Gene Mikell - Gene is a conscientious person that can always be counted on. Gene's background in food preparations has provided benefits for events with food requirements. His knowledge and network of people in the food industry can be a huge asset when needed. Gene's easy-going personality at events make him very approachable for comments and suggestions. Gene is also a good source for other social events and rumblings.
John Smith - John's work in the non-profit arena allows him to provide guidance and direction to the NMOJAZZ Team and N-Motion Foundations. The N-Motion Foundation is a 501(c) 3 organization that has a focus on jazz preservation here in the city of Pittsburgh. John's contacts and knowledge of other like nonprofit organizations can prove to be very helpful as we move forward.
Lisa Hopson - Lisa's profession as a host makes her a perfect fit as the ultimate host for NMOJAZZ events. Her warm and engaging personality provides comfort to all of those that attend NMOJAZZ events. Lisa's ability to connect with each person that attends an event is a huge asset to the face and perception of NMOJAZZ. Lisa's confidence in the NMOJAZZ products is evident when speaking with her.
Martez Hopson - Martez has a background in working in the club/restaurant environment that will add huge benefit to NMOJAZZ events. He can provide insights about customers and club trends. We are excited to have him provide a level of awareness that was missing at previous events. Martez has the ability to connect with all levels of people as a result of his club/restaurant experience.
Shawn Hopson - Shawn's ability to connect with artists in contemporary jazz has provided for great NMOJAZZ events. Shawn's profession as a team manager allows him to provide leadership for the NMOJAZZ Team. Creating the NMOJAZZ and N-Motion Foundation concepts have provided a vision for the team to grasp and move forward towards. Shawn's ability to connect with all levels of people is an asset in the entertainment industry.
In addition to the national talent that N-Motion Entertainment has access to, they have created their own music force locally. The N-Motion Band is the latest project that N-Motion Entertainment has undertaken by combining some of the best musicians here in the city of Pittsburgh to create a unique image and sound. The N-Motion Band plans to focus on two genres of music and will provide two separate units in doing so. One unit will provide contemporary jazz with a four-piece rhythm section that may feature guest horn and guitar players. The other unit that will perform R&B/Soul will basically be the same rhythm section for featured local and regional vocalists.
The N-Motion Band will target a mature diverse audience as they can identify with the music being provided. The N-Motion Band performs locally and ultimately target the festival circuit all across the country.
The N-Motion Band is comprised of seasoned veterans in the music industry, starting with the band leader, John Hall Jr - Bass Guitar, Steve Delach - Lead Guitar, Chuck Anderson - Drummer, & Howie Alexander - Keyboardist are the immediate members of the N-Motion Band. If you have interest in booking The N-Motion Band for your event please reach out to an N-Motion Entertainment representative or call 412 719-4120.
John Hall is one of the most highly respected and sought after musicians in the tri-state area. John's professional reputation lands him many opportunities with nationally known jazz bands and performers. John is currently an alternate for the internationally known contemporary jazz band, Pieces of a Dream.
Howie Alexander is keyboard phenom among his peers and listeners. Howie's energetic approach and on-stage presence engages his audience into his performances. In addition to being an outstanding performer, Howie shares his gift with the youth as an instructor at AAMI (Afro American Music Institute). Howie functions as an instructor and mentor to student musicians looking to further their musical knowledge.
Chuck Anderson is a multi-talented musician that can fill several musical needs. Chuck typically functions as the drummer in the N-Motion Band, but skills go beyond being a drummer. Chuck is an accomplished bass guitar player, as well as a terrific keyboard player. Chuck is summoned by other musicians to perform in roles other than the drummer many times because of his skill level.
Steve Delach is a fantastic guitar player with a very laid back stage demeanor. With the most recent N-Motion Band performance with national artists Brian Simpson and Jackiem Joyner, Steve was put in the spotlight with several solos. Saxophonist, Jackiem Joyner coaxed Steve to come out front to engage in a dueling solo with Jackiem on sax and Steve on guitar. Steve was forced to cast aside that normal laidback musician into this blazing guitar player!