Posts Tagged ‘The Levites’

Damien Sneed Inks Deal With Central South, Featured In PBS Documentary

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015

Damien directsDamien Sneed announced news of a distribution agreement with Central South for his LeChateau Earl Records label and the March 3rd release of his highly anticipated double disc Broken To Minister featuring the Levites. The CD was recorded live in Baltimore during the Church of God in Christ Auxiliaries in Ministry Convention.

The works of Sneed and his Chorale LeChateau will be featured alongside jazz great Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra in the PBS documentary Everyone Has A Place premiering in Charlotte on February 3rd and will air in selected markets across the country throughout the Spring.  The documentary was filmed at Charlotte’s Friendship Missionary Baptist Church during the 16-city national tour of the Abysinnian Mass.

Damien Sneed Receives Prestigious Award From Sphinx Foundation

Monday, January 6th, 2014

Damien Sneed is a recipient of the 2014 Medal of Excellence from the Sphinx Foundation.  The organization honors three outstanding artists of color who demonstrate  artistic excellence, outstanding IMG_0101work ethic, a spirit of determination, and great potential for leadership. Sneed will be recognized along with Carla Dirlikov and Pedrito Martinez at the official Sphinx Medal of Excellence luncheon and a black-tie private dinner in Washington, D.C. 2013 was a whirlwind year for the Grammy nominated producer, as he and his group The Levites completed a European tour, released Spiritual Sketches, a collaboration with world renowned operatic tenor Lawrence Brownlee and received national commendation for his role in conducting legendary trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and his own Chorale Le Chateau during a multicity tour for the Abyssinian Mass.

Damien Sneed Plans DVD Recording For July 6th

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Damien Sneed JulyDamien Sneed announced a Live DVD taping for his group, The Levites in Baltimore on July 6th.  Sneed and The Levites took top honors at this year’s Gospel Heritage Conference Showcase and their hit Broken To Minister featuring Bishop Iona Locke is touching the lives of people across the country.

His latest offering, the LeChateau Earl Records Compilation featuring the hit singles Broken To Minister and Here With You is available via iTunes and Amazon.com

Damien Sneed Releases Compilation February 12th

Wednesday, February 6th, 2013

Lechateau coverGreat things are happening for Damien Sneed.  Following his tenure as Season 4 Music Director for BET’s hit show Sunday Best, Sneed joined Wynton Marsalis in performance at the opening of the 2012 Olympics, accompanied opera diva Jessye Norman at the International AIDS conference Gala, made his debut at Carnegie Hall, toured Spain with the Coro de Gospel de Madrid and accompanied Rhonda Ross at the Presidential Inaugural Ball.

In addition to his travels as music director for Karen Clark Sheard, Sneed now gears up for the imminent release of a compilation on his newly formed LeChateau Earl Records label on February 12th.  With music from his own Introspections CD featuring his group The Levites and Kingdom Victory Live, the musical debut of Bishop Iona Locke, LeChateau Earl Records is poised to take its place Damien picas a gospel music staple.

At radio is Here With You , featuring an unforgettable guest vocal performance by Light Records’ recent signee Anaysha Figueroa Cooper.   Both Bishop Locke and Damien Sneed will tour in support of the CD release.