Ty Stephens (lead vocals), Richard Cummings, Jr (piano/keyboards), Ron “Rondew” Monroe (bass), Tony Lewis (drums), Robert “R.T.” Taylor (Guitar)
TY STEPHENS is an Award-winning Singer/Songwriter, Entertainer and currently Starring in the new Off-Broadway hit “On Kentucky Avenue” (Songbirds Unlimited Productions/StepForward Entertainment), appeared on Broadway in the original productions of “Sophisticated Ladies” (with Gregory Hines and Phyllis Hyman) and “Marilyn, An American Fable.”
Among many recordings, he is Guest Vocalist, alongside Sax Legend Houston Person, on a jazz disc from bassist Jon Burr, “Just Can’t Wait”. He has performed/appeared with: Harry Belafonte, Gregory Hines, Phyllis Hyman, Toshi Kubota, Patti Austin, Jeffrey Osborne, Phoebe Snow, Smokey Robinson, Jon Hendricks, and more; appears regularly in Russia as Guest Artist with Russian drummer Oleg Butman’s jazz trio and sax great Igor Butman’s Big Band; enjoyed 6 tours of Japan with superstar Toshi Kubota, and, with his own band, (the) SoulJaazz, spent 6 Seasons at the world-famous Sporting Club in Monte Carlo as the Sporting Orchestra, opening for some of the worlds biggest stars *(Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, Alicia Keys, Steely Dan, Jill Scott, and more!!), and 4 tours of eastern Russia with his band, (the) SoulJaazz, with the US State Department, and, recently, a tour of Busan, Korea.
The members SOULJAAZZ have performed/recorded with:
RICHARD CUMMINGS, JR: the legendary Harry Belafonte, Dianne Reeves, and the great Jon Lucien, among others.
RON “RONDEW” MONROE: Pharoah Sanders, Chico Hamilton, George Benson, Tito Puente, and more.
ROBERT “R.T.” TAYLOR: Beyonce, Ne-Yo, Chris Brown, Celine Dion, among others.
TONY LEWIS: B.B. King, Little Richard, Sting, Nancy Wilson, and more.
► The Philadelphia Tribune: “STEPHENS’ voice is like honey… pure and sweet…”
► The New York Amsterdam News: “…a must-see band to be experienced live…!”