A “Tonight Show” trumpeter, an aviatrix, a funk pioneer, an Olympian and a community activist called the Father of the National Park in Dayton were induced into the Dayton Region’s Walk of Fame during a luncheon held at Sinclair Community College’s Ponitz Center on Thursday. Keith D. Harrison, a Grammy award-winning keyboardist, songwriter and singer, best known for his work with the funk bands Faze-O and Dazz Band, counted his induction as a highest honor of his musical career. “To say that this day has been unbelievable is an understatement,” Harrison said during a speech in which he shared lessons learned from his parents and family and community love.” - Amelia Robinson

Dayton Daily News

GRAMMY AWARD WINNER KEITH HARRISON RELEASES DEBUT CD “ONE LOVE” AS SOLO ARTIST, K. HARRISON Keith Harrison won a Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group With Vocal Grammy Award with the Dazz Band for 1982’s “Let It Whip.” Keith released his new CD as solo artist, K. Harrison on the JulKei Label. Harrison’s debut album “One Love” showcases his creative writing and production skills with his smooth sultry vocals referred to as the soul R&B “Now Sound.”  Harrison’s signature Now Sound combines the former funk and R&B era with a new soundscape that shakes up the predictable sounds of today’s music.  In a musical career that has spanned decades, Keith Harrison (now performing as K. Harrison) has earned his reputation as a renaissance man of the music industry. He has distinguished himself as a musician, songwriter, performance artist, producer, arranger, and now, solo artist.  His diversity and talents has afforded him to perform, write and record with some of music industry’s greats, including Faze-O, HEATWAVE, The Dazz Band, The Ohio Players, Jeff Lorber, Ray Parker Jr., Morris Day and the Time, Charlie Wilson and many others. “One Love” can be purchase from iTunes, Apple Music, CDBaby, Spodify, Amazon and your entire favorite on line media outlets.  For more information on K. Harrison contact Deboria Harrison at 937-231-2827 or go to www.thekharrison.com” - Deboria Harrison

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16 Daytonians who made us proud at OSCARS, Grammys and SAG Awards If awards are a measure of success in the entertainment business (they are), Dayton needs a diet. Tons of former and current Miami Valley residents have been nominated for Grammys, Oscars and SAG Awards. Some have even won. Don't even get us started on those who have won or been up for Spirit Awards, Critics' Choice Awards, Golden Globes and other notable awards. Check out these former and current Daytonians who have been honored by the Screen Actors Guild, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. KEITH HARRISON Keith Harrison won a Grammy as part of the Cleveland-based funk band Dazz Band. Photo source: Keith Harrison/Facebook Dayton native Keith Harrison helped form the group that would be known as the Dayton funk band Faze-O. The group would later record the hit "Riding High." The lifelong Miami Valley resident performed with renowned acts like Morris Day and the Time and Dayton funk godfathers the Ohio Players, among others. He was a member of the Dayton funk band Heatwave and the Cleveland-based group the Dazz Band, for which he penned the hit "Let It All Blow." Harrison won a Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal Grammy Award with the Dazz Band for "Let It Whip" in 1982.  ” - Amelia Roberson

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