Known for his extraordinary musical production style, Kobie assembled an array of talents from Berklee College of Music, as well as a number of top-tier musicians from Philadelphia and beyond. This includes drummers Webb Thomas and Henry Gibson, bassists Lee Smith and Ron Mahdi, alto saxophonist Jackie “Fats” Beard, tenor Bill Pierce, percussion Leonard Doc Gibbs, guitarist Anthony DeCarlo, flutist Lawrence Jones, electric guitarist Matt McCloskey, and vocalists Tonya Lynette and Charlene Holloway. All of the intensive studio recording for Jawanza Kobie Jazz Composer was completed before the pandemic, with the final live ensemble session taking place in February 2020. | @jawanzakobie

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