BIOGRAPHY

Dwight is a native of Detroit, MI. He started his musical journey, as a youngster, singing in the choir and playing the drums in church. It was in  Central Ohio where he fell in love with the bass guitar and decided it was his ultimate instrument  of choice. At the age of 14 his mother bought him a guitar to satisfy his desire to play music. But instead of learning chords on the guitar, he focused more on learning bass lines.

During his mid-teenage years, Dwight enjoyed watching his favorite church musicians create sounds and produce incredible arrangements of popular gospel songs. It was the influence of musicians like Joe Dunlap, Sr., Joe Jackson, Phillip Smedley Sr., Nuana Dunlap, Gary Brown, Michael Brown & the great Fred Hammond that inspired him to focus on the bass. 

As a new up and coming bassist, he would go on to perform in his high school  jazz bands and eventually work with some of the most popular gospel groups and choirs in Central Ohio: Kenny Banks,  TETREQ choir,  The Hitch Singers, Freedom, Kim Rutherford, Anointed & Dawkins & Dawkins.

 

Dwight has truly found his place as a sideman  and has been a part of the music scene for many years. He has performed and toured with a variety of gospel, jazz and blues artist:  Bobby Jones, Douglas Miller, Wilbert Longmire and Teeny Tucker, to name a few.

 

 He has also worked with multiple Grammy Award Winning Artist and has toured the world several times and he has had the pleasure of performing  some of the most prestigious stages/venues in the world…the Hollywood Bowl, The North Sea Jazz Festival, The Montreux Jazz Festival, Primavera Sound Festival & London Jazz Festival with artist such as Dr. John, Blind Boys of Alabama, TelMary, DeDe Bridgewater, Terence Blanchard, Nicholas Payton, Anthony Hamilton, Marcus Belgrave, Arturo Sandoval and many more.

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