The Soul Soldiers, performing the hits from Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Lou Rawls, Sam Cooke and Donny Hathaway
As the lead vocalist for Santana for 25 years, and also the leader of the popular San Francisco Bay Area R&B, Jazz , dance group Spangalang, and The Soul Soldiers, Internationally known Tony Lindsay has garnered 11 Grammy awards, travelled on several world tours and recorded on several of Santana's CD's. Along with performing and recording with several other Grammy Award Winners, Tony has recorded 4 solo CD's of his own. Different Moods, The Message is Love, self-titled" Tony Lindsay", and Memoirs.
Joining Tony on this special show is the powerful voice of Fred Ross who has recorded and toured with Aretha Franklin, Tower of Power, Frankie Beverly and Chaka Khan. Also on vocals is Will Russ Jr, a Detroit born, bred and raised singer with a voice as soothing as a cool summer breeze.
Classically trained Keyboardist, Vocalist and Bay Area born Beauty, Janice Maxie Reid is often referred to as " Mary Lou Williams, Ella Fitzgerald, Leontyne Price, Nancy Wilson, Minnie Ripperton and Aretha Franklin rolled into one!
Keyboardist and background Vocalist Allen Leong was born in Glendora CA, but raised in Honolulu. Allen attended The University of Hawaii and played with Jazz greats like Bobby Hutcherson, Ernie Watts, Ronnie Cuber and John Faddis, and sometimes with local legends like Don Ho and Brother Noland.
David Jones, son of a preacher, started playing Bass at the age of 12 with Johnny Evans and the fantastic Jones brothers. Also played with artists such as Angela Bofil, Jimmy Witherspoon, Odia Coates, and Narada Michael Walden.
David Shul, San Francisco resident on Guitar has played with Ozomatli, Sly and Robbie, Lenny Williams, Jennifer Holiday, Counting
Crows, Pink, Billy Preston and was also a member of Michael Franti and Spearhead for 14 years and enjoyed co-writing over 30 songs with that group.
Our time keeper, on drums, Deszon Claiborne. Starting at the age of 10, Deszon studied with legendary Drummers such as, Ralph Humphrey, James Levy, Richard Peterson, Billy Cobham and Kenneth Nash. He has performed and recorded with artist such as, Dr Lonnie Smith, Charles Brown, Les McCann, Robben Ford, Angela Bofil, Ernie Watts, Hueston Person, Don Cherry, Ray Obiedo and John Handy.¬