Just Before Day
Bobby L. Evans born in Memphis, TN. Being an only child forced me to use my imagination and creativity very early in life. I attended St. Dorothy\'s Catholic School where I played the trumpet in the 2nd grade, this was after my family moved to Chicago IL. When we relocated back to Memphis, I began pecking on the piano doing church service, this time I was 11 years old. I won 2nd chair in the All West Tennessee Band with the trumpet in 7th grade. I played trumpet in the marching band, piano for the jazz band and gospel choir in high school. I have been music director for many churches over the past twenty years. I composed/arranged four songs (\'ISee My Miracle\'/Keep Me Jesus\'/\'Never Depart\' and \'It\'s Just Jesus\') with Olanda Draper and the Associates (Word/Epic) on our \'Do It Again\' CD in 1991. This project was nominated for a Grammy. I have participatd in many gospel workshops with the late Thomas Whitefield, Edwin Hawkins, Richard Smallwood, Shirley Ceasar just to name a few. I have accompained in concert Yolanda Adams, Shirley Ceasar and Edwin Hawkins. I produced a R&B single \'That\'s The Way\' on Lenetta Nelson Dent (Atlantic Records). We won 1st place in the Naras Urban Grammy Showcase in 1997 on \' Ride My Bike\' a song I composed/produced. In 2006 I entered The Listen and Exchange contest in Houston,TX with contestants from all over the world. I was top ten producer in that contest. My objective is to serve as an expert to create music that influences, set trends and make you feel every human emotion. Bobby-E music is amazing in it's clearness and sincerity. It conveys all nuances of human emotions. And an incredible easiness, even airiness is present in the light melodies of Bobby-E. His music comes from the bottom of his heart and it is filled with love and compassion. The artist mixes smooth jazz with soul and R&B grooves and allows his feelings to flow freely without any suppression. Bobby-E has his own very individual manner and adds elements of contemporary instrumental, new age and gospel to traditional smooth jazz music. His album is a perfect soundtrack for an exciting love story. Bobby-E music won?t leave you indifferent. His ?Just Before Day? album is great music for relaxing your body and enjoying your soul. Serge KozlovskyBobby E - Smooth jazz not just for the Laydeez Let\'s be honest about it, there are plenty of good reasons to become a musician. And one of them is surely to help you pick up girls! Well, that\'s exactly why Bobby E first picked up a trumpet and then switched his attentions to the piano. But, as the funky jazz man proves on his killer debut album, Just Before Day, it\'s not just the girls who will be glad he took to music. Bobby E has worked in music for over 20 successful years,and is a Grammy nominated songwriter.Now he has decided to strike out on his own because, in his own words, he was \'tired of asking singers to sing for me or waiting on some great artist to cover one of my songs.\' So he picked up the mic and started doing it for himself. Combined with his song-writing talent and excellence on the keys, it makes for a pretty special record. Bobby began writing music through his love of gospel, and the compositions of Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie. He went on to use the influence of soul and funk legends such as Quincy Jones and Barry White as he honed his sound over the years. Just Before Day is a testament to two decades writing and recording music of all shades, from gospel and pop to jazz and hip hop. This CD has elements of all the music that make Bobby E the artist he is, but at heart, this is a smooth funky jazz record. It is a record perfectly made for relaxing on a drive on a Sunday afternoon with the top down (and preferably a couple of ladies by your side!). From the contemplative Bring My Stuff Back to the sexy, silky ballad Love Looks Good On You and right on to the gospel inspired My Prayer, this album is a true masterpiece. Bobby E says he wants his music to make the listener feel every human emotion. He shows on this record that you can do that without being loud or flashy, but just by writing great tunes. Just Before Day is a record inspired by a love for music and made for music lovers. If that describes you, then it\'s time to say hello to Bobby E.