THE LEADER

 

Jamaica Queens born Dannis Winston is a multi-genre vocalist, bandleader, producer and songwriter. Winston's music has been compared to Stevie Wonder, Donny Hathaway, Curtis Mayfield, Nina Simone, Prince and David Bowie. His music journey began in church where he played piano, drums and led the choir as a teenager in South Florida. He also grew up studying classical voice, musical theater and jazz in magnet public schools. After high school, he landed a few gigs singing background for R&B and jazz legend Jean Carne,  also Dionne Warwick, Patti L'abelle, and the Ojay's. 

He then went on to work as a vocalist and musical director with his own cover bands in private events where he learned to perform rock, hip hop, country and pop music.  Since then he has helped build established music divisions for private event agencies through his skills as a bandleader.  Currently, at the age of 28; Winston has already established 9 popular bands that he serves as a bandleader for. His bands have been featured with major event industry players like David Tutera, Preston Bailey, Marcy Blum and Andre Wells. 

During his development of bands, he began producing and composing original material.  In January 2016 Winston released his first single 'Let me Go' to favorable reviews online and later in September 2016 continuing to release his 'Master Class EP' to critical acclaim, highlighting his work for video and single '4black men' worked on by producer/engineer Bassy 'Bob' Brockman.