A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, CJ was blessed as a young boy to have the gift of
playing the drums. As a child, CJ began to bang on pots and pans. This would be the start
of something beautiful. He received his first drum set at the age of five. By the time CJ
was eight, he was playing at his church and by age 13 he was the full time drummer.
Realizing that God had blessed him with the gift to minister through music, CJ began to
put his all into playing the drums. He began to venture outside of his church to play with
other musicians. By the time he turned 18, CJ had made a name for himself in the local
area. These past several years, CJ has played in high scale venues, appeared on TV and
recorded in the studio.
CJ has performed with various national artists such as, The Temptations, The Platters
Tony Terry, Walt Whitman, DeWayne Woods, Micah Stampley and Jimmy Hicks. Also,
he has performed with a host of elite Atlanta superstars such as, Reggie Hines, Brooke "Viosocolist" Alford, Gary Harris and other local artists. In addition to
performing with other artist, he has studied under drummers Ivan Hampden and while
attending North Carolina Central University, he studied under Jeff "Tain" Watts. CJ has
toured in the Dominican Republic and also in the states of North Carolina, South
Carolina, Illinois and Ohio. He has also performed in various parts of California, Georgia
and Tennessee.With a background in gospel, R&B and jazz, CJ brings a hard hitting finesse style of playing. CJ loves making music and believes that it should move and speak to people as
never before. He has truly been blessed thus far and believes that when praises go up,
blessings really do come down.