Is an American jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and producer who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups. He also achieved several big R&B hits of the day, especially with love ballads. He is possibly best known for the 1976 hit, "You Are My Starship”
The name Ronnie Laws evokes the spirit of R&B and Contemporary Jazz. Ronnie was the first saxophone player for Earth, Wind and Fire and was featured on their album, “Last Days in Time.” His solo career started on the legendary Blue Note label with the debut album “Pressure Sensitive,” which yielded his most famous instrumental song, “Always There.” He has performed with Stevie Wonder, Hugh Masekela, Quincy Jones, Gregory Porter, BB King, George Duke, Stanley Jordan and many others. Ronnie has established himself as a master saxophonist with a world-wide following, and his songs have been covered by numerous artists.
While perhaps best known for her starring role as Helen in the Tyler Perry’s 60 plus mega-million dollar grossing DVD “Diary of a Mad Black Woman”. She also spent 4 years as a vocalist, dancer & percussionist with Prince and the New Power Generation. Marva King is a true multi-media sensation whose talents and ambition continue to expand with every new creative endeavor.