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DWIGHT PINKNEY

“Brother Dee”(Guitarist/Arranger/Producer)

 

DWIGHT PINKNEY and his music have always had a universal appeal, which has been stimulating the emotions of music lovers worldwide for many years.

Pinkney's musical career spans over three decades. He has played on some four Grammy Award winning Reggae albums and recorded with many top Jamaican artists including Bob Marley, Dennis Brown, John Holt, Bunny Wailer, Sly & Robbie, Gregory Issacs, Beres Hammond, Glen Washington, Louise Bennett, Freddie McGregor, Roots Radics, Alton Ellis, Israel Vibration, Delroy Wilson, Denroy Morgan, Luciano, Bob Andy, Itals, Marcia Griffiths, I-Threes, Wailing Souls, Don Carlos, Skatalites, Pam Hall, and JC Lodge, to name a few.

Pinkney , born a Piscean in Manchester, Jamaica, moved to Kingston at an early age where he grew up under the watchful eyes of his mother.  He always had an innate love for music and, as a teenager, taught himself to play the guitar. At age 18 he formed “The Sharks,” who enjoyed instant success when, soon after its formation, they landed a resident-band job in the Bahamas, at the Lucayan Beach Hotel. Pinkney and “The Sharks” also took time out to do recordings at the world famous Studio One in Kingston, backing many Reggae greats including the legendary Bob Marley and the Wailers, Ken Boothe, BB Seaton and the Gaylads, .  Each of these artists scored at least one, #1, record on the local charts and Pinkney was a part of their success.  The formation of the internationally acclaimed band, Zap-Pow was another successful move in the life of Dwight Pinkney.  Pinkney also led the popular “Roots Radics” band of the 80’s and 90’s.  He fine-tuned his craft when he attended the Jamaica School of Music where he studied with gifted tutors such as Melba Liston, Peter Ashbourne and Marjorie Whylie.and Camille Lewis

Pinkney's music has taken him to many renowned venues all over the world that included New York's Madison Square Gardens , BBC’s 'Top Of The Pops', Las Vegas, Japan, Australia, South Africa, Hawaii, Canada, South America, Central America, and Europe.  He has appeared in three full-length movies: “Smile Orange;” “Land of Look Behind;” and “Holyland;” which was filmed on location in Israel.

Dwight Pinkney's debut instrumental album, Jamaican Memories by the Score, won two prestigious awards -- Jamaica Federation of Musicians Union (JFMU) Award and Reggae-Soca Music Award in Florida US. The album was also voted best Reggae Instrumental Release, by UK Tower Records 'TOP' magazine. Pinkney's CD "Jamaican Memories..." is also a feature in Air Jamaica’s In-flight music program.  The result of this success has Pinkney doing numerous appearances on radio, television, and live shows throughout Jamaica, USA, Canada, and the United Kingdom, and he has been featured, nationwide, in the United States of America on BET’s “Jazz In the Sun.”

Pinkney’s new highly demanded follow-up CD, More Memories + is now completed.  An extensive promotional campaign follows.

 

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