FREELANCE PERCUSSIONIST

"Bringin' Spice To Your Life"

 

Home Base:  MANASSAS, VA 

Music Style:  Contemporary and Smooth Jazz, Latin, Funk, R&B, POP, Rock n Roll 

Booking Contact: 

Major Scale Management 

Gina McCain / 703-930-4594 

GINAMCCAIN@MAJORSCALEMANAGEMENT.COM

Curtis McCain is a dynamic multi-percussionist who plays a variety of rhythms and genres. He has been playing professionally for 21 years, performing with some of the biggest names in smooth jazz and is known for lighting up the stage with his latin and afro-cuban flavor as well as his strong in the pocket grooves.

Curtis has performed with Lin Rountree, Carol Albert, Rob Zinn, Vincent Henry feat. Alex Bugnon, Debora Galan, Drew Davidsen, David Bach and Christian de Mesones. Curtis has shared the stage with Nick Colionne, Gerald Veasley, Will Donato, Brian Simpson, James Lloyd and Curtis Harmon, Marion Meadows, Steve Oliver, Maysa, Lindsey Webster, Keith Slattery, Warren Hill, Patrick Lamb, Michael Manson, Paula Atherton, Nathan Mitchell, Jazmin Ghent, Marcus Johnson, Jackiem Joyner, David P. Stevens, Jeanette Harris, Daniel D, Willie Bradley, Phillip 'Doc' Martin, Isaac Byrd Jr., Andrew Neu, Phaze II, Leroy 'Lonnie' Jordan from War and the horn section for Blood Sweat and Tears; Anibal Rojas, Brad Mason and Michael Boscarino.  Curtis has also opened for bands such as ZZ Top, Steve Miller Band and John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival.

In the studio, Curtis records with many great artists and producers adding an array of percussive styles. Curtis has appeared on recordings with WIll Donato, Paul Brown, Carol Albert, Greg Manning, Ragan Whiteside, Blake Aaron, Darryl Williams, Phillip "Doc" Martin, Motown Moe, Christian de Mesones, Debora Galan, Carl C-Man Anderson, Nathaniel Kearney, Jay Williams, Magdalena Chovankova, Terry Wollman, Eric Valentine, Darrell Crooks, Alex Al and Marvin 'Tony' Hemmings. 

Curtis' live performances are always rhythmically and visually entertaining and certainly live up to his motto "Bringin' Spice To Your Life" which resonates loud and clear with his ever-growing fan base.

NOTABLE RECORDINGS

Will Donato  

Single: 

  • The High Road 
  • You Got This

Album: Renaissance Christmas 

Track:  

  • Renaissance Christmas 

 Phillip "Doc" Martin

Album: Phillip "Doc" Martin 

Tracks:     

  • Won't Let Go
  • Interlude
  • Start Again 
  • Paradise

 

Carol Albert   

Album: Stronger Now 

Tracks : 

  • For The Moment feat. Paul Brown   
  • Femme Flight 

Motown Moe   

Album: The New Normal 

Track: 

  • Sunday Driver feat. Blake Aaron 

 

Christian de Mesones   

Album: They Call Me Big New York 

Tracks:

  • Hispanica feat. Debora Galan   
  • Sweetnight feat. Debora Galan   
  • Spirit   
  • Latin Jive Redux   
  • Good Old Days   
  • Dekalb and Flatbush (Live)

Notable Performances 

• Berks Jazz Festival All-Star Jam w/Nick Colionne - Reading, PA 
• Lake Arbor All-Star Jam w/Gerald Veasley - Bethesda, MD 
• Jazz Legacy Foundation, Late Night Jam w/Nick Colionne - Norfolk, VA 
• Gloria's w/Vincent Henry feat. Alex Bugnon  - Warrenton, VA 
• Tin Pan w/Lin Rountree - Richmond, VA    
• City Winery Atlanta w/Carol Albert - Atlanta, GA  
• Tin Pan w/Rob Zinn - Richmond, VA 
• Chaddsford Winery Jazz Festival w/Rob Zinn feat. Andrew Neu - Chaddsford, PA 
• Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club w/Drew Davidsen - Bethesda, MD 
• Lake Arbor Jazz Festival w/Rob Zinn - Mitchellville, MD 
• Jazz Legacy Foundation, Late Night Jam w/The Fuzz Band - Hampton, VA 
• Lake Arbor Jazz Festival w/Christian de Mesones - Mitchellville, MD  
• Blues Alley w/Christian de Mesones - Washington, DC 
• Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club w/Christian de Mesones feat. Lindsey Webster - Bethesda, MD 
• The Anthem w/Spookstock Festival - Washington, DC

  

PERFORMANCE VIDEOS