MP3 Sylvester Harper - I Can't Hide
A twist of hip hop, Gospel, and world music mixed into Contemporary Jazz
11 MP3 Songs
JAZZ: Smooth Jazz, JAZZ: Contemporary Jazz
Sylvester Harper, is the son of the renowned gospel singer and recording artist Mrs. Ethel Holloway, from Chicago Illinois. He began playing the piano, and other musical instruments by ear at the age of eight. Throughout his formative years, a natural gift for music was apparent, learning to play drums, bass guitar, some brass instruments, and studying the quality of other musical sounds from many other instruments. Sylvester started teaching at a private school funded by the city of Chicago in 1982 called American Music Hall of Fame, which was organized by renowned jazz musician, the late Mr. Ben Branch. The school was designed to improve gifted musicians. After the school closed its program, Sylvester taught music privately in his home for a several years before he was asked to teach in a Catholic grade school as a teacher’s aid for music and became the music teacher of that school for eight years. During that time, Sylvester drew an interest in music with synthesizers and decided to compose music of his own which landed him a recording deal Metropolis Entertainment Group Inc. Sylvester recorded his first album “Head Over Heels” in the fall of 1994 which was released in January 1995. He was on the cover of Showcase Chicago newspaper in March 1995. There were many articles written about him from other local newspapers in Chicago such as: The Illinois Entertainer, Villa Park Review, and many others. The album was nominated for a Grammy Award in seven categories in 1995.
Sylvester has also written, produced and/or performed for such artist:
· The Thompson Community Singers (Word Records)
· The Reverend Jessy Dixon
· Singer “Amadeus“ (Hard Press Records)
· Singer “Danny Boy” (Death Row Records)
· Jennifer Hudson
· Mechalie Jamison (Polygram Records)
· Mrs. Ethel Holloway (I AM Records)
· The Progressive Radio Choir (Sparrow Records)
· The Rutledge Sisters (Hope Ministries)
· The Garfield Park Choir (Promised Land Records)
Sylvester was also the musical director for McDonalds Corporation Black Employee Network’s talent search, May 11, 1996. (ShowTime at the Apollo in Chicago at the Arie Crown Theatre,)
Sylvester began to work with the Assemblies of God in 2001 and performed for the General Council in Springfield 2003 and in Japan 2004.
In December, 2006, Sylvester was engaged in a stunning performance with Pierre Walker in Villingen / Schwenningen Germany.
Sylvester is currently writing, producing and recording with:
· Rev. Forrest J. Robinson of 1 Sol Records
· Pierre Walker of Walkerboy Ministeries
· Earl Powell of Eptone Productions
· Rev. Carl Adair Ministries of Adair Ministries
· Michael Cohen of Vienna Austria
· Katrina Harper
· Marché Whaley
· Dr. Samuel Mills of Mission Africa 2005
And many more.