I've been working with performing artists for over 10 years, producing showcases for artists on the rise, established artist’s album release shows, tribute concerts and more. I provide the tools and experiences needed to take your career to the next level, creating a new standard for execution.
As a Concert Producer for performing artists, Zandrina Dunning is aware of what audiences look for in a performance. “Connection is an important factor…especially when it’s an artist they’re being introduced to for the first time.” “When the audience invests their money to come see a live concert, they want an experience…something they can take home and mentally hold on to for days.”
“As CEO and artistic director (of The ZD Experience), Dunning is constantly piecing together curated musical experiences that span genres.” - Charleston City Paper
As a Vocalist, Zandrina represents multiple genres of music spanning from R&B to Funk to Pop and performs for all styles of events including corporate events, weddings, and more. She can be seen performing her favorite style, Jazz, with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra and her duo/band. Zandrina is a passionate vocalist with versatility, presence, and gives her heart with every microphone she graces.
“Zandrina Dunning effortlessly offers her soulful touch and captivates audiences with her high - energy, infectious personality and stage presence.” - SC Music Guide
Charleston native, Stephen Washington is arguably one of the most skillful piano virtuosos of his time. Born to musical parents, it's no surprise to hear that his first instrument was the drums at age 5. He began to teach himself the piano at the age of 9 and has been playing at his dad's church since the early age of 11.
Although Stephen’s musical life has been rooted in Gospel, his influences have spanned multiple genres to include Country, Hip Hop, 80’s Rock, & more. He’s played for Cee Cee Winans, Travis Greene, Hootie and the Blowfish, and many others.
Stephen has traveled extensively throughout the world to include Madrid, Spain and Addis-Ababa, Ethiopia spreading the healing power of music to the masses. His passion for music has always been at the forefront of who he is and outside of his boundless musical capabilities, he's most known for his abilty to be a phemonemal band leader while maintaining a consitant team player attitude.
Today, Stephen can be found as the Musical Director for powerhouse vocalist and fellow hometown celebrity, Quiana Parler (Ranky Tanky) and her legendary band; Quiana Parler & Friends. He is a keyboardist for American Idol Season 11 finalist, Elise Testone, BlackNoyze band, The ZD Experience, & The Andy Masker Band. He is also a member of Nashville singer/songwriter Patrick Davis's Midnight Choir. Stephen also writes and produces for several other musical projects both locally and nationally.
Most recently, Stephen has started a podcast that can be heard live every Tuesday at 1pm through Ohm Radio, 96.3FM called Steve’s House where he’s interviewed Grammy Award Winning Artist, Charlton Singleton (Ranky Tanky), The Voice’s Aaron Hines, and many other notable fellow creatives. He is also working on his EP, Son of a Preacher, which will travel the edges of Gospel, Country and Rock but the ultimate feel will be Soul.
When asked what he appreciates most about being able to play music he stated that "Music has the ability to make people communicate without speaking." "It's its own language that is understood by everyone."
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