Awards and Achievements

Grammy Award Nomination Best Instrumental Song, Unfinished Business
(Original composition), The Blackbyrds, 1978
Grammy Award Nomination Best R&B Song, Walking In Rhythm
The Blackbyrds, 1975
Hall Of Fame 2018 Inductee California Jazz And Blues Museum
RIAA Certified Gold Album “Action” – The Blackbyrds, 1978
RIAA Certified Gold Album ”Unfinished Business”, The Blackbyrds 1977
RIAA Certified Gold Album “City Life” with The Blackbyrds, 1976
NAACP Image Award Best Jazz Group – The Blackbyrds, 1977
Billboard Magazine Award #1 Pop Instrumental Group – The Blackbyrds, 1976
Record World Award #1 Jazz Group – The Blackbyrds, 1976
National Endowment For The Arts Fellowship Grant for Jazz Composition and Performance, 1981
Madison Who’s Who In America 2008
Who’s Who In America 1984, 1992
“Keys To The City” Awards Detroit, New Orleans, Los Angeles
Certificate Of Commendation College Bound Program, Los Angeles, CA
2001 & 2002
Division Marshall 37th Annual Black History Parade
City Of San Bernardino, 2006
Certificate Of Recognition 2015 &16 Women’s Heath Conference
State Of California Senate
Certificate Of Congressional Recognition 2015 & 16 SoCal Women’s Health Conference
County Of Los Angeles Commendation 2015 & 16 SoCal Women’s Health Conference
City Of Pasadena Certificate Of Recognition Workshop Presenter @ 2015 & 16 SoCal Women’s Health Conference
California Legislature Assembly – Certificate Of Recognition “The MAN CAVE” SoCal Women’s Health Conference
Certificate Of Appreciation 20th Annual Parent Involvement Academy (2016)
Service To The Community Honor Inglewood Unified School District Visual & Performing Arts Theatre, 2007 & 2008