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Born into the Chicago poetry scene in the mid 90’s, Journey’s passion for entertaining soon blossomed. He became a regular at various open mics on Chicago’s North and West sides. This is an award winning composer and a published poet who was inspired by fellow West side poets like Maria McCray, Reggie Gibson and Avery R Young. Journey’s smooth delivery and unique word-play launched him into a position to host his own open mics at North side cafés (Viva Java and Hotti Biscotti). This was the catalyst behind his development of Uprisin’ Productions, a network of like-minded of poets, singers, dancers and musicians. That endeavor lead to the Phenomenon called Soul People, a Neo-Soul jam band based in Chicago.

As Soul People grew Journey seized the opportunity to act out another passion, percussion. Aside from Soul People, Journey has been a percussionist with Band Called Pharisee (Latin Rock) and several experimental Jazz and Reggae projects. Journey has performed with Pocomania (Jamaican Folk Dance Company), Reveries in Motion (Modern Dance Company), Nave (Pop Rock Band) and Sermonne (Jazzy Soul Band). Journey had the high honor of performing with musical great Donna Summer during a date for her Crayon’s tour in 2009 at the Horse Shoe Casino (Hammond, in) under musical director Harry Sharpe. Through his formal studies he has gained a proficiency in various musical genres and percussion styles, though he commonly takes traditional African and Afro-Cuban grooves and tastefully melts them into other music genres.

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Member since:
Jan 16 2021
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
2-3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:


70's Soul music, Santana, Bob Marley, New Orleans Brass bands

Instrument experience:

Other Percussion:


African Djembe
LP Congas ( Quinto, Conga and Tumba)
LP Bongos
LP Cajon
Yamaha 12 pad drum machine
JR Percussion cowbells
Assorted cymbals , shakers and chimes