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Deon Yates - Jazz @ 37 North

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  • Jazz@37 North

    14250 Reeck Rd., Southgate, MI (map)

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    Years before he performed as a special guest in concerts and recordings with contemporary jazz and R&B greats like Nick Colione, Brian Simpson, Maysa, Marion Meadows, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Ronnie Laws, Comedian Sinbad, Gerald Veasley, Kem and Dwele, he was working with legendary groups like The Floaters, The Contours and various incarnations of The Temptations. Yates also played keyboards for various blues bands, including Danny Blue and has played flute for the Detroit Symphony Civic Orchestra. In addition, Family Circle Productions, the event company he runs with his wife, offers media services for up and coming indie artists and produces concerts whose proceeds go to a variety of charities, including domestic violence, homeless shelters and local food banks.
    “I’ve been making music around Detroit for a long time,” says Yates, “but I know that School of Funk is going to be the first impression I make on a lot of people. It’s an exciting opportunity to share my musical passions with many more people – almost like a senior project that’s preparing me for the master’s and doctorate to come. I look forward to a lot more learning and educating in the years to come.”

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