Entertainment

Valerie Johnson 

Valerie Johnson has been performing since elementary school. She acts, directs, produces, sings, records and writes music.

Valerie is a 6th grade teacher at Teaneck's Thomas Jefferson Middle School. She is also an ordained minister of Christian International Church in Lincoln Park, NJ. 

Valerie is mother to the world's best sons and a happy mother-in-law. 

 

 

 

Reggie Pitman

Reggie's love for music began in Cleveland Ohio where, at a young age, he played the trumpet and developed his musical talent.   As his love for the performing arts developed Reggie decided to further his knowledge in music. He earned his Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and his Masters in Music Technology.
 
"Music is my life. I had a burning desire to share this gift with others, through performing and teaching".
 
"I have had the great privilege of collaborating with some of the best performing artists in the music industry, and also recorded with many musical talents".
        

Reggie Pittman is a professional musician with over 30 years experience in the music business. He works in the music fields of performance, recording and producing.
 
Reggie has his own bands that specialize in jazz, rhythm and blues and gospel. Reggie plays trumpet, piano and sings.
 
In the studio, Reggie is a performer, audio engineer and/or producer.

 

 

Loren Daniels

JAZZ PIANIST/VOCALIST/COMPOSER/LYRICIST
 
Pianist/composer Loren Daniels brings a multiplicity of musical experiences to bear on every project he joins. As a player, he’s performed with many notable jazz practitioners including Milt Jackson, Rufus Reid, Makanda (Ken) McIntyre, Warren Smith, Eliot Zigmund and Jon Faddis.
 
As a bandleader/musical director, Loren has nurtured and developed recording and performance projects for the Pittman/Daniels Quartet, vocalist Macy Chen, bassist August Riska and singer/songwriter Deborah Thurlow. Loren’s compositions have been performed by large and small jazz ensembles, choral ensembles, in collaboration with choreographers, for theatrical pieces and educational musicals and for television soundtracks.
 
As an educator, he taught music for many years in Teaneck, NJ public schools and continues to teach music privately. Loren created Jazz In The Spirit (a jazz worship series) at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Teaneck, NJ and continues as its artist in residence and music coordinator. He studied music at Hofstra University, Berklee College of Music, SUNY at Old Westbury (B.S. in Music/ Education) and NYU (M.A. in Music Education). Loren is currently performing with the Reggie Pittman/Loren Daniels Quartet, the Bradford Hayes Quartet, One More Once Big Band, the August Riska Trio and vocalists Macy Chen, Cynthia Soriano and Deborah Thurlow.