Donald Pinkney’s music journey began at an early age while growing up in New York, drums being his instrument of choice. he played with various drum corps in new york city, he later began playing the trumpet and studied the art of Jazz Music through various music workshops, jazzmobile, muse. and the boys harbor, at this time Don P started playing with local bands which included live performances, battle of the bands and some recordings. Don P attended Juilliard School of Music, where he studied rudiments of music writing and composing. he played the military club circuit in Germany with R&B group Black Ivory. He played the trumpet and lead vocals. This group was also opening act for concerts including Marvin Gaye at Boston Arena in 1976, Barry White’s Love Unlimited Tour in 1978, also opening for K.C. and the Sunshine Band, Isley Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire along with many others.
Later he began to take an interest in vocals and began singing in the late 80’s touring the world with the Drifters, Coasters and Platters. Presently Don P continues to perform with the Coasters in the Congo Room, seven nights a week at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas, NV.
being influenced by vocal stylings much like Luther Vandross, Will Downing, Peabo Bryson and Donny Hathaway, and Marvin Gaye all being major influences in his life.
Self-produced, “Expressions of Love” including 11 HOT tracks; and a bonus track featuring vocalist Terry Forsythe covering former Temptations Eddie Kendricks hit song girl you need a change of mind, these tracks were mixed and mastered by Vales Crossley at Procamp studio in Las Vegas, Nevada. So sit back, listen and enjoy. You will be hearing a lot more from this artist.