Brian K. Morgan
Brian K. Morgan
Brian is a heavily sought after artist, multi-instrumentalist, producer, writer, performer, and composer. Whether producing/writing or performing for Whitney Houston, George Benson, Kashif, Kenny G, Lauryn Hill, and others or playing guitars, keyboards or drums while touring Europe with the stage version of the hit movies Sister Act I & II, he’s sure to raise a few eyebrows. His career accomplishments are as varied as his music, which includes Jazz, R&B, Funk & Gospel, to name a few genres. He’s also a mastermind in production work. His outstanding writing and production work is evident in projects with Jennifer Holliday (Dreamgirls), Melba Moore, Gwen Guthrie, and Meli'sa Morgan. Brian’s live show experience took off at the tender age of 11 when his innovative creativity earned him an opportunity to perform at an outdoor festival in Englewood, New Jersey with the Isley Brothers’ keyboard player. One year later, he was asked to join a touring group, SpoonBread, who had two major hits, “How To Mend A Broken Heart” and“Make It With You”. He also toured with jazz vocalist Leon Thomas, Surface, Glen Jones and the West St. Mob. Brian went on to study Music Education at North Carolina Central University under Jazz trumpeter Donald Byrd. Shortly after, he released his own solo 12” project on Clockwork Records entitled “Wanna Love Ya”. His limitless talents carried him into writing and producing works for television commercials such as Dark N Lovely, McDonald's (w/ MC Lyte) and General Motors. He co-wrote/co-produced/performed a Brooke Shields movie soundtrack and Rocky IV soundtrack. Brian signed a co-publishing deal with MCA Publishing and he and his fellow writing and production partners were nominated for a Grammy (Best R&B Instrumental). Brian andMulti-Platinum producer Teddy Riley also produced Johnny Kemp’s (Just Got Paid) album together which resulted in another platinum record. Brian has a passion for teaching kids and was hired as the Musical Camp Director for Daddy’s House Social Program owned and run by Sean Combs. Brian has also worked with television icon Stu Gardner (musical director-Cosby Show). Lately, Brian has been busy working in his own production company “HitShack Entertainment”. He and his wife Katie Goulet scored a song on the late John Singleton's "Snowfall" TV Series. He is currently in the studio producing “The Melisizwe Brothers” (Nickelodeon's "America's Most Talented Family" winners).