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Tommy Mac “Mashene” – Music Bio

TRUMPET – FLUGEHORN – VOCALIST – KEYBOARDIST – DRUMMER – PERCUSSIONIST – PRODUCER – COMPOSER – ARRANGER – DJ

TRUMPET & FLUGELHORN PERFORMING SOLOIST WITH:

THE TEMPTATIONS, THE DELLS, NANCY WILSON, JOHNNY TAYLOR, MAX ROACH, LOU RAWLS, THE PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND, SARAH VAUGHN, BOBBY WOMACK, CLARK TERRY, THE COUNT BASIE ORCHESTRA, B.B. KING, CARLOS SANTANA, DAVID CLAYTON THOMAS of BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS, THE O’JAYS, MARY WELLS, THE POINTER SISTERS, HERBIE HANCOCK, CHICK COREA, FREDDIE HUBBARD, STANLEY TURRENTINE, THE FOUR TOPS, AND MANY MORE WITH EXTENSIVE JAZZ PERFORMANCES IN CLUBS, CONCERTS AND CLINICS

ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCES

BUBBL’N BROWN SUGAR, RAIS’N IN THE SUN, CATS, (ALL ORIGINAL NEW YORK CASTS) AND NUMEROUS BENEFIT CONCERTS WITH THE KANSAS CITY PHILHARMONIC AT THE STARLIGHT THEATER

COMPOSER

INSPIRED & COLLABORATED ON FREDDIE HUBBARD’S CBS ALBUM TITLE TRACK, “LIQUID LOVE”

CO-WROTE “HOLD U AGAIN” MCA., WITH ALLAN RICH.

ALLAN CO-WROTE NATALIE COLE’S HIT, “I LIVE FOR YOUR LOVE” THE FIRST NUMBER ONE HIT SINGLE FOR JAMES INGRAM, “I DON’T HAVE THE HEART”, & WHITNEY HOUSTON’S “RUN TO YOU”, FROM THE MOVIE “BODYGUARD”, NOMINATED BY THE MOTION PICTURE ACADEMY AS “BEST SONG OF THE YEAR”

SOLOIST RECORDINGS

RECORDED SINCE THE LATE 80’S WITH PRODUCER/ARRANGER LEE CURRERI. RECORDED TRUMPET SOLOS FOR ROBERT DOWNEY JR., ALEX LIGERTWOOD LEAD VOCALIST FOR SANTANA, AND MANY OTHER MAJOR RECORDING ARTISTS. LEE WAS THE KEYBOARDIST AND CREATOR OF THE CHARACTER “BRUNO”, IN THE HIT MOVIE AND T.V. SERIES “FAME”.

“TOMMY MAC”, WAS BORN AND RAISED IN A CITY WITH A RICH HISTORICAL LEGACY IN JAZZ, KANSAS CITY MISSOURI. EDUCATED IN COMPOSITION AND ORCHESTRATION AT CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE, CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI AT K.C., AND COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO, SAN MATEO, CA.

STARTING AT THE EARLY AGE OF 10 YEARS OLD, HE RECEIVED NUMEROUS AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCES. HIGHLIGHTED BY JAZZ LEGENDS COUNT BASIE AND STAN KENTON IN HIGH SCHOOL.

THROUGHOUT THE EARLY 70’S AND MID 80’S HE TOURED OR PERFORMED LIVE IN CONCERT WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE METIONED GROUPS ONLY TO MOVE TO LOS ANGELES IN 1987 TO FURTHER ESTABLISH HIS SONGWRITING AND RECORDING CAREER.

1994 BROUGHT HIM TO LAS VEGAS, NV WERE HE GAVE MEMORABLE PERFORMANCES AT ALL OF THE MAJOR PROPERTIES AND MUSIC VENUES ON AND OFF THE STRIP. TOMMY MAC WAS HONORED TO BE THE LAST PERFORMER ON STAGE OPPOSITE THE GREAT “ KEELEY SMITH “ IN THE LEGENDARY STAR-LIGHTER ROOM OF THE FAMED DESERT INN, WHERE THE WYNN HOTEL RESIDES NOW

IN 2005 TOMMY MAC STARTED THE ARDUOUS TASK OF DEVELOPING HIS ONE MAN SHOW.  HIS DJ PERSONA aka: TOMMY MAC “MACHINE”, IS DEFINED WITH A LIVE BAND EDGE AND PRESENCE PERFORMING WITH THE TRACKS WHILE ENGAGING HIS AUDIENCE WITH AN ENTERTAINING PARTY ATMOSPHERE FOCUSED ON DANCE AND A LISTENING EXPERIENCE.

WITH MORE THAN 35 THOUSAND TRACKS TO CHOOSE FROM UTILIZING A YAMAHA MOX6 KEYBOARD, APC-40, APPLE MACBOOK PRO, ABELTON LIVE 9 SUITE SOFTWARE,  M-AUDIO SOUNDCARD, 3 MIXERS INCLUDING A YAMAHA 20 CHANNEL USB BOARD, KORG NANO PAD-2, I-PAD WITH SPECIAL SOFTWARE, I-POD RUNNING THROUGH ALESIS 4X8 MIXER, PIONEER CDJ-350, PEAVEY SOUND CABS, BEHINGER BASS CABS,  FULL SET OF YAMAHA STAGE PRO BIRCH DRUMS, ZILDJIAN & SABIAN CYMBALS,  LATIN PERCUSSION, TRUMPET, FLUGELHORN, AND VOCALS.

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