Henrietta Robinson, musician/performer and faithful supporter of LMMF, took time to interview advisor Del Atkins. Click here for interview or copy and paste link in your browser: https://youtu.be/i-XjmAOBDBs
Del Atkins is a bassist and composer. He brings a hearty and soulful dynamic to music that makes his compositions easily recognizable. He has 30+ years experience as a professional musician. He is experienced as a recording engineer, music director, bandleader, educator and BMI writer and publisher. He has performed with musicians such as Willie Bobo, Lou Rawls, Dr. Dre, Les McCann, Leslie Drayton, Gerald Albright, Ricky Jones, and Patrice Rushen to name a few.
Del has found success as a composer for feature films such as Another 48 Hours, Panther, and Fear of the Black Hat. Several artists have recorded his compositions. Norman Connors recorded “Easy Living” on Motown Records, and Ron Brown recorded “From My Eyes Only,” on Sire Records. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in digital media arts and music technology from California State University in Dominguez Hills. He earned a master’s degree in music industry administration from California State University in Northridge. Del has been an advisor to LMMF since inception in 2011.
Henrietta Robinson has a performance background in both sacred and secular settings, and she has performed in various venues, most notably music, theatre, and radio. Henrietta minored in music during undergraduate studies and later honed her jazz chops while living on the east coast (Boston, MA) where she also served a radio host of WGBH’s Friday night edition of the Jazz Gallery.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Huston-Tillotson University, Austin, TX and Master of Science degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. Currently, Henrietta serves as organist/music director for two local congregations in Houston.
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