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The Myron McKinley Trio Ft, Angie Fisher “Strange Fruit”
The song “Strange Fruit” written by Abel Meeropol and sung by the legendary Billie Holiday was confrontational and informative in 1939. Sadly it continues to have relevance today.
Myron McKinley Trio “Natives Lament” 360
I wrote this to express the minorities feelings of struggle and effort to live life while projecting a sense of normalcy. The top layer of the song gives a flowing sense while the tempo and progression change and alter to give a sense of the internal conflict.
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ABOUT MYRON MCKINLEY TRIO
Myron McKinley is a pianist, producer, songwriter, programmer, and film score composer for hit box office films and television shows. Born and raised in Los Angeles and a University of Southern California alumni, McKinley began studying Jazz and Classical piano at the tender age of three. A captivating musician, he is known for his contagious on stage and, as a true perfectionist working with the very best in the industry. He is currently the music director and keyboardist for legendary ensemble Earth Wind & Fire, having also been on tour with the late Whitney Houston, Chaka Khan and many others.
Ian Martin is an accomplished bassist, writer, and producer. He was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He attended college in United States, but didn’t officially move to Los Angeles until 2001. Martin’s calmness is considered the “glue” of the trio; his stoic style perfectly blending and balancing McKinley and Sydnor’s verve and high spirits respectively. Martin’s accomplished solo career has earned him first- call status with many artists including David Foster, Barry Manilow, and Barbra Streisand.
Stacey Lamont Sydnor is a music director, producer, drummer, percussionist, songwriter, and composer for an assortment of Emmy winning TV shows. Born and raised in Crystal Hill, Virginia, Sydnor began playing the snare drums at the age of eleven. Larger-than-life Sydnor attracts audiences with his infectious humor and keeps the group at a constant high energetic level. Sydnor has worked in every possible genre of music performing with artists from Hilary Duff to P. Diddy, Alicia Keys and more.
The trio’s first released EP, “Time”, has emerged as a break-out success enjoying widespread radio rotation throughout California, Georgia and Washington, DC.
Myron heads the Myron McKinley Trio with Ian Martin and Stacey Lamont Sydnor and has recently released a remake of Michael Jackson’s hit song “Man In the Mirror” in collaboration with bass legend Stanley Clarke.