Russel Blake has established himself as a professional musician, concert soloist, educator, music producer, public speaker and author.
As a public speaker, Mr. Blake eloquently conveys a message of personal empowerment and all-encompassing hope. In a remarkably refined manner he captivates crowds, young and old, by condensing his wealth of knowledge, his spiritual resolve, and a genuine love for humanity into a series of inspiring and insightful lecture topic
In addition to being the Author of the commercially successful book, “Proverbs 31:The Virtuous Black Woman Volume 1.” Mr. Blake’s next book is entitled, “Real Men Don’t Hit Women: 12 Principles Of Effective Change Against Intimate Partner Violence.”
To date, he has shared his musical talents in 65 countries on five continents, held the title of ‘Adjunct Professor’ at five universities across the country where he has shared his creation, “The Universal Language Music History & Cultural Program” with a variety of audiences from Elementary through High School, Colleges and Universities, Senior Centers, Prisons, Hospitals and Military Installations about the history of Music.
Mr. Blake has earned the opportunity to accompany and record with several music giants such as Sonny Rollins, Pharoah Sanders, Hugh Masakela, Cybil Shepherd, Chaka Khan, Harry Belafonte, Wynton Marsalis, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and has enjoyed playing as the exclusive bassist for The Lion King, Dreamgirls, Angie Stone, Brenda Russell, Mary Mary.