HEAL, UNITE, INSPIRE....with MUSIC
Grammy-award winning and Billboard-award winning artist, Kid Chocolate began playing the trumpet at 9 years old. He was able to take his musical talents on the road at the age of 15 when he began touring the world performing for festivals, clubs and concert halls.
Talent, with accolades to prove it, Kid Chocolate has been on the receiving end of such awards as the Offbeat and Big Easy awards, Latin Billboard Award and two additional Grammy nominations. An eclectic ear has led him to present genres from Afro-Caribbean, Blues, traditional/revivalist music, Rhythm & Blues,Bounce and Funk representative of New Orleans culture.
Kid Chocolate, a singer and trumpeter, has continued the soulful tradition becoming the protégé to great musicians such as Clyde Kerr Jr., Sam Alcorn, Greg Stafford, Leroy Jones and many more. Kid was also 5 time Grammy Winner, Dr. John’s trumpeter/background vocalist. A New Orleans native who is true to his roots.
He now leads a 7 piece band of the finest young musicians in the city. The musical repertoire consists of original music fusing all of Kid’s favorite musical elements, coupled with his renditions of New Orleans Jazz/Blues/R&B classics. This is the expression of Kid Chocolate’s understanding of Traditional New Orleans Music.
This year he’s released “Before Your Time” on Color Red Records and a collaboration with Khris Royal, “I Can’t Breathe”. His 3rd 2020 project “ Keep It Movin’ “ is scheduled for independent release on 10/31. It highlights some of the Bounce music that Kid grew up listening to while also addressing the issue of addiction, with which many struggle with.