Friday, October 24, 2014
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Howard Hewett, Trevor Lawrence, Joseph Marks

Saxophonist Trevor Lawrence was joined by friends: Howard Hewett, 2 Official, Beth Payne, Masumi, Joseph Marks, Wah WahWatson in Los Angeles at the Historical Maverick’s Flat

Legendary saxophonist and music producer, Trevor Lawrence celebrated over 45 years in the music industry at the historical Maverick’s Flat. He was accompanied by Howard Hewett, Beth Payne (Sunday’s Best) Masumi (Billboard charts top ten), 2 official, Michelle Gubbay and new artist Joseph Marks.

Trevor Lawrence was first on stage at the1969 monumental festival that changed music it was called “Woodstock”. He has played with renowned artists like: Ringo Starr, Mick Jagger, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, B.B. King, Roberta Flack, John Lennon and produced artist like Sheryl Lee Ralph, The Pointer Sisters and Etta James.  If you have heard the songs, “It?s Your Thing” by the Isley Brothers, “Superstition” and “Sir Duke”by Stevie Wonder, The “Trouble Man” Album by Marvin Gaye, “I?m So Excited” by the Pointer Sisters . . . then you have heard Trevor Lawrence (Tenor Sax) at work.

One of the many highlights of the evening was  when guitarist, Wah Wah Watson a member of Motown’s FunkBand, who has played for artists like; Janet Jackson, The Supremes, Gladys Knight,  and those riveting guitar strings from the movie ‘Shaft’. He paired on stage for a medley of hits with renown musicians Ralph Penland and Joel Scott. Joining with them to sing was new artist Joseph Marks and mega vocalist, Howard Hewett (Shalamar).

This concert was produced  by 5MStar’s CEO ,Janice McZeal who has worked to bring attention to” child slavery” and its horrific practices internationally.  McZeal spoke passionately to the fully packed audience at Maverick’s Flat,and her wish to end child slavery in Haiti and the U.S. “Child labor is work that harms children or keeps them from attending school. Around the world and in the U. S., growing gaps between rich and poor in recent decades have forced millions of young children out of school and into work. The International Labor Organization estimates that 215 million children between the ages of 5 and 17 currently work under conditions that are considered illegal, hazardous, or extremely exploitative. Underage children work at all sorts of jobs around the world, usually because they and their families are extremely poor. Large numbers of children work in commercial agriculture, fishing, manufacturing, mining, and domestic service. Some children work in illicit activities like the drug trade and prostitution or other traumatic activities such as serving as soldiers (Child Labor Public Education Project)”.

 

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