"Levi Seacer Jr. started playing guitar at the ripe age of six in a small church in Richmond, California at the request of his grandmother who wanted more than the typical organ and piano sound associated with gospel music. Seacer says "I knew the first time I played the guitar that music would be a big part of my life" Little did he know that he would travel around the world to share his musical talents with many of the great artists of our time. One of these artists, in particular, was Prince. He saw the talent in Seacer while Levi was touring with Shelia E., a Prince protege. When the Revolution was disbanded, Prince asked Shelia and Levi to join his new band. Later named The New Power Generation. During Levi's seven year stay, Prince noticed many other talents in Seacer and quickly utilized them. Levi's first post as Band Leader and Musical Director led him to become Staff Producer for Paisley Park Records and finally President of NPG Records. During his term as President, Seacer and the NPG staff marketed, manufactured, and distributed "The Most Beautiful Girl In The World" which has become one of Prince's biggest selling records to date. Also, 1-800-New-Funk, an album featuring various NPG artists had great international success. Independently, Levi has also worked as a producer, songwriter, session musician and music supervisor for such great artists as, The Sounds of Blackness, The Time, Shelia E., Johnny Lang, Tevin Campbell, George Clinton, Barry White, Carmen Electra, The Pointer Sisters, Gerald Alston, Monie, Mavis Staples, Nona Gaye, Elisa Fiorillo, Ingrid Chavez, Martika and many others. Levi is currently starting up his own Entertainment Media Company "Diamond Bridge" With his partner and wife Jonna Jackson Seacer. The first artist Christopher Lawrence is a very talented songwriter and musician out of Minnesota, check him out on myspace/christopherlawrenceband. Levi has received two grammy nominations for his contributions to Prince and the three time grammy award winning Sounds of Blackness. Levi was also voted as one of the 1000 greatest guitarists in the world."
August 12, 2006
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