AKUA DIXON

Post-Fusion Contemporary • United States
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Born and raised in New York City, Akua Dixon grew up in a family suffused with music. She started playing with her sister,the late violinist Gayle Dixon,shortly after the cello came into her life in the 4th grade.After graduating from the prestigious "Fame" High School of the Performing Arts, Dixon studied at the Manhattan School of Music at a time when the only track available focused on European classical music. She describes her post-graduation gig in the pit band at the Apollo Theater as an essential proving ground. Backing a disparate array of stars from Rev. James Cleveland and Barry White to James Brown and Dionne Warwick, she developed a vast idiomatic repertoire. With the doors of most symphony orchestras closed to African-American musicians (to say nothing of women), Dixon found a home in the Symphony of the New World, which is where she experienced the Ellingtonian epiphany that led her to jazz. "I started immersing read more...
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AKUA DIXON Moving On album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Moving On
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2012
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Post-Fusion Contemporary 2015
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Akua's Dance
Post-Fusion Contemporary 2017

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