Dr. Alvin McKinney is a Virtuoso Alto Saxophonist, song writer/composer, arranger, and producer. He started his musical journey playing drums at age four. At age twelve, he picked up his first Saxophone. It became his first passion, and the focus of his career aspirations in music. He attended the University of Memphis, where he studied Classical Saxophone under Professor of Saxophones, Mr. Allen Rippe. He performed with the Marching Band, Jazz Band, and won the Woodwind Concerto competition in 1988. He graduated in 1989 with a concentration in Saxophone Performance. He went on to study Saxophone Performance under world renowned Professor of Saxophones, Mr. Donald Sinta, at the University of Michigan Master’s Program, where he taught Jazz Styles as a Graduate Assistant under Mr. Ed Sarath. He holds a Masters in Divinity, and a Doctorate in Sacred Music from the Global Evangelical Christian College and Seminary, in Wetumpka, Alabama. Dr. McKinney established Prophetic Management & Entertainment to produce and promote his musical gifts and talent. He has over 40 years of experience in the entertainment industry.He is the host of The Joyful Jazz Show, which airs live from Roscoe’s Media Center in Los Angeles, California, Every Thursday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time at www.rmconair.com. The Joyful Jazz Showfeatures Gospel/Christian Jazz Artists, and Christians in all music genres globally.Over the years, he has performed or recorded with such industry giants as B. B. King, Louie Bellson, Clark Terry, Kirk Whalum, Billy Preston, Phil Upchurch, Lou Rawls, and many more. He plays flute, clarinet, midi wind controller, keyboard, drums, and auxiliary percussions. He performs Classical, Traditional Jazz, Swing Jazz, Gospel Jazz, Gospel, Blues, Dixieland, R & B, Soul, Pop, and Funk, which makes him an Artist that’s got all the angles covered. He is the full package.
I sat down with Dr. Alvin McKinney at H.O.M.E Music & Entertainment club in Beverly Hills, Ca.
We talk about his faith and his music. For contact infromation, www.dralvinmckinney.net
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