phillip feaster & calvin rodgers


Phillip Feaster – Phillip is a Grammy, Stellar and Dove nominated musician, producer and writer. Born and raised on the South Side of Chicago,
Phillip’s abilities were recognized at a young age while playing piano for his home church. As a student at Curie Metro High School, he evolved into a sought after music director and was invited to participate in the prestigious Chicago All City High School All Star Band. Within the decade, while still in his youth, Phillip has made an indelible mark on the progression of Gospel Music. Passionate, skillful and intuitive are words used to describe this Keyboardist, Music Director, Organist, Writer, Producer, Composer, and Engineer.

Calvin Rodgers – Born from a family of musicians and raised on the South Side of Chicago, Calvin Rodgers took an early liking to the drums, as a kid growing up in church. His father, Willie Rodgers, frequently took young Calvin to late night rehearsals and studio sessions.Calvin would use these opportunities to learn and study many of the musicians he admired. At 15, when most were still learning their craft, Calvin recorded a live CD/Video recording with the Grammy nominated choir Ricky Dillard & New G. Shortly thereafter, Calvin caught the attention of Ramsey Lewis, who was spearheading a jazz program throughout Chicago area high schools. Upon graduating, Lewis invited Calvin to record with his award-winning group Urban Knights.

Simultaneously, Calvin began touring with the in demand gospel artist, John P. Kee. Calvin was also becoming a regular first call studio session drummer in Chicago, for everything from smooth jazz to radio and television jingles. It was while working as a studio player that Calvin landed the coveted gig as the lead drummer for R&B Icon, R.Kelly. Since that time Calvin has evolved into a sought after Producer, Composer and Writer.

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