Specialty: Music Producer, Piano Teacher, Writer, Composer
One of the greatest keyboard players and multi-instrumentalists of our generation, Morris ‘Mo’ Pleasure is in constant demand from some of the world’s biggest musical names. When Michael Jackson put his band together for his, This Is It tour, Mo’s name was top of the list. Tragically, that band never got to play the This Is It show, but they can be seen on the This Is It Blu Ray and DVD released after the superstar’s untimely death.
Known affectionately as Mo Pleasure, this renowned multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer, and mentor, began playing an acoustic piano at the age of four and by his early teens already mastered several instruments including bass, trumpet, guitar, drums, and violin.
Upon receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from the University of Connecticut, Mo began his professional music career playing bass with Ray Charles. He then started working as a session musician, backing some of the most accomplished talents in Jazz ,R&B and pop including George Duke, Natalie Cole, Dianne Reeves, Christina Aguilera, Jonathan Butler, Rachelle Ferrell, Brian Culbertson, Michael McDonald, Oleta Adams, Chaka Khan, Roberta Flack, Marcus Miller, Mary J. Blige, and Frankie Beverly and Maze, to name a few.
From 1989 through 1992, Mo was both keyboardist and musical director with saxophonist Najee, pianist Alex Bugnon, and vocalists Philip Bailey, Patti Austin and Jon Lucien. In 1993, he became a member of the legendary group Earth, Wind & Fire, and ascended to become the band’s musical director from 1994-2001. Mo was featured playing keyboards, trumpet and guitar with Janet Jackson’s 2001 All For You tour and played keyboards and trumpet with Boney James’ 2004 Pure tour. As a principal member of the group Devoted Spirits, he was featured playing keyboards for Jimi Hendrix’s 60th Birthday Celebration and the 2004 Power of Soul: A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix tour.
Would you like to hire Mo Pleasure as you Mentor for your School, Workshop or Corporate Event? If you would like to book Mo Pleasure, ICB Entertainment is the right place. Request a quote directly. One of our agents will contact you within 48 hours and give you the best price that fits your budget.
MENTORSHIP - KEY FACTS ON OFFER:
Exclusive masterclasses with Mo Pleasure
Q&A sessions with the students/attendees
Live demonstrations and tips
Expert advice and industry insight
Surprise live performances
As a Guest Speaker/Mentor, Mo Pleasure will pass on his knowledge and allow the students/attendees to learn from some of his mistakes. At the end of the masterclass, you have a Q&A session for your students/attendees to ask Mo Pleasure questions about his careers or advice.
Your Masterclasses will also give the students/attendees a chance to meet the human behind the musician. During which they will learn all about how he worked his way to the top of his game by being dedicated, determined, and hard-working — Book Mo Pleasure for your next event.