ThunderSOUL Orchestra
is one of five Music Ensembles continuing the legacy of Conrad O. Johnson's legacy. This 14 piece R&B / Funk Band  includes original members of the Kashmere Stage Band who featured in the 2011 Jamie Foxx documentary Thunder Soul. This film shares our legacy and that of our late music educator and mentor Conrad “Prof” Johnson. The group's primary focus and intent is to promote Fine Arts and Education globally through student workshops and the screening of the film. And along the way, they will funk some concerts too. ThunderSOUL Orchestra's long awaited album called 5280728 is finally here!! The new album was recorded in Houston, Texas at Stone Heights Studios and Wire Road Studios. Also, the album was recorded at Jackson Browne's  Groove Masters Studios located in Santa Monica California. #GetFunk'd!!

Meet The #Funk!!

Nello
Tino Ffunk
Donny Love
Gino
Howard
Scott
Gerry
Rollo
Chad
Randal
Quincy
BabyBoy
Deacon
Darrell
Reginald Nelson (Nello) - CEO
Keyboards, Vocals
Craig Baldwin (Tino Ffunk) - Artistic Director
Keyboards, Vocals
Donald Compton (Donny Love)
Percussion, Vocals
Gerald Cahoun (Gino)
Bass, Vocals
Howard Ware
Brass
Scott Orphey
Brass
Gerry Demars
Brass
Reginald Rollins (Rollo) - Education Director
Sax, Keyboards, Vocals
Chad Welling
Guitar
Randall Cook
Brass
Quincy Cole
Keyboards
Antaun Stewart (Baby Boy)
Drums, Vocals
Darryl Thomas (Deacon)
Sax
Darrell Crooks
Guitar, Vocals

RECORD

 

ThunderSOUL Orchestra Album

"I'm going to be brutally honest when I listen to your tracks. Wow! All of them are good"

ALLEE WILLIS

GRAMMY, EMMY, TONY, WEBBY, SONG WRITER

"This is some FUNKY music. When are we going on tour?"

REGGIE YOUNG

TROMBONE, EARTH WIND AND FIRE

"Wonderful story, killer music!"

AUSTRALIAN EAST SIDE RADIO

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TESTIMONIALS

 

MEDIA

Press Release

 

MOVIE

Thunder Soul

Allee Willis

REVIEW OF THUNDER SOUL

"If you haven't seen a documentary yet called Thunder Soul produced by Jamie Foxx run to Amazon and watch it now. I have no idea how I didn't know about the SERIOUSLY funktified Kashmere High School Stage Band back in the 70s. It took this documentary made in 2010 I saw about a year ago to bring me up to speed.  When Craig Baldwin, who got the band back together 35 years later for this doc, contacted me on Facebook, I JUMPED!  So MUCH musical merriment in the future! Go watch ThunderSOUL documentary. Joyous, inspirational, FUNKY and bring your Kleenex."

 

EDUCATION

The Conrad O. Johnson Music and Fine Arts Foundation offers students unique enrichment through workshops, master classes, seminars, group lessons, and performances through its Regional Youth Orchestra.

Youth Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York

NATIONAL-INTERNATIONAL MUSIC WORKSHOPS

STEM: SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, EDUCATION, AND MATH

ThunderSOUL Orchestra's
MISSION STATEMENT:

To inform parents, students and educators that dedication matters. To continue, to sustain Fine Arts in Education through music offering students greater opportunities to implement, augment and enhance their imagination through reading, writing and mathematics.

 

Prof believed passionately in the preceding, so we will continue his passion.