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Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club
7719 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, Maryland 20814
Over the years, Cedric A. Napoleon has established himself as a multifaceted musician with a career spanning the globe for four decades, with his exciting electric bass and vocals and his captivatingly smooth upright acoustic bass performances. At age 12, within months of first touching the acoustic and electric basses, Cedric A. Napoleon, was hailed as a prodigy emerging as a fine instrumentalist that had distinguished himself playing R&B, Funk, Soul, Pop Fusion and Smooth Jazz Styles.
As one of the founding members of the jazz group “PIECES OF A DREAM” (1975-1990), Cedric A. Napoleon, bassist & lead vocalist, along with Curtis Harmon, drummer, and James Lloyd, keyboardist, turned what was originally a jazz trio into one of the hottest R&B and SMOOTH JAZZ SENSATIONS.
Cedric A. Napoleon attended the prestigious High school of the Creative and Performing Arts in Philadelphia, excelling in his studies in a program concentrating on electric and upright bass. He spent many years touring with his mentor, jazz saxophonist, Grover Washington, Jr., who also produced the first three Electra albums – “Pieces of a Dream,” “We Are One” and “Imagine This". Scoring top radio chart positioning, including the radio hit «Fo-Fi Fo» — with Cedric providing vocals.
Cedric’s Groove is the first of many hit singles from “Yesterday Today,” his debut solo CD that features the legendary bassist showcasing his intense versatility.