THE OFFICIAL SITE OF LAVOY JENKINS MUSIC
Music Producer for Film, TV, and digital media.
Roger Wood 'aka' Lavoy Jenkins Music, began his professional career at the age of 16 by touring with the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and Dorothy Norwood on the Rolling Stone’s 1972 ‘STP’ U.S. tour. He toured the world with 'Microsoft' co-owner Paul Allen in his band, private studios, and songwriting sabbaticals.
HAP & LEONARD - SUNDANCE TV
Multiple church scenes - Roger masterfully has played the pieces spontaneously with a 'live' compilation of emotion & beauty of the setting and its era. Drawing on his own experience he powerfully expresses the pain in a funeral service of several deceased children with familiar melodies that comfort and heal the grieving families in the scene.
GREEN LEAF - OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK & NETFLIX
Multiple church scenes - Again, Roger masterfully has played the pieces spontaneously with a 'live' compilation of emotion & beauty of the setting and its era. Drawing on his own experience's he powerfully expresses the shoutin jubilee at a Black Gospel church service, and a family's grief in a funeral service, lifting the spirits with harmonious and familiar comforting melodies that transcend the theme and fit perfectly in the scenes.
Roger writes catchy POP (R&B, Adult Contemp, Dance, Soul) melodies & lyrics paired with amazing instrumentals. He works incredibly hard mixing and producing all the accompanying arrangements and is proud to be able to offer Music Supervisors, TV/Film Producers, and Media outlets his music, passion & art. Have a listen below and discover the magic and mainstream POP appeal of Roger's Music. All tracks are ready for immediate exclusive licencing.
SEATTLE MUSIC ROOTS TOUCH THE GLOBE
Born in Seattle and raised in Chicago, Roger's music has touched India, France, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Korea, and the Philippines. Roger grew up on Black Gospel, R&B, Soul, Rock & POP during the 70’s and 80’s and has been in high demand as a producer, writer & keyboardist for many years. A distinctive sound developed from a very unique musical backdrop to his entire career - a product of his environment - A true professional with huge musical ears & passion.
CUSTOM B3 TRACKING
B3 Roots - Deep Organic Soul, Funk, Gospel, R&B, & Rock
Roger's soul-felt keyboard ability is due in part to growing up on Black Gospel, R&B, Soul & POP during the 70’s and 80’s and has been in high demand for Hammond B3 session work for many years. You will not find a more soulful, funky, heart-felt distinctive sounding keyboardist with such a unique musical backdrop to his career, clearly a product of his environment. A true Hammond Organ player.
Shared the Stage With: The Winans, Andrea Crouch, James Cleveland, Experience Hendrix Records, Beck, Dan Aykroyd, Noel Redding, Robby Robertson, Spike Edney, Jamie Moses, Taylor Hawkins, Elliot Easton, Sheldon Reynolds (EWF), and traveled the world in 'Microsoft' Paul Allen's band, to name a few. If you are interested in custom B3 tracks, feel free to get in touch below. Roger is the real deal B3 player.
If you have any doubt, just listen to "Gone Churchin' audio track above.
AND watch the video below entitled; "B3 Organ Tracking - Laying down Color Tracks" ...using jazzy polychords, sweeps & drawbars, Leslie tremolo & chorale and volume pedal for color & dynamics. This creates the color and body of the music and becomes the 'soul of the song'.