Zack Poelwijk performs two shows with Brand Jordan sax player Mike Phillips

Last month I once again had the pleasure of playing keys with Brand Jordan endorser & sax star Mike Phillips. Mike has been busy in early 2014, most notably playing at the 2014 NBA all-star game festivities.

I was joined on stage by some of the best musicians on the planet, and they all happen to be from Portland! ┬áN’Touch bandmate & Liv Warfield keyboardist Chris Turner joined us. So did Drummer Tyrone Hendrix (NPG, Prince, Liv Warfield, Stevie Wonder, The Motet). Liv Warfield bassist Marquay Seamster & his lovely wife (stone cold vocalist & Liv Warfield background singer) Ashley Seamster rounded out the band. It’s a continual honor to perform with these men & women. I learn so much from them.

We played at the annual SEI fundraising Gala as well as a private event in Portland’s Pearl District.

 

Studio session with Tiger Roberts & Aaron Mills

Last night I had an amazing & inspiring experience in the studio. I recorded keys & auxiliary tracks for funk/rock artist Julian Stefoni, front man of J-Ride. You might also know Julian as “Erotic City”, the country’s hottest Prince tribute band. Julian brought in two friends to help create the record: Grammy-winning Producer Tiger Roberts, and Aaron Mills; long-time bass player for R&B super-group Cameo, as well as Outkast.

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Mike Phillips

Here after playing a show with sax megastar Mike Phillips. He’s the only non-athlete to be endorsed by Nike’s Brand Jordan. He’s one of only a few people to have recorded with the ultimate music trifecta: Stevie Wonder, Prince, and Michael Jackson. He’s currently on tour with the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour.

Chris Turner

Backstage with fellow N’ Touch keyboardist and mentor Chris Turner. I’m learning a lot from this man and I’m honored to call him a friend. He’s worked with many artists, including Mike Phillips, Stevie Wonder, Fred Hammond, Israel Houghton, Kirk Whalum, and Kirk Franklin.