510 Embarcadero West
Oakland, CA, 94607
Doors 9:15 PM / Show 9:30 PM
The music of Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Kenny Lattimore reflects the best of all worlds because he combines the timeless sounds of traditional r&B with is own unique contemporary flair to create a universal sound that transcends boundaries and appeals to audiences of all ages, races and genres. His body of work, which includes hits such as “Never Too Busy” and the Grammy nominated “For You,” Has garnered two gold-selling albums, the NAACP Image Award for Best New Artist as well as nominations from the Soul Train and Stellar Awards.
The music of Kenny Lattimore powerfully connects with the hearts of women and the minds of men. His work inspires numerous artists, including Kanye West, who sampled Lattimore’s “Lately” in the song “I’m In It,” and is included on West’s number 1 album, Yeezus. Lattimore’s musical relationship with West goes back for years. Indeed, West received his first production credits on Lattimore’s remixes of singles “Never Too Busy” and “Just What It Takes.”
Considered a “modern soul man” by The New York Times, Lattimore has received rave reviews for his dramatic stage shows, musical sensuality and a vocal agility perfectly coupled with a compelling subtlety. A diverse array of artists including Musiq Soulchild, Rachelle Ferrell, Ray J, Nancy Wilson, Heather B, Michael Lington and Brian Culbertson, have sought out his talents for their own projects. He performed the duet “Love Will Find A Way” with Heather Headley that was featured in Disney’s The Lion King II: Simba’s Pride. He and Chante Moore recorded the Marvin Gaye/Tammi Terrell duet “You’re All I Need To Get By” that was chosen as the theme song for the BET show The Family Crews.
Much like John Legend, Lionel Richie, Frank Sinatra and Aaron Neville, his artistically respected music dries categorization and attracts racially mixed audiences in widely varied settings, such as jazz festivals, adult contemporary events, R&B tours and all-American musical gatherings.
His charismatic personality and powerful presence have also made him an in-demand actor of film, stage and screen and a captivating motivational speaker. He has appeared in movies such as The Seat Filler starring Kelly Rowland and Shemar Moore, the Up Network’s A Cross to Bear with Kim Fields and Malinda Williams. His television credits include The Young and the Restless, Moesha, The Parkers and Abby. In his theatrical journey, he has starred alongside reality television sensation NeNe Leakes, singer Angie Stone and supermodel Tyson Beckford in the hit play Loving Him Is Killing Me. He joined Flex Alexander, Darius McCrary, Carl Payne and Ledisi in the Don B. Welch production The Bachelor Party. And he was also featured in the Thomas Meloncon-directed hit play Whatever Happened to Black Love, which starred Ernest Thomas and Bobbi Baker of Tyler Perry’s sitcom House of Payne.
The single father combines movie-star good looks with a strong sense of family and responsibility. He is a positive role model for young men of all races and is dedicated to using his life and platform as a tool to inspire others to pursue excellence and focus on the right priorities in life. He is committed to elevating the conversation about art, culture, family and faith.