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Artist Profiles - Producer Norman Connors

May 1, 2017

Norman Connors, born March, 1947 in Philadelphia, is a jazz drummer, composer, arranger, and producer who has led some influential jazz and R&B groups.

He is known for his jazzy-like ballads such as "You Are My Starship" and "Betcha By Golly Wow". Early in his career he recorded with saxophonist Archie Shepp and Bandleader Pharoah Sanders. He has worked with Michael Henderson (Bass/Vocals) Jean Carn (Vocals) Phyllis Hyman (Vocals) Dee Dee Bridgewater (Vocals) Bobby Lyle (Piano) & Marion Meadows (Sax)