"Bringin' Spice To Your Life"

 

Home Base:  Manassas, VA 

Music Style:  Smooth Jazz, Latin, Fusion, Funk, Soul, R&B, POP, Rock 

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 23 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 shows with Keiko Matsui, Gerald Veasley, Karen Briggs, Gerald Albright, Alex Bugnon, Chieli Minucci, Rick Braun, Eric Darius, James Lloyd, Everette Harp, Patti Austin, Nelson Rangell, Ray Fuller, Lao Tizer, Jeff Lorber, Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Lyle, Adam Hawley, Lindsey Webster, Oli Silk, Keith Slattery, Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Will Donato, Jazmin Ghent, Elliot Yamin, Brian Bromberg, Blake Aaron, Tom Braxton, Jeff Ryan, Aubrey Logan, Greg Manning, Lin Rountree, Paula Atherton, Willie Bradley, Dean Brown, Carol Albert, Patrick Lamb, Rob Zinn, Andrew Neu, Dee Lucas, David P. Stevens, Tony Exum Jr., Gino Rossaria, Larry Braggs, Demetrios Pappas, David Dyson, Nathan Mitchell, Tony Moore, Tim Hutson, Tony Pulizzi, Al Caldwell, Vincent Henry, Tim George, Dave Reinhart, Luis Alicea, Poogie Bell, Sean Michael Ray, Jordan Love, Dexter Whitaker, Nathaniel Kearney and Christian de Mesones along with the horn section for Blood Sweat and Tears; Anibal Rojas, Brad Mason and Michael Boscarino.

Curtis has also shared the stage with Nick Colionne, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Brian Simpson, Norman Brown, Jeff Golub, Curtis Harmon, Marion Meadows, Steve Oliver, Maysa Leak, Marcus Anderson, Warren Hill, Michael Manson, Marcus Johnson, Jackiem Joyner, Althea Rene, Jeanette Harris, Ragan Whiteside, PJ Spraggins, Marcia Miget, Jessy J, Daniel D, Phillip 'Doc' Martin, Brian Lenair, Stanley Cooper, Donald Robinson, Phaze II, The Fuzz Band, Leroy 'Lonnie' Jordan from War. Curtis 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 adding an array of percussive styles. Curtis appears on recordings with Bob James, Will Donato, Paul Brown, Greg Manning, Adam Hawley, Jeff Ryan, Lindsey Webster, Roberto Vally, Steve Oliver, Tom Schuman, Mark Etheredge, Tony Saunders, Carol Albert, Ragan Whiteside, Blake Aaron, JJ Sansaverino, Rob Zinn, Darryl Williams, Phillip "Doc" Martin, Kevin Jackson, Willie Bradley, Motown Moe, Patrick Yandall, Judah Sealy, Tim Hutson, Terence Thompson, Jean Caze, Andrew Neu, Leon Bisquera, Mike Simms, Johnny Britt, Christian de Mesones, Chris Valentine, Poogie Bell, John Carey, Debora Galan, Carl C-Man Anderson, Nathaniel Kearney, Jay Williams, Magdalena Chovankova, Terry Wollman, Eric Valentine, Mel Brown, Darrell Crooks, Alex Al, Johnny Stewart, Jimmy Reid, Tony Moore and Marvin 'Tony' Hemmings.   

Curtis works with producers such as Greg Manning, Paul Brown, Keith Slattery, Roberto Vally, Blake Aaron, Adam Hawley, Jeff Canady, Bryan Anderson, Marvin “Tony” Hemmings, Terence Thompson and Chris Valentine.

Curtis' live performances are always rhythmically explosive 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  

Singles:  

  • Good On You
  • The Goddess
  • Elevate (Radio Single)

 

Album: Elevate

Tracks:

  • The High Road
  • Lotus Blossom
  • Elevate
  • Cloud Nine 
  • You Got This
  • It Happens Everyday
  • Beyond Forever
  • Stolen Moments

 

Album: Renaissance Christmas 

Track:  

  • Renaissance Christmas  

  

A2Z (Andrew Neu and Rob Zinn)

Single:

  • A to Z

 

Motown Moe

Album: Living My Best Life 

Track: 

  • Normandie Ave

 

Album: The New Normal

Track:

  • Sunday Driver feat. Blake Aaron 

Kevin Jackson

Single:

  • Elevation

 

 Phillip "Doc" Martin

Album: Phillip "Doc" Martin 

Tracks:     

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

 

Christian de Mesones    

Single:

  • Hispanica (Instrumental) feat. Bob James

 

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)

 

Chris Fischer

Album:  Utopic Swerve

  • Jaylo
  • Zebra
  • L'exquisite
  • So Fly feat. Chieli Minucci
  • Total Release feat. Phillip "Doc" Martin

 

John Carey

Single:

  • That Smile 

Roberto Vally

Singles:

  • On The Down Low
  • The Chicken feat. Paul Brown and Jeff Ryan 

 

Bryan Anderson

Album: Groove Cafe 

Track: 

  • BK & JB

 

Tony Saunders

Album: All About Love

Track:

  • Celebrate You

 

Carol Albert     

Single:  

  • Fire & Water

 

Album: Stronger Now    

Tracks:    

  • For The Moment feat. Paul Brown      
  • Femme Flight 

 

Terence Thompson

Singles:

  •  Uncle Anthony's Cookout
  • Back In Luv
  • Safe Travels
  • Too Soon
  • No Inhibitions (Blaq Tronic Remix)

  

Brass Attack

Single:

  • Brazzetude feat. Johnny Britt, Willie Bradley and Rob Zinn

 

 

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES 

  • Middle C Jazz w/Greg Manning and Jeff Ryan - Charlotte, NC
  • Blues Boulevard Jazz w/Greg Manning and Jeff Ryan - Greenville, SC
  • St. James Live! w/Greg Manning and Jeff Ryan - Atlanta, GA
  • Tin Pan w/Greg Manning and Jeff Ryan - Richmond, VA
  • Rams Head On Stage w/Lindsey Webster - Annapolis, MD
  • Berks 31st Jazz Fest w/Rick Braun, Gerald Albright and Jeff Lorber - Reading, PA
  • Berks 31st Jazz Fest Gerald Veasley's Midnight Jams - Reading, PA
  • Berks 31st Jazz Fest Bobby Lyle and the Ladies of Soul - Reading, PA
  • Berks 31st Jazz Fest Chuck Loeb Memorial All-Star Jam - Reading, PA
  • Berks 31st Jazz Fest w/Chieli Minucci and Special EFX All-Stars - Reading, PA
  • City Winery DC w/Alex Bugnon - Washington, DC
  • Jazz Legacy Foundation w/Rob Zinn, Tony Exum Jr., Nathan Mitchell - Hampton, VA
  • Jazz Legacy Foundation w/Alex Bugnon - Hampton, VA
  • Jazz Legacy Foundation w/Will Donato and Nils - Hampton, VA
  • Middle C Jazz w/Rob Zinn and Tony Exum Jr. - Charlotte, NC
  • Blues Boulevard Jazz w/Rob Zinn and Tony Exum Jr. - Greenville, SC
  • St. James Live! w/Rob Zinn and Tony Exum Jr. - Atlanta, GA
  • Roland's Intimate Smooth Jazz Getaway w/James Lloyd - Melbourne, FL
  • Roland's Intimate Smooth Jazz Getaway w/Rob Zinn - Melbourne, FL
  • Roland's Intimate Smooth Jazz Getaway w/Tony Exum Jr. - Melbourne, FL
  • Roland's Intimate Smooth Jazz Getaway w/Greg Manning and Jeff Ryan - Melbourne, FL
  • Roland's Intimate Smooth Jazz Getaway w/Paula Atherton - Melbourne, FL
  • Ponderosa Barn w/A2Z feat. Andrew Neu and Rob Zinn - West Grove, PA 
  • Tin Pan w/Lin Rountree - Richmond, VA   
  • Tin Pan w/Dee Lucas - Richmond, VA
  • Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival w/David P. Stevens - Harrisburg, PA
  • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary Chuck Loeb All-Star Jam - Reading, PA
  • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary w/Soul Patrol feat. Blake Aaron, Tom Braxton, Larry Braggs - Reading, PA
  • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary w/Bobby Lyle, Jazmin Ghent, Gerald Veasley - Reading, PA
  • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary w/Alex Bugnon, Nelson Rangell, Gerald Veasley - Reading, PA
  • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary w/A2Z feat. Andrew Neu and Rob Zinn - Reading, PA
  • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary w/Gerald Veasley's Unscripted at Berks - Reading, PA
  • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary Gerald Veasley's Midnight Jams - Reading, PA
  • 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