About Chief's Soul Kitchen

Chief's Soul Kitchen was founded in 2007 by Shannon "Chief" Cherry (Saxophone/Vocals) from Cocoa Florida, Duane Mays (Drummer) hailing from and performing in Niceville Florida and Ryan Way (Organ and Keys) currently performing nightly in New Orleans, Louisiana. It was a New Orleans Soul-Jazz and Florida Funk Trio that dabbled in the Avante-Garde Jazz of the 1960's as well as the West Coast Soul grooves of 1970's Blaxploitation cinema. 

Today the band is made up of 6 members and while still true to it's Soul-Jazz, Funky roots, CSK is so much more. Currently the band is in the process of recording it's first full length album featuring some musical friends from New Orleans. Featuring Robert Mercurio from Galactic and the "Big Easy's" own son Corey Henry on Trombone the new album release is set for Summer 2012.



>Artist Picture Artist Name Expertise
Shannon Shannon "Chief" Cherry  Saxophones, Vocals
Jason (JMR) Richardson JMR Guitar, Vocals
Ariel Pena Ariel Peña  Organ, Keyboards 
Andrew Toth Andrew Toth Trumpet, Vocals
Aaron Pearson Aaron Pearson


Paul Cywinski Paul Cywinski Drums



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