and to perform at this legendary festival will be an honor. “