Thursday, May 06, 2010
Dirty Redd Crenshaw booked for stage role as Miles Davis in New Orleans-based production
In an upcoming live production, Redd will be playing the part of Miles Davis. Written by renowned playwright David Louis Whitehead, "Miles Davis: Narration and Tunes" will premier in New Orleans and Shreveport. A national tour is in the planning stages.
Don Crenshaw is horn man Dirty Redd. For over five years he played trumpet for the legendary Johnny Taylor.
Redd has become a Shreveport musical landmark since soul crooner Taylor passed away years ago. Crenshaw leads his own band playing smooth jazz, old school R&B, and party songs at clubs, festivals, and special events of all kinds.
Redd is much in demand as a trumpet player, playing often with Robin & the Bluebirds, Caravan band, Denial, and other groups. He also is a very soulful singer with a style similar to Bill Withers.
Dirty Redd Jam hosts a jam session every Thursday at Noble Savage Tavern on Texas Street. Ft. Worth, Texas was his hometown. Now Shreveport has adopted him as their own.
Self Titled Dirty Redd , his first solo CD, has been released, containing 10 originals in his own "smooth jazz" style. "Ground Zero" is one of the featured tracks.
More info: 318 865 9006