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Peven Everett is a worldly multi faceted celebrated jazz and soul artist who was born in Harvey, Illinois on June 2, 1975. At the age of 17, Berkley School of Music gave Peven a full scholarship right out of High School. He left school to go on the road with Betty Carter, Winton Marsalis and Branford Marsalis. Peven moved to New York to continue his jazz career in 1992 until returning home in 1998 to full throttle his musical career.
He is a producer, writer, vocalist, performer and a multi-instrumentalist playing 11 instruments professionally, including the guitar, keys, drums, bass, trombone, flute, saxophone as well as being the renowned trumpeter who recorded several cuts, including the key single on Curtis Lundy’s latest album. Alongside his musicianship, he is an exquisite vocalist and unreal dancer.
Having performed with jazz greats at spots like Blue Note, Sweet Basil and Small's in NYC, and all over Chicago, he also started recording deep house records with Roy Davis Jr on timeless cuts like “Gabriel” and “Watch Them Come”. Peven’s solo stylings and live shows are remarkable - performing vocals with his acoustic guitar and Rhodes keyboard alongside his band, Séance Divine.
While in the midst of recording a new album for his Studio Confession imprint, early 2002 showcased another Diaspora Recordings release, following up his Figarro project of 2001, bringing forth the “Soul Tempura” EP with the highly acclaimed singles “Runaround” and “Good Lovin”. Next up on the house production is an single entitled “I Can’t Believe I Loved Her” which is due out this summer on King Street Sounds out of New York http://www.kingstreetsounds.com.
In early 2002, Peven teamed up with indie label ABB Record's imprint ABB Soul – http://www.abbrecords.com, which will be releasing the 1st single, “Testin' Me” in August of 2002. This collaboration will birth Peven's first soul full-length release entitled Studio Confessions, a 10-track album, that will feature all production, arrangement, and performance by Peven himself. Studio Confessions offers an emotional and organic look at Harvey's soul child; Peven Everett and his journey through life. The album is best described as complex in structure yet soothing and simple in sound. Blessed with a pleasant and dynamic voice, Peven delivers songs with comparable passion and energy as Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye. Through his lyrics, Peven's objective is to not only be understood, but to impart his emotion and intensity to his audience. At 27 Peven is creative beyond imagination, ready and a genius - and we take that word seriously.
2002, Oct 5; 11:23:
Peven Everett - Studio Confessions [1 CD, Amazon US]
The CD is a brilliant mix of soul, jazz, house, and touches of Afro-centric rhythms -- crafted in a swirling mix that dips back 30 years into the history of soul, yet still points the way towards a richly positive future -- sounding a heck of a lot more "real" than just about anyone else we can think of on the market today, and showing Everett as a burgeoning soul genius -- on a par with D'Angelo, Norman Harris, Donnie Hathway, and, dare we say it, Marvin Gaye.
Peven Everett, an eclectic multi faceted celebrated jazz and soul artist was born in Harvey, Illinois on June 2, 1975 At the age of 17, Berkley gave Peven a full scholarship right out of High School for music.
Starting in 1993, Peven produced songs on small independent deep house labels: Gabriel - Large Records Watch Them Come - Undaground Therapy Enchantment - Prescription Don't You Dare Stop Lovin' - Dusttraxx/Nite Life Collective Someday - Peacefrog
He is a producer, writer, vocalist, performer and a multi-instrumentalist playing professionally 11 instruments including the guitar, keys, drums, bass, trombone, flute, saxophone as well as being the renowned trumpeter who recorded several, including the key single, cuts on Curtis Lundy’s latest album. Alongside his musicianship he is an exquisite vocalist and unreal dancer.
Having performed with the likes of Betty Carter, Winton and Branford Marsalis at spots like Smalls in NYC and all over Chicago and representing the dance community at this years Winter Music Conference, Peven as an independent artist is getting the press interested with features in various publications and a clip on Chicago’s Channel 7 during a performance for the Raggae Fest in July 2001.
Beyond his collaborative efforts on timeless cuts like “Gabrielle” and “Watch Them Come” Peven’s solo stylings are phenomenal - performing live vocals with his acoustic guitar as a solo act or alongside his band, Séance Divine.
At the present time he has got material out on his own imprint, Studio Confessions, which features many monikers such as Muchalo (Barry White infused deepness), Samba Kid (Latin soul jams), Mogul (eclectic jazz) and Satellite Sound bringing forth the hip hop excursion.
In early 2002 Diaspora Recordings will put out the highly acclaimed singles “Run Around” and “Good Lovin” which has thus far been promoted by LA’s Garth Trinidad (Chocolate City), London’s Gilles Peterson (Worldwide), Louie Vega, Marques Wyatt and other world renowned DJs.
At 26 Peven is creative beyond imagination, ready and a genius - and we take that word seriously – he has been dubbed a combination of Prince/Herbie Hancock/Stevie Wonder for the 21st century.
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