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musician

Alonza Odis McKenzie, musician. Named Outstanding Soloist Michigan Jazz Festival, 1979; scholar Interlochen (Michigan) National Music Competition, 1977-1979, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1982, Howard University, Washington University, 1984. Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Detroit Federation Musicians, New Breed Bebop Society Lodges: Masons.

Background

McKenzie, Alonza Odis was born on August 20, 1961 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Alonza and Anelda (Hall) McKenzie.

Education

Associates, Henry Ford Community College, 1982.

Career

Music conductor Marlena Shaw, Detroit, 1982-1984. Music director Martha Reeves, Los Angeles, 1982-1986. Music conductor Spanky Wilson, Detroit, 1983-1984, O.C. Smith, Detroit, 1983-1985, Kim Weston, Detroit, 1983-1986, Ester Phillips, Detroit, 1985, Mary Wells, Detroit, 1986.

Keyboardist The Spinners, since 1987. Piano teacher, theory teacher Coleman School Music, 1979-1982. Music director Festival for the Performing Arts.

Religion

Bible is the only source of theology and Christian doctrine.

Politics

Christians should be dedicated to the holy responsibility and privilege of loving people of all races and ethnicities in religious communities.

Views

To develop a close relationship with God could be done through many avenues, namely, reading the Bible, praying, praising, worshiping, and telling others of the Gospel.

Membership

Member National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Detroit Federation Musicians, New Breed Bebop Society Lodges: Masons.

Connections

1 child, Alonza Odis Junior.

father:
Alonza McKenzie

mother:
Anelda (Hall) McKenzie

child:
Alonza Odis Junior McKenzie