CEO and founder of Jefferson Street Sound, LLC, was rooted and nurtured in Nashville. Mr. Washington’s passion for family and community are the catalyst for his lives journey, which encompasses an array of entrepreneurial experiences.
In 1972, “Lorenzo’s Black and White Pit Bar-B-Que”, was his opening statement to the world of the self-employed. With his first business under his belt he opened “The Shack Game”, a community based recreation center for the youth of East Nashville.
Mr. Washington embraced his passion for music in the early 1970’s by founding “Soul Shack Records and Boutique.” In 1976, he partnered with Moses Dillard and Jesse Boyce in Dillard and Boyce Productions, originally located on Nashville’s Music Row. The single, “Come on Dance,” by the Saturday Night Band, reached number two on the charts. In 1982, Mr. Washington started “Lo’s General Cleaning,” a residential and commercial cleaning service that provided second chances of employment to homeless citizens who were residents at the Nashville Union Mission.
In 1993, Lo’s general Cleaning,” was renamed OTS, LLC Commercial Cleaning Services. Currently with over twenty years of experience in providing cleaning and maintenance services to major corporations in the Nashville Metropolitan Area.
Now with over thirty-five years in the music business in Nashville, Mr Washington embarks on making his dream of preserving “Back in The Day” music and history of “shape tomorrow.”
Jesse Boyce is a North Carolina native, whose musical odyssey began with classical vocal training in his elementary and high school years, has studied classical piano, electric bass, guitar, and drums at Sterling High School in Greenville, South Carolina.
In addition to earning a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Christian Education from American Baptist College, he studied in Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Master of Divinity program in Homiletics and Memphis Theological Seminary in Christian Education. He is an alumni and graduate of Leadership Music Nashville with a Masters Degree equivalent in Recording Industry and Community Leadership. He is listed Among the Who’s Who in American colleges and has been awarded the prestigious, Christian Education Award, the Music and Hymnology Award, the Honorary Citizen’s Award for Madisonville, Kentucky, and the Love Fest Award for Philanthropy.
“Jesse Boyce is known as one of the baddest bass players in the world,” according to Little Richard and a host of others.
Some of his recording performance credits as a bassist/pianist include projects by Moses Dillard & The Dynamic Showmen, The Fame Gang, Bottom and Company, Peabo Bryson, Lou Rawls, Duke Ellington, Clark Sisters, Shirley Caesar, Cannon Ball Aderly, Nat Aderly, the Osmond Brothers, Candy Staton, Clarence Carter, the late, Wilson Pickett, The Commodores, Albertina Walker, Luther Vandross John Hiatt, Dr. John, Eric Clapton, The Bandd, Ray of Hope Band, and Carol Ann’s All-stars.
Jesse Boyce the musician composed and performed original music for two United Methodist Communications documentaries, “Who Is My Neighbor?” and “A Reason to Sing,” featuring Morgan Freeman and Danny Glover. He co-produced the classic “New Songs of Zion featuring Cynthia Wilson. He produced the “Prayers from the House” CD for Ben Hill Mass Choir and Clifton Davis’ Dove nominated Album, “Say Amen”. In a career spanning three decades and multiple music genres, Boyce has co-produced or written songs recorded by Sam Moore (Sam & Dave) Ben E. King, David Ruffin, Peaches and Herb, Teddy Pendergrass, Bobby Jones and New Life, Little Richard (Gospel) #1 in UK. Hot, Saturday Night Band, Constellation Orchestra, Lorraine Johnson, Frisky, were all very successful dance records. Linda Clifford’s “Let it Ride” was #1 Dance record in Billboard. The Chilites, TTF, and the Impressions have all benefited from his song-writing skills. The Temptations scored a number one hit with Boyce’s, song “Firefly”, which earned Boyce his first platinum album, “A Song for You”. As co-producer, musician, co-writer, and lead vocalist for Spunk, he sold four million albums in the UK. The world still remembers Dillard & Boyce and Boyce, Levine & Tufo (BLT) as being among the best producer/ writers of a classic era. Jesse is featured in the highly acclaimed documentary, Muscle Shoals and he is the producer of the Muscle Shoals Live Show, which presents a selection of mega hits from numerous artists whom took the pilgrimage to this tiny little town in Alabama.
His most recent “Messenger” Album project is destined to bless millions! The music will capture the emotions and imagination of an intergenerational audience, while the lyrics reflect the CD title. Jesse was inspired with each song as a message from God for future generations that gives hope to those who need hope and inspiration for those who need motivation. This project will be released on Jesse’s own label, Sovereign Music Group, LLC.
Morgan Hines of New York, New York, received his early education there, and then graduated from Toledo University in Toledo Ohio. Dr. Hines then travelled to Nashville to study Dentistry at Meharry Medical College Dental School, and received his D.D.S. degree in 1973.
Dr. Hines made Tennessee his home and for over 35 years, his private practice has been dedicated to providing quality dental care to Columbia and the surrounding counties. During this time he was also an Associate Professor of Meharry Medical College in the Dept of Oral Pathology.
Dr. Hines has many passions of which he has shared with his community and the world. As the Founder of the Columbia Boxing Club, he is both a Trainer and Manager, and mentors and trains all ages of men and women in the sport of Boxing and Kickboxing. Dr. Hines trains both amateurs and professionals from beginning levels to world class level.
Dr. Hines attended the Ozark School of Massage Therapy in Little Rock, Arkansas and became a licensed hypnotist and massage therapist. His love for visual arts and his gift of being an artist placed him in Art Studies at Watkins Institute of Art. Dr. Hines is a visual artist using pen and ink, sculpture, oil, pencil, acrylics, miniatures and intaglio. His art has been exhibited in national and international galleries, receiving numerous awards.
Dr. Hines loves music and the importance of preserving the musical legacies that have graced the clubs and stages of Jefferson St. through the years. It has been a sincere blessing that he joins the Jefferson Street Sound Team, with his knowledge and contributions in developing the “Back in The Day,” Tree.
Coffee Jones, a founding partner of five time Dove Award winning, two-time Grammy nominated Nashville recording and hip hop duo GRITS where he’s spent 14 years as they soared as one of the highest-grossing independent groups in hip hop, charting a career that garnered more than 800,000 records sold worldwide, numerous accolades, placements in prime-time television, major motion pictures, an impressive 11 studio albums and the creation of the independent record label Revolution Art. To add to their group’s success, the GRITS track “Here We Go” was also featured on the soundtrack of Jack Nicholson’s hit film Something’s Gotta Give.
As an accomplished songwriter, Jones wrote the gold and platinum-selling single “Ooh Ahh,” which served as the theme song on MTV’s The Buried Life and appeared in the film The Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift. Today, with the amicable ending of the GRITS era and the blessing of a longtime collaborator and GRITS co-founder Teron “Bonafide” Carter, Jones set to release his long awaited project for his fans, “Coffee is the Color”–a new album slated for release this fall. With some ‘GRITS’ elements, this new project is his personal, artistic view on life and his experiences with more of a pop and hip hop flavor in responsible music.”
Jones has joined the team of Jefferson Street Sound to assist it’s founder Lorenzo Washington in helping to bring a new sound to historical Jefferson Street. This project and more on the horizon are destined to keep the award winning talent and industry influence of Coffee Jones on the path of a lifetime of achievement in music and entertainment for generations to come. Connect with Coffee on Twitter.
Ingrid Fletcher, Administrative Staff
Ingrid Fletcher is a Nashville, Tennessee native. She brings to the table over 16 years of mass communications, strategic marketing & branding, multimedia, special events and business development experience that spans, but not limited to, corporate, health care, media, sports, entertainment, publishing and non-profit industries.
In 2004, she was featured on LifeTime TV’s 20th anniversary of for empowering the women of Nashville. Ms. Fletcher’s successful years of expertise makes her a sought after expert for her services with the likes of national/international entertainers, professional athletes and corporations that are looking to maximize brand potential while at the same time engaging consumer’s influence and buying power. She is a published author/writer and media maven.
Ms. Fletcher’s community and media relations skills furthers her philanthropic initiatives to greatly impact her home town and communities around the world, she is the owner and CEO of I on U Enterprises and on the operations team of the Music City Family Network. Ms. Fletcher is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Communications with an emphasis in Advertising and Public Relations.