Funk / R&B
Danceable + Jazz = DAZZ.
Formed in Cleveland, OH in 1977, DAZZ BAND has continued to bring funky, danceable jazz to listeners for over 30 years. A combination of two funk bands, Dazz Band is an 8 piece band made up of Bobby Harris, Pierre DeMudd and Skip Martin III handling horns and vocals, and Eric Fearman (guitar), Kevin Frederick (keyboards), Kenny Pettus (percussion), Michael Wiley (bass) and Isaac Wiley (drums) providing the instrumental support.
In the early 1980′s, they were signed to Motown Records, and quickly became one of the labels hottest acts of the decade. Their biggest hit came in 1982 and was called, “Let It Whip.” The song earned them a Grammy award for the best performance by an R&B Vocal Duo or Group.
“Let It All Blow” earned the group notable success in Britain. Following that, they began transitioning into a more rock-oriented sound. The band suffered two personnel changes in 1985, when Marlon McClain and Keith Harrison replaced Eric Fearman and Kevin Frederick.
Over the years, The Dazz Band has toured with such artists as Cameo, Kool & the Gang, The Commodores, The GAP Band, Earth Wind & Fire, and many more.