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Tavie’ a musical genius and native of Texas migrated to the big city of dreamers – Los Angeles, California when he was five-years old. He attended San Diego Military Academy where he graduated with honors. He became the 1st Black Battalion Commander in the country. These prestigious accomplishments and accolades rewarded him with several choices of universities and colleges from which to attend: West Point, University of Southern California (USC) and UCLA in sports and in academics. But Tavie’s heart burned with desire for another love -- the love of music.
He is an established musician, singer, songwriter, producer and engineer. Tavie’ has teamed up with such celebrity greats as Quincy Jones, Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige Norman Connors, Bobby Lyle, Peabo Bryson, Luther Vandross, Gerald Albright, Chaka Khan, Patty LaBelle, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Gap Band, Anita Baker, Natalie Cole, Kevin Tony and Chante’ Moore. And the Rap Game is in his portfolio, too. Dr. Dre’, LL Cool J, Tupac, Karupt and the late Easy E just to name a few. Tavie’ has made numerous television appearances on award shows such as the Grammy’s, Soul Train Music, MTV and BET Awards.
He has also been around the world and back again with one of the best Funk groups in the world – LAKESIDE. Tavie’ has been touring the world for the past 23 years playing the keyboards and singing lead. Tavie’ presently owns a recording studio and production company – ANOTHER HIT PRODUCTIONS, LOS ANGELES. He produces his own artists as well as is a certified PROTOOLS – DIGI-DESIGN instructor, the industry’s newest recording format. On record store shelves you will find Tavie’s latest works with Chaka Khan and Prince – COME INTO MY HOUSE, Also jazz producer, Norman Connor’s, ETERNITY, featuring Lisa Fischer, Peabo Bryson, Gerald Albright, Angela Bofil, and Grammy-award winner, Norman Brown. Look for Bobby Lyle’s POWER OF TOUCH which Tavie’ also produced and engineered. Today’s airwaves rotate Tavie’ singing his own work on the Norman Connor’s ETERNITY, songs entitled We’re Still Friends, a Donnie Hathaway classic.
Check out Donald Tavie’s latest project BEST KEPT SECRET.