Duane Parham

Discography

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Duane Parham's Discography & Other Productions

Motor City Sax Appeal, Executive Producer, Writer & Arranger, 2012
Soul Serenade, Executive Producer, Writer & Arranger, 1997
Alone In This World, Producer & Lyricist, 1997
Martin’s Dream Writer & Producer. Set to the original music entitled “Martin’s Dream” which was licensed by the estate of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1997
Dream Detroit (Song) Produced and Arranged, played on local radio station 1997

Associate Minister of Music
St. Paul A.M.E. Church, Detroit MI, 2012-Present
Greater New Mt. Moriah Church, Detroit MI, 1999- Present
Transforming Love Community Church, Detroit MI, 2000-2006
Brown’s Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, 1999—2005

Performances (Selected List)
TV Talk Show Host & Performer, Jam Sessions 2011---Present
Featured Saxophonist, Heaven on Earth Tea Room 2009---Present
Baker’s Key Board Lounge, “HOT SAX”, Detroit MI 02/2011
Concert at Motor City Casino 12/2011
Musical at the African American Museum “LM productions Presents Celebration of Detroit” 12/2011
Musical Drama “Alone in this World”, produced, wrote, directed & performed 12/2011
Concert at the Riverwalk Hotel 10/2011
“Helping Make Strides Against Breast Cancer” 10/2011
Dirty Dog Jazz Café 2011, Grosse Pointe, MI 8/2011
Juneteenth Celebration at St. Joseph Park, Lansing MI 6/2011
Hotel St. Regis “SAX APPEAL”, Detroit MI 4/2011
“Pre-Mother’s Day Hat & Glove Tea”, Holy Temple Church 4/2011
Baker’s Key Board Lounge, “HOT SAX”, Detroit MI 10/2010
Opened for the legendary George Duke at the 15th Annual Trenton Jazz Festival along with Saxophonist Euge Groove and Guitarist Tim Bowman. 7/2010
Opened the Metro Jazz Festival in Warren, Michigan along with fellow jazz saxophonist Nelson Rangell, Mindi Abair and Spyro Gyra. 7/2010
TV Show Dorinda Clark-Cole (TCT) Network 2010
Performed with Freddie Jackson at the Summer Love Concert at the Detroit Opera House 6/2008
Key Note Musician with the Key Note Speaker Ruby Dee at the “Save Our Sons and Daughter” Annual Event 1990

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Formed own record label entitled “Saxville Avenue Records” 1997
Music instructor at Marygrove College Continuing Education and Kid’s College Department. Showcased local talent by supervision of videotaping of performances to equip artists with a professional critique process. 1997

Founded Entertainment Arts Society, which is a non-profit music performing and fine arts Development Society, focusing on the youth of Metropolitan Detroit. Positive Motivation Through Puppetry (P.M.T.P) 1990

AWARDS/HONORS (Selected List)

8 / 2012 D.J. Host of a Worldwide Radio Station Kats Entertainment Radio
8 / 2012 Certificate of Appreciation, City of Detroit, Mayor Dennis Archer
8 / 2012 The 4th Annual Black Music Awards Horn Player of The Year
7 / 2012 Detroit City Council, Testimonial for “The Unsung Musicians of The Motown Empire” Documentary

1 / 2012 Detroit City Council, Testimonial for CD “Motor City Sax Appeal”
5/2011 Henry Ford High School, Certificate of Appreciation for guest
speaker at Career Day.
10/2000 Detroit Black Music Award for “Best Jazz Band”
10/1999 Detroit City Council, Testimonial for “Musical Skills and Service”

3/1998 Certificate of Honor from Wayne County Commissioner

2/1998 Detroit City Council, Testimonial for “Jazz Performance Skills”

7/1997 State of Michigan, “Legends of Jazz Hall of Fame Inductee”

5/1997 Certificate of Appreciation, City of Detroit, Mayor Dennis Archer

5/1997 Distinguished Service Award, Office of the County Clerk Wayne

12/1997 Spirit of Detroit Award For Exceptional Achievement

11/1994 Certificate of Congratulations for “Martin’s Dream Project”, WJZZ Radio, Detroit MI

Education
Dale Carnegie Course, Effective Speaking and Human Relations 1999
Shaw College, Highland Park, MI (Attended 1½ years) 1971-1972
Cooley High School, Detroit MI, Graduated 1969

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