Echoes in the Wind
Colon has an extensive and rich background in the music business. His credits include the following: co-founder and president of Wicolo Publishing Company; Musical Director for the Off Broadway musical 'LORD LIFT US HIGHER,' for television, he wrote, produced and directed GOSPEL VIDEO ENTERTAINMENT. Colon has performed with many renowned artists, both gospel and secular, such as, Dr. Milton Westley (formerly of the Isley Brothers), Edwin Hawkins, Walter Hawkins, Richard Smallwood, Lionel Hampton, George Duke, Nathan East (of Four Play & The Eric Clapton Band), Harry Connick, Jr., Andrae & Sandra Crouch, Gladys Knight, Quincy Jones, Danniebell Hall, BeBe & CeCe Winans, and Wanda Nero Butler. He has performed with George Michael on his 'Cover To Cover' tour and is currently Keyboardist for Grammy Award Winner, Tramaine Hawkins. His professional experience is extensive having made numerous World Tours with Tramaine Hawkins and performing on the 1992 R&B Grammy Award Winning album and video for the singing group 'SWV' on their debut album 'IT'S ABOUT TIME'. As a songwriter, Colon has written such Gospel Hits as 'JESUS THE SAME,' 'CAN'T TELL IT ALL,' 'WE THANK YOU JESUS,' and the current hit 'I'LL GO,' all of which are featured on the Edwin Hawkins Music & Arts Seminar Mass Choir Live Recording Albums & CD's from 1987 - 1991. Colon was featured as a 'New Artist' on the June Black Music Month Compilation CD. His song has recently been recorded by the Sears Gospel Choir and performed at the 2002 Stellar Awards. He has prepared himself to be a viable part of the music industry by affiliating himself with many professional music organizations such as, the American Federation of Musicians, Broadcast Music Incorporated (B.M.I.), and the Gospel Announcers Guild. Colon has conducted several workshops, seminars and lectures throughout the United States. Although a serious perfectionist, his energetic and uplifting attitude has gained him respect and admiration from the myriad of choirs and groups that he has trained. The CD, 'Echos In The Wind' is a refreshing musical masterpiece sent straight from heaven to the mind of none other than the genius, pianist, organist, and composer - Colon Haywood, Jr. With tributes to those who lost their lives to the September 11th tragedy, his rendition of the National Anthem (Soulful Experience) offers healing, strength and character to those family's who's lives have been altered as a result of this horrific event. This project has on trumpet; guest artists', Tom Browne, composer and arranger of the hit single 'Jamaica Funk'. Jonathan Dubose. This guitar virtuoso has worked with such greats as Tramaine Hawkins, Walter and Edwin Hawkins, El DeBarge, Phyllis Hyman, Earth Wind and Fire, Mississippi Mass Choir, Richard Smallwood and Harry Connick to name a few. Rohn Lawrence,guitarist extraordinare is a recording artist with billboard hit CD Hanging on a string has played for Alex Benoit, Earth Wind and Fire, Brian McKnight, Will Downing........ to name a few. With title cuts like December, and S.O.S. (Song of Solomon), it's not hard to see why this CD project shouldn't be a part of your personal music library. So, let the musical genius of Colon Haywood, Jr., escort you on a peaceful, relaxing yet exciting journey as you experience the musical wonder of, 'Echoes In The Wind...'