GET TO KNOW US: MEET OUR EXECUTIVE TEAM
“I cannot thank the band and Carla & J'sun enough for making my 40th birthday celebration an amazing and memorable event...I will never forget it and you all will always be close to my heart...”
— Patricia H., Birthday Client
Business Development Director
Carla is a certified Project Manager Professional (PMP) and a technology enthusiast by trade, however, her true passion is leading projects from a variety of industries. She networks with experts in the music industry to remain current on emerging trends and works with the Déja Grüv team to develop partnerships, and secure new business opportunities to expand the presence of the Déja Grüv Brand to a wider market. Whether small, or large-scale, from intimate personal events, to corporate, not-for-profit, or community engagements, she offers professional services to the Déja Grüv’s clients to meet their individual needs. Contact her today to discuss your upcoming event and she will work with you to customize a solution for your optimal satisfaction.
Audio/Video Recording & Mastering Engineer
Brad has been in the recording, producing, mixing and mastering business for more than 25-years. Executive sound engineer for three different studios, Brad has paved the way in using cutting edge technologies to enhance the recording experience. Brad has mixed and recorded Grammy-nominated songs for artists including The Winans, Joe Jackson, and Rickey McCrimmon. He has mixed live sound for Stevie Wonder, Sandi Patty, Larnell Harris, William Becton, and countless others. On the video side, Brad has produced many feature length and live concert DVDs, arranging every aspect including supplying live sound, cameras and complete production… even designing and building a 20′ camera crane! Brad’s skills range from music mixing, recording, and audio editing, to video production and editing, to creating full-blown Dolby Surround soundtracks and DVD authoring. These skills combined with his passion for embracing new video technologies have led him to develop new techniques for band promotional videos. The end product is beyond amazing! “I am so excited to join the Déja Grüv family. I am looking forward to joining forces with this incredible team. Together, we will revolutionize LIVE music in the DMV and GLOBALLY!”
Professional Keyboardist & MUSIC DIrECTOR
Ernest’s earliest musical influences originated with his grandmother. With a remarkable career as a church musician for over 50-years, she inspired Ernest to learn to play the piano. She also served as his first piano teacher when he was 9. Under his grandmother’s tutelage, Ernest was ready to lead his first choir as a pianist a mere 2-years later. To optimize his skills and polish his performance abilities, he went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Engineering from Hampton University. “My unique music style combines Gospel, Classical and R&B musical genres.” Ernest uses a distinctive approach that is smooth, pleasing, and intricate in musicality. Because of his strong work ethic and unparalleled ability to mesmerize his audience with harmonious melodies, he was selected from among his peers to intern with national recording group Boyz II Men. With over 30-years of experience as a professional musician, Ernest has served as a drummer, organist, pianist, choral conductor, and music director throughout his distinctive career. He now serves as the Déja Grüv Band's Music Director.