is an accomplished keyboard player with over 15 years of experience in the music industry. Music first tapped his ear at the tender age of five on piano. He began learning classical pieces and quickly advanced to gospel and jazz. His experience in many musical genres over the years provide him the versatility to add life and character to all styles of music.
He has performed and toured the U.S. and abroad as Music Director or keyboardist with many artists
throughout his career including sharing the stage with Grammy winners Meshell Ndegeocello, Malik Yusef, rapper/producer Legendary Traxster and keyboardist extraordinaire George Duke. The band ASCENDANT was brought to life in 2000 as a vehicle for his unique musical expression. It was during the recording of TANIQ’s CD, Life and Times of Love, that Kael played Hammond B3 organ on several tracks and found it’s sound well suited for that project. Always true to what the music is asking of him, Kael continues to share his musical and production talents with many established and upcoming indie artists through Ascendant Music Inc., which includes the band ASCENDANT as well as the publishing arm Ascendant Sounds (ASCAP).
NBA Inside Stuff with Ahmad Rashad (ABC-TV) – ASCENDANT (various songs from the CD Where You Are
NBA Access with Ahmad Rashad (ABC-TV) – ASCENDANT (various songs from the CD Where You Are Now)
PsyclopsHQ – animated commercial ad (Comcast spots throughout March 2010)
Voyager Consortium Charter HS Detroit, MI – radio and TV ad spots throughout Summer – Fall 2013
(as Producer, Arranger, Vocalist, Keys, Composer, Writer):
ASCENDANT – Illuminate:BLUE 2012 Ascendant Music Inc.
ASCENDANT & Shannon Harris – Gyenyame (Only God) 12″ vinyl 2006 Urbanicity
ASCENDANT – Where You Are Now 2003 Darkest Shade Music Inc.
ASCENDANT – ASCENDANT 2001 Darkest Shade Music Inc.
(as Producer, Keys, Composer, Arranger):
(on Keyboards, Hammond B3 Organ, Piano, Synth, Arranger):
Gary Baker featuring Gears In Motion – The Journey 2011 Future Planet Music
TANIQ – Life and Times of Love 2008 Crazatic Entertainment
Will B. Presents Buki Cole & Free Radical – Rotation (Urbanicity Remix) 2005
Shannon Harris presents The New World Reveal-A-Solution 2004 Urbanicity
Deborah Ross – In These Times 2003 Anointed Artist Enterprises
David Josias – Mindblowin’ (Make It Phatt) 1995 imi Records
Sonny Till & The Orioles – 50th Anniversary – Skylark 1999
(as Music Director)
ASCENDANT (current) – Vocals/Keys (soul/progressive)
The Cooke Book musical feat. Darrian Ford (2011) – Keys/Vocals (music of Sam Cooke)
Sultry Singing Men of Soul musical (2009) – Keys (music of Donny Hathaway, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks)
Yabba Griffiths & Traxx – Keys/Vocals (reggae)
Paris Delane’s Tye Dye Skye – Keys (rock/blues/R&B)
Legendary Traxster (Producer/Rapper) – Keys (rap)
Konstant Groove – Keys (R&B/contemporary)
Malik Yusef – Keys (hip-hop)
Jesse Dean Stanford & Grace – Keys (contemporary gospel)
Truce (1999 Tour) – Keys/Vocals (R&B contemporary)
11th Ave. – Keys/Vocals (oldies 50s-70s)
Gears In Motion – Keys (jazz/funk fusion)
M-Audio USB MIDI Controller Keyboards
Hammond SK1 61
Yamaha MOTIF ES Rack Sound Module
Korg Sound Modules
Roland & Hartke (KM200) keyboard amps
Cakewalk SONAR Recording Software