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The Equinox Frequency Wavelength Consortium

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Crosstown Arts presents The Equinox Frequency Wavelength Consortium in the Green Room at Crosstown Arts.

The Green Room at Crosstown Arts
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Doors 7PM | Concert 7:30PM
Tickets: $20 | $15 in advance

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The Equinox Frequency Wavelength Consortium, featuring the music of James Equinox and David Collins.

The Equinox Frequency Wavelength Consortium is a revolving think tank of frequency wavelength explorers culled from various locales both regional and national. The Consortium will gather at the Green Room at Crosstown Arts complex to present interpretations of the music of local musician/composers James Equinox and David Collins, two daring and original modern sound sculptures. The event promises to be a unique and intense journey into sound beyond the scope of perceived reality.

Khari James Wynn is an American guitarist and recording artist from Memphis, Tennessee. He is best known for his work in the jazz-rock genre as well as with American hip hop group, Public Enemy.

Khari Wynn was born in Boston, Massachusetts, son of acclaimed music critic/writer Ron Wynn. He was considered a musical prodigy and possessed and exhibited innate natural musical ability. As a child, Wynn lived directly across the street from Willie Mitchell’s Royal Studios. At the age of fourteen he began to play electric guitar in the Memphis area for Dominion and Crashpattern in the metal genre, and for St. Andrews AME Church in the gospel genre. Wynn entered the 1999 National Jimi Hendrix Competition at B.B. Kings in Memphis, Tennessee, and placed second with the song “Have You Ever Been To Electric Ladyland”.

At the age of eighteen, Khari Wynn was employed by Carnival Cruise Lines as a staff musician.

In 2001 Wynn began recording and rehearsing with 7th Octave, a group assembled by Professor Griff of Public Enemy. The following year, Wynn wrote and recorded electric guitar tracks for Public Enemy’s Revolverlution. After four years of touring, Wynn wrote and recorded again on Public Enemy’s album New Whirl Odorj and in 2007 on the album How You Sell Soul to a Soulless People Who Sold Their Soul?

Khari Wynn established the jazz fusion band Solstice and released the debut album Exploration = Discovery independently in Memphis in 2004 with subsequent releases in 2005 and 2007.

In 2004, Wynn toured alongside Stax recording artist, Shirley Brown.

After James Brown’s passing in late 2006, Wynn was approached to play guitar on the James Brown Tribute Tour in 2007 which featured him alongside music legends Bootsy Collins and Clyde Stubblefield. He toured with the tribute band for much of 2007 and early 2008.

In 2007 Wynn began regularly performing as a bass player with saxophonist Hope Clayburn, a musician who has been featured with such acts as Allman Brothers Band, James Brown, Gov’t Mule, Maceo Parker, Soulive, DJ Logic, and North Mississippi AllStars.

Starting in 2008, Khari Wynn was the working bass player with singer/songwriter Valerie June during the time she was featured on MTV’s $5 Cover, a reality show created and produced by director Craig Brewer.

Wynn has also served since 2008 as a bass player for the Bluff City Backsliders, led by Jason Freeman, an artist with various credits including work performed on soundtrack of the film Black Snake Moan.

In 2011, after a decade with the group, Wynn became the Music Director for Public Enemy.

David Collins is a Memphis based multi-instrumentalist, composer, and arranger. He has recorded music with artists such as Frog Squad, Syrrup, Rodrick Duran and the Big Sky band, Talibah Safiya, Agori Tribe, The Burners, Jareef Greene, Jupiter Sky Fish and Neptune’s Army, Misterioso Africano, New Saturn Collective, and more. In 2016, Collins received a B.A. of music in Jazz and Studio Performance from the University of Memphis where he studied with Joe Restivo, Tim Goodwin, Jack Cooper, and Sam Shoup. He took courses in arranging and played in big band, jazz combos, and percussion ensembles. He received multiple scholarships and played vibraphone and guitar in the premier jazz band.

The performers are:

Khari Wynn
David Collins
Aaron Phillips
Gerald Stephens
Jaime Davis
Hector Diaz

Details

Date:
November 19
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Venue

The Green Room

1350 CONCOURSE AVE • MEMPHIS, TN • 38104 • 901.203.8300