[JPL] LOS DaMystro Secures Honor from Detroit and Gives Back to Cass Technical High School

Dr. Jazz drjazz at drjazz.com
Wed Sep 2 21:36:15 EDT 2009

  LOS DaMystro Secures Honor from Detroit and Gives Back to Cass
  Technical High School

Wed Sep 2, 2009 11:22am EDT

DETROIT--(Business Wire)--
Carlos "LOS DaMystro" McKinney has produced hit songs for Usher, Mariah Carey,
R. Kelly, Ciara, Jordin Sparks, J. Holiday and The Dream and has performed with
jazz greats including Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Elvin Jones, Sonny Rollins
and Kenny Garrett. LOS was born into an eminent Detroit jazz family. The jazz
musicians in his family include uncles: pianist Harold McKinney, bassist Ray
McKinney, trombonist Bernard McKinney and drummers Earl McKinney and Walter

>From September 4th - September 9th, DaMystro Music and LOS DaMystro will
celebrate his family with the City of Detroit at three events: Congressman John
Conyers and Councilwoman JoAnn Watson will highlight the accomplishments of jazz
legend Harold McKinney with a street in Harmonie Park renamed in his honor.
There will be a special music tribute, "McKinFolk", performed at the Detroit
Jazz Festival by McKinney family members LOS DaMystro on piano, Kiane Zawadi on
trombone, euphonium Marion Hayden on Bass, Rayse Biggs on trumpet, Wendell
Harrison on Sax and Clarinet, Michelle McKinney on vocals, Gayelynn McKinney on
drums and a guest appearance by Marcus Belgrave. 

During the Festival, LOS will participate in "The Keys to the City: Detroit
Pianists" panel. The week of events will end as LOS, and his DaMystro Music
business partner John Huffman IV, will donate a DaMystro Music Business
Workstation to LOS`s alma mater, Cass Technical High School. LOS will do a music
production demonstration on the workstation with DaMystro Music Group recording
artist Tayma Loren. 

The nationwide workstation donation, sponsored by the L.A. Reid Music Publishing
Company, will allow music students to write, produce, edit, market and
distribute music with an iMAC computer, Logic Express software, M Audio 61
keyboard, M Audio USB microphone, Beats by Dr. Dre headphones and an iPod."It is
our honor to be working with LOS to provide students with the tools and
education they need to produce music and create opportunities for success," says
Anthony "T.A." Tate, President of the L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company.

 Friday, September 4th, 12PM             Harold McKinney Street Renaming Ceremony            
                                         Location: Paradise Valley at Harmonie Park          
 Saturday, September 5th, 3PM            "The Keys to the City: Detroit Pianists" Panel      
                                         Location: Detroit Talking Tents at Woodard Avenue   
 Monday, September 7th                   "McKinFolk" Musical Tribute to Harold McKinney      
                                         Location: Detroit Jazz Festival                     
 Wednesday, September 9th, 12PM          DaMystro Music Business Workstation Donation Event  
                                         Location: Cass Technical High School                

About DaMystro Music:

DaMystro is a 360 management, music and publishing company founded by music
producer Carlos "LOS DaMystro" McKinney and digital entertainment executive John
Huffman IV from Real Content Group. DaMystro Music Business Workstations are
donated to schools across America and include the tools, education and access
students need to create opportunities for success in the music business. 

About L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company:

The L.A. Reid Music Publishing Company is a joint venture between L.A. Reid and
EMI Music Publishing. The Company discovers and signs new and established
songwriters to publishing deals. L.A. Reid is currently the Chairman of the
Island Def Jam Music Group (a division of Universal Music Group). Solo artists
and groups signed by Reid include Toni Braxton, TLC, Usher, OutKast, Avril
Lavigne, Pink, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy, The-Dream, Jeremih, and Rihanna. 

HUFF Events & PR
Michelle L. Huff, 212-239-1732
michelle at huffent.com

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