In Memory of Dr. Hulon Crayton.
Update: Hulon passed away early in 2015. He was a good friend, a successful musician and the joy he brought to so many will be remembered and missed. I had the good fortune to work with him on his smooth jazz projects.
Dr. Hulon Crayton (the artist known as Hulon) had formed the On Call band with Dr. Keith Banton, many years ago. I was asked to play with them. Hulon and Keith split into two bands and Hulon kept on going with On Call with another bassist. I in turn focused on my double bass chops and began playing with the Panama City POPS Orchestra.
Hulon cut a CD with former Rippingtons Saxophonist Jeff Kashiwa and had a top 10 smooth jazz hit in 2010. He is also a HUGE supporter of the local musical arts scene.
Before his passing, Hulon had me and percussionist/studio whiz Curtis Oxley create an Ableton Live based live show from the stems of his first recordings. Unfortunately we never got the chance to do the show with Hulon.
Here are some photos from On Call’s performance at the Panama City Civic Center opening for Michael Bolton. That was a really great night!