Formerly the arranger for the world famous Harlem Gospel Choir and Musical Director for the award winning Children's Theatre Company of New York City, Eric Dozier now resides in Nashville, Tennessee. He holds degrees in Public Policy Studies and Divinity from the esteemed Duke University. Eric devotes his musical, spiritual, and intellectual talents to eradicating social, religious, racial, gender, and cultural discrimination.
Originally from Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, JB Eckl played guitar and studied with many Chicago blues musicians as they toured across the Prairies. He left Canada for Mexico at 17 to play in his first steady band in San Miguel de Allende, and later traveled extensively in Latin America and the Caribbean. After doing some guitar session work with latin pop producer K. C. Porter, JB was asked to go on tour with a '70s funk band War, and spent two years traveling and playing with other musicians, most notably Carlos Santana.
Converging on Canada’s Vancouver Island, Eric Dozier and JB Eckl set out to bring their diverse musical backgrounds together for a music-infused devotional experience. Drawing on the Baha’i sacred Writings for lyrics and inspiration, and incorporating elements of soul, rock, Gospel, folk and world music, their collaboration weaves a rich tapestry of sound at once expansive and intimate, introspective and jubilant. JB and Eric have collaborated on a tour across the US and Canada, composed music for TLC’s hit reality television series John and Kate Plus Eight, formed the neo-blues duo Moanin’ Sons, and recorded two albums: Badasht Vol. 1 - While The City Sleeps (2007), and Badasht Vol. II - Raise Me Up (2012). These are avaiable at www.badasht.net
KC Porter When it comes to fluently translating the universal language of music, KC Porter is the master of the medium. In addition to his chart-topping work with superstars including Carlos Santana and Ricky Martin, GRAMMY-winning music producer KC Porter has long been widely renowned for crossing over many of the biggest stars in the Latin music firmament to English-speaking audiences. His artistry as a producer, arranger, and composer has helped make icons like Luis Miguel, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, Ana Gabriel, the late Selena and Ricky Martin—who Porter has collaborated with since the early days-- household names in the U.S. and Europe as much as they are throughout Latin America. Conversely, Porter has worked his magic with an ever-growing mix of English-language stars including Lara Fabian, Bon Jovi, Janet Jackson, Chaka Khan, 98 Degrees, Brian McKnight, Toni Braxton, and Boyz II Men, crossing their hits over to Spanish-speaking and international audiences.