Brooklyn, USA, home to some of the greatest talents the world has ever known; delivers another talented individual whose gift has made him one of the finest musicians in the New York, Tri – State Area.
Recording Academy Member Stix Bones graduated Purchase College, State University of New York with a Bachelor’s Degree in Jazz Performance. Stix started his career touring with Rahzel The Godfather of Noise (The Roots) in the UK and France and touring the U.S. with 5 time Showtime at the Apollo winner/Author/Poet Jessica Care Moore. Shortly after Stix became music director for Lyricist Lounge (A hip hop showcase of rappers, emcees, DJs, and Graffiti artists and collaborated with legendary Hip Hop acts such as De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Yasin Bey aka Mos Def, Common, and Doug E Fresh
Stix independently released his first full-length Smooth Jazz album entitled "Groove Like This". The album has graced the airwaves of more than 40 jazz radio stations in the US, jazz internet and satellite stations across the globe. It has charted in the top 10 on the digital jazz charts and made it to the top 20 jazz charts in France.
Stix became the drummer for internationally known group Soulfege. Lead by Take back The Mic founder Derrick N. Ashong. Stix has had the privilege to record two award winning albums with Soulfege and toured the U.S. The album “Afropolitan” made It's mark on the Jazz Week World Charts. Shortly after Stix dipped into his pot of creativity and pulled out his producer chops with a contribution on Jazz artist Matt Marshak’s album “Family Funktion” with the hit single “Gas Lamp Groove”. Matt and Stix returned to the studio to produce another hit single “Harlem River Drive” on Matt’s chart topping CD “Urban Folktales“.
Later that year Stix stepped into the sync world with his single “Stepping In Those Heels”. that landed on reality shows The Real Housewives of Miami and I Love Jenni. Stix reconnected with Derrick Ashong to produce music for his Emmy nominated TV music competition series Take Back The Mic.
Stix Bones has mesmerized audiences with his band The BONE Squad as the house band for the 3000 + seat Paradise Theater in The Bronx, NY opening for artist such as Charlie Wilson, Chaka Khan, SWV, The Ojays, Babyface, Cedric The Entertainer and more.
Since then the BONE Squad has headlined at venues & festivals such as The Tin Pan (Va) The Sugar Bar, The Queens County Festival, The Metropolitan Room (NYC) Branford On The Green Festival & Jazzy's Cabaret.(CT)
His latest release Breaks From The Soul, an instrumental album that bridges the gap between Jazz and Hip Hop genres has been rotation on Music Choice and Infinity's jazz stations and spotlighted by legendary DJ's such as DJ Rob Swift, DJ Hard Hittin Harry & Dj Jazzy Jay.
Following the phenomenal success of his hip-hop-influenced LP and a string of critically acclaimed singles, Stix Bones, is back on the skins once more with his seminal release, LEAP, featuring Olympic Record Holder Bob Beamon on percussion.
With flavours of North African Funk in the culturally layered rhythmics of the instrumental track and sparks of funk flair within the keys, vibrancy radiates from the exuberantly sophisticated core of LEAP. While the syncopated percussive fills and seductive bassline growls set up the grooves, the horn section shimmers the soundscape with an unfaltering sense of expressive euphoria that will heighten any mood.
Stix Bones has built a respectable name within the music industry. He is truly credited as a Brother Of Noble Excellence.
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