Cerissa & 332
Members: Cerissa - Lead Singer
Keyboardist- James Ferguson
Bassist - Kevin Cooper
Guitar - Glenn McKinney
332 Band was formed in 2014. Although the band had not been named yet, they began performing Gospel and Soul music at conferences, churches and other venues throughout the West Coast and Midwest. This band is known to bring freedom, comfort, peace, joy and healing while they perform in a fluid spirit of liberty.
About Cerissa (Vocalist)
Her musical influences have been known to blend a plethora of styles, including jazz, soul, r&b, pop, blues and funk. Her major influences include Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston, Stevie Wonder, Yolanda Adams, amongst others. Her diverse sound and style of music gives her versatility and a touching edge.
Cerissa is a vocalist for SeaWorld's Shamu Christmas Miracles she also had a demo that was released world-wide in February. Her voice has been known to bring deliverance, comfort, peace and healing.
International Vocalist – Semi Finalist - April 2015
Actors, Models & Talent For Christ (AMTC) (3rd Place overall vocalist worldwide) - January 2015
Duets show ABC (final stages for John Legend) - April 2012
International Vocalist – Runner Up - December 2011
About Kevin (Bass Player, Composer, Producer)
Founder of CMG Entertainment and San Diego based Musician, Songwriter and Producer Kevin Cooper's career has taken him all over the world, including London, Paris, Switzerland, Japan among many other amazing destinations, including New York City where he performed with the Broadway Show "It Ain't Nothing But The Blues", which received 4 Tony Award Nominations including "Best Musical".
CMG Production Studios also recorded the African Drums on the first song of the cast CD called "Odunde" for MCA records.
Kevin was also music director and played bass for 2007 Grammy Award Winning CD "Risen with the Blues" with Ike Turner and the Kings of Rhythym which won the award for "Best Traditional Blues Album".
Other travels include a trip to New Dehli India where he studied Indian Classical Music with Pandit Ravi Shankar, and also recorded with his daughter Anoushka while he was there. That CD entitled "Rise" won a Grammy Award Nomination in 2006.
Television appearances include The David Letterman Show, Conan O'Brien Show, The Today Show, and The Rosie O'Donnell Show to name a few.
Kevin is currently Entertainment Coordinator for the US grant Hotel in the heart of Downtown San Diego...booking Jazz Bands, DJ's and other amazing talent for the Grant Grill Lounge and other special events.
Jazz, Soul, Blues