As the dust settles, and we move forward in time, new-dedicated talents shall come forth to catapult their areas of expertise into the new millenium. One such artist is the topic of our synopsis. His chosen vehicle of audio-matic vibration is the Flute. It's been quite some time since we've seen an artist take the Flute to such astounding heights, as does "Nakayo". There's a myriad of players out there today on Alto, Tenor, and Soprano sax. There are guitarist, keyboards and trumpeters as well all in the foreground just to name a few. There are even some Flautists out there, but none who stand out in the crowd, as does this sensational player. "Nakayo" has stepped forward to be the one to bring the Flute to the foreground once again!
Here is some background information on the man, the musician. "Nakayo" Dupree (Flautist/Percussionist) is a multi-talented musician, born in Washington D.C and raised in the urban metropolis of the South Bronx in New York City. Currently, he is an ATL-ien, residing in the music mecca of the south, Atlanta, Georgia.
"Nakayo", as he prefers to be called, is a self-taught musician. His hard work over the years can be seen and heard in his compelling performances. His diversity as a musician includes instruments such as Flute, Congas and an array of other percussive instruments. He received his professional start in the music industry from Grammy award winning artist/writer/producer, Patrice Rushen. He credits Ms. Rushen as being a musical mentor and friend. "Nakayo" has since gone on to work with such music notables as drummer/producer Ndugu Chancler, recording artist, saxophonist Gerald Albright, recording artist/drummer Terri Lynne Carrington and studio great/guitarist Wah Wah Watson, just to name a few. He's had the opportunity to audition for such artists as Natalie Cole and Sheena Easton and he has worked with writer / actor director Robert Townsend. He made his acting debut in the feature movie "Without You I'm Nothing" starring Sandra Bernhardt, where he played a musician. He also recorded conga and percussion sound tracks for the movie. "Nakayo" has completed a very successful international tour with fonder and front man Speech, from the Grammy award winning group, Arrested Development. Most recently, "Nakayo" has done work with Giant Step recording group Jiva, on their new single remix of Stars, the Tauriva mix. This track sat Europe on fire!!.
And Now Is The Time, for this astonishing musician to step forth in his own right. Yes, he is coming forth with his long overdue solo project. "Nakayo" is for sure, an up coming artist.