KAS, Music Producer, songwriter and bandleader KAS has recently gone solo with his new group, KAS SERENITY. This band is a synthesis of twenty years of musical sound combining contemporary jazz, Ambient, R & B and Electronic Groove. KAS SERENITY band features national musical recording and performers: vocalist MIYON TRAYMANE, along with; alto saxophonist, FARUQ Z. BEY; Detroit guitarist, RON SMITH, best known for his work with Enemy Squad, P-Funk, and ON-XYZ; and pianist and Techno/Drum and Bass producer, GETER MOST (Funk Lab, Detroit). SERENITY has one of the most dynamic sounds heard today. It is a show not to be missed. Live the band blends R & B soul beats into what is today called Rhythm & Ambient or Acid Jazz. The group has opened shows for hip-hop artist, Missy Elliott; the R&B girl group, Total; Morris Day and The Time; Little Milton; Dionne Warwick, The Delfonics, and others. They have performed throughout the USA, including, the African World Festival (Milwaukee), and African-American Festival of the Arts (Chicago); and the African Street Festival (Nashville). Their music has been played on numerous radio stations including, WDET (Detroit), 105.9 (Detroit), and VJAZZ 98.7 (Detroit). Their hit instrumental tune, “7 Mile Road” was played on WGRP (Detroit) and used on the sound track for the film, MOVING TARGET (Distributed by Maverick Productions) and currently available nationally.Read More
KAS begin his musical career with the band "ONYX" in 1978, and produced many of their hit recordings. KAS has played and/or studied with many of the great musical talents of Detroit, Michigan--George Clinton, David McMurray of "Was Not Was," David Miles, and Tanni Tabal. KAS's musically rich heritage began at the Cass Technical High School Music Department (Detroit, MI) with teachers Harold McKinney and Marcus Belgrave, and fellow students, such as, Greg Philingame, Kevin Toney, Ralph Armstrong and Marian Hayden. KAS continued his musical studies with jazz/theory instructor and saxophonist Faruq Z. Bey and Charles Boles, and the late Ali Mohammed.
'93 'Til Infinity