Alan and Lita Blake | The Blake Group

Alan and Lita Blake are consistently #1 or #2 artists on the Reverbnation Jazz charts both regionally and locally in Georgia and in the top 100 nationally! Their latest release... "Step Up!", made to the Top 100 on the Smooth Jazz Network charts (Allen Kepler) July-August 2019. (produced by Bob Baldwin). Philadelphia bred now Atlanta based Keyboardists/vocalists/writers Alan and Lita Blake have toured, written and/or recorded with artists such as the late Grover Washington Jr., the late George Howard, Gerald Veasley, Jean Carne, Bernadette Stanis, Kevin Eubanks, Omar Hakim, the late renowned jazz violinist John Blake Jr. (brother of Alan Blake), Doc Gibbs, Onaje Allen Gumbs, Rachelle Ferrell, Major Harris, Eddie Holman, Bob Thompson and Bob Baldwin. Lita studied under Dr. Donald Byrd at Howard University and performed with the legendary jazz pianist Billy Taylor and bassist Ron Carter. She has provided numerous vocal recordings on albums for John Blake Jr., Grover Washington and George Howard. Alan served as a recording engineer for actress Jasmine Guy on her CD "Raisin Cane" and teamed up with Bob Baldwin to write "For Grover and George" which made it to #50 on the 2011 year-end Billboard Smooth Jazz charts. Alan and Lita, along with Siedah Garrett also laid the vocal tracks for George Howard's 1985 #1 Billboard Jazz chart hit "Dancin' in the Sun". They also served as musical mentors for Jazz vocalist and pianist Rachelle Ferrell at the start of her career. Ms. Ferrell honored Alan and Lita as her "musical mentors" during a Variety Playhouse performance in Atlanta, GA. in 2003. They have performed at numerous functions and events for many corporations and philanthropic organizations. They have also opened for the likes of George Duke, Roberta Flack, Frankie Beverly and Maze, Freddie Jackson, Jeffrey Osborne, Chaka Khan, NeYo, Rudy Currants, Kirk Whalum and performed at a private "Salute to Greatness Awards" after party for Quincy Jones. They performed for Bernadette Stanis's (Thelma of "Good Times") book signing event at Justin's in Atlanta in 2007 and were chosen to provide the entertainment for the Hon. Denzil Douglas-then Prime Minister of St. Kitts/Nevis for his annual New Years Eve Ball in 2006 in St. Kitts/Nevis Island.




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