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November 15, 2018

EDDIE LEVERT SR.- GREATEST OF ALL TIME VOCALIST. In preparation for The Black Beethoven Project study shows that Mr. Edward “Eddie” Levert (O’JAYS) is the greatest baritone vocalist ever in his era, field and genre. Notwithstanding my obvious bias, Mr. Levert scored high in range, tone resonance, trajectory and rhythmic accuracy. As evidenced by the example (If I Find Love Again) at @4:21 Mr.Levert executes a flawless note (B4) which citing Yale University Library (Vocal Ranges) is an astonishing 3 1/2 full steps above the average baritone range. Coupled with the fact that this note is considered “money notes”, Mr. Levert has made a career of pleasing audiences with his spectacular range and consistent power of execution.

BOTTOM LINE: Eddie Levert Sr. can hit those Smokey Robinson notes with the power of the traditional gospel church resonance of James Cleveland.


September 29, 2018

Dunn Pearson aka Black Beethoven presented a moving tribute to our nations Fallen Heroes and Gold Star Families. Dunn combined a rendition of "Amazing Grace" with an intro from the O'Jays song "Stairway To Heaven.

"This is one of highest honors in my career. Hugging these families is a feel I shall never forget. After all, I wouldn't be in a position to perform if it weren't for the sacrifice of these brave men and women whom continue to pay the ultimate sacrifice" - Black Beethoven

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November 11, 2018


Dunn Pearson & Friends perform for a private affair. For the best in live entertainment for all events, don't hesitate to reach out. Each member has multi musical credits and legendary careers. All genres of music from Jazz, Classical, Pop, R&B to Gospel the most extensive catalog of songs, Book the Dunn Pearson & Friends Band

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October 4, 2018

The Black Beethoven attends the YALE AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURAL CENTER welcoming of incoming students .

"These brilliant minds must be expanded to brilliant careers and lives!" - Dunn

Plans are forming the African American Fund For Yale (AAFFY) (5013C)

For donations/grants please send inquiries


Once in a lifetime, we are fortunate to cross paths with masterful talent and brilliance wrapped up in one person; as the publisher of Dunn Pearson, Jr. a noted multifaceted celebrity and book author, we are immensely proud to celebrate his recent achievement the 2018 Decathlon Of Music Entertainment Award. He is one of the top five African American composers in film,  and TV such as Quincy Jones and Bernard Drayton to name a few with success in every genre... READ MORE

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4/24/2018 - New York. Lauded composer for film and TV, Dunn Pearson, Jr. will receive the first-ever Decathlon Of Music Entertainment Award at the 2018 Orlando Urban Film Festival May 25, 2018, in Orlando, Florida.

As the first-ever Decathlon Of Music Entertainment Award for Composers and Arrangers is revealed, the 2018 OUFF will honor industry legend Dunn Pearson Jr., film, TV composer and pianist and screen his Docudrama Unhinged. As an award-winning Composer and Arranger, Dunn is lauded as one of the top African American music composers in the exclusive group along with Quincy Jones and Bernard Drayton to have major success in all genres of entertainment: Movies, Television, Broadway, Music, and Commercials.

Professionally known as the "Black Beethoven," his scoring credits include Arranger for Philadelphia International Records with legendary producers Gamble and Huff, the Orlando Film Festival award-winning best docudrama “Unhinged”, theme of the Fox TV smash "New York Undercover," the HBO movie “Head Office," Columbia Pictures box office hit "The Professional," Miramax’s “Ride”, Mario & Melvin Van Peebles "Identity Crisis," the faith-based movie “Iniquity” and the Cinecom Int. Film, starring Oscar winner Geraldine Page and featuring Oprah Winfrey, "Native Son”. Amassing 26 gold and platinum awards, Dunn produced fitness video stars Jody Watley, Joannie Greggains, and Denise Austin's ESPN show "Getting Fit". He has also met the commercial hurdle of Madison Avenue with over a dozen commercials for McDonald's, United Airlines and the highly acclaimed SUPER BOWL XXI Wendy's "Chicken Nugget" commercial featuring Kool and The Gang. He also produced and arranged for Rock-n-Rock Hall of Famers the “O’Jays”, Grammy winner D’Angelo (multiplatinum album), Grammy winner Mary J. Blige, Tony Award-winner “Melba Moore”, “Stephanie Mills,” and “Teddy Pendergrass”. Orchestrated the Broadway Musical “Amen Corner” and is the first African American composer to produce a Hip-Hop commercial for McDonald's, and CEBA award winner for Wendy’s and Kellogg’s.

The festival was founded by veteran media executive Marianne Eggleston, who is replete with numerous accomplishments: she worked as the Northcentral Regional Promotions Manager for RCA, A&M, and Arista Records currently Sony/BMG Entertainment over ten years. She helped some of the biggest artists in the business gain Super Star status including Janet Jackson, Whitney Houston, Diana Ross, Hall & Oates, Yanni, Police and countless others. With a BA degree in Mass Communication (film/TV/PR), she studied the craft under Melvin Van Peebles, Gary W. Goldstein, Dunn Pearson Jr., Joey Porrello etc. just to name a few.

To learn more about the Orlando Urban Film Festival contact

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