D & D Music Group’s work speaks best through its artists. Co-owned by Derek Dabbs and Wendy Dorsey, D & D Music Group prides itself with artists who provide “the best in smooth jazz.”
If you like smooth jazz with a touch of soul – a hint of funk – and large amounts of love, then Dallas born pianist, composer, and producer Derek Dabbs has the sound for you! Add his name to the “A” list of smooth jazz artists, as he has developed a sound that is instantly recognizable. It was he who played the unforgettable solo on Shirley Brown’s gold selling single “Why You Wanna Love Me Like That”, now with the release of Derek’s “State of Mind Album” you are sure to enjoy the Jazzpel track “He will take care of you”.
Derek has shared the stage with many top R&B and Funk ensembles — James Brown, Jonathan Butler, Lucky Peterson, Little Milton, The BarKays, Ike Turner, Shirley Brown, and J. Blackfoot to name a few.
Derek Dabbs – CEO | D & D Music Group
In addition to his prolific piano style, which has been compared to Joe Sample and Ramsey Lewis, Derek has also been making a name for himself as a composer, writing and producing songs for many R&B groups and movie soundtracks.
Dabbs is a seasoned veteran destined to influence the next era of smooth jazz with his stellar piano style that crosses over radio formats and stylistic barriers. A female fan said: “He just makes you feel all fuzzy and warm inside.” Derek’s sound touches EVERYONE. Derek will be an artist who takes center stage in THIS Millennium!
Wendy Dorsey – VP | D&D Music Group
Wendy was raised in Detroit Michigan during one of the greatest music revolutions the world has ever witnessed, the Motown era. This is where she developed a deep-rooted passion for entertainment. Wendy moved to Philadelphia, PA in the 1980’s and started working on making her dreams reality.
This is when Evergreen Productions was started. She booked the band at clubs, hotels and casinos throughout the Eastern Atlantic Coast. In late 1991 she moved to San Diego, here she developed T. Dorsey Enterprises, LLC into a network for developing and established artists while the company maintained its production and management status. Wendy was the personal manager for the Grammy & Stellar award winner and Gospel legend Michael A. Cook best known as the tenor/falsetto voice from the “Mighty Clouds of Joy” Nickelodeon TV & Diamond Star Entertainment president, Willie “Big Willie G” Green. This company’s repertoire has been full of up and coming artists as well as award winning artists, Jermaine Mickey formally of the R&B group II, The Extreme.
Currently Jazz Pianist Derek Dabbs of New Orleans, LA, Christian Hip Hop artist Exalt of Tyler, TX, Owner, of WUIM 92.1 internet radio, and VP of D&D Music Group Records.
Wendy was a board member for Final Salute; Inc. this organization serves homeless female veterans. She is also an ordained minister, obtained a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Master Degree in Management and Organizational Leadership from Springfield College. She has served as Chairperson for the African American Advisory Council of the San Diego Repertory Theater, as Secretary and Treasurer for the Latina Latino Unity Coalition for Indigenous People, Chair of the Veterans Employment Committee (VEC), the United Veterans Council, and the Veterans Day Parade of San Diego. Wendy Maria Dorsey has proven that hard work and perseverance, guided by a genuinely good heart is fundamental in one attaining their dreams.
She continues to be an asset to the community in which she lives and so graciously serves. Through her drive and unyielding motivation she is truly “Making Dreams Come True through Entertainment.”
She leaves you with this…
“Keep your eyes on the SON, and Always Keep the Music Playing”.