Celebrity speaker and world renowned musician Verdine White came to prominence with the popular R&B band, Earth, Wind and Fire. Verdine is the brother of EW&F’s original founder Maurice White and continues to perform with the popular group who has had dozens of different members and has carried its popularity across 5 different decades. Verdine’s success has led to 6 Grammy awards on 18 nominations. In addition, he was ranked as the 27th best bass player of all time and was inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame in 2010 and is also a member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
When he’s not performing himself, Verdine likes to remain involved in the music industry producing for other groups such as Level 42 and The Emotions. In addition to songwriting, Verdine has dabbled as an author. He wrote an instructional booklet, “How to Play the Bass,” explaining how to play the instrument he’s so skilled at playing.
Celebrity speaker Verdine is also a devoted philanthropist. He has worked with Philip Bailey‘s Music is Unity Foundation, where EW&F donates a percentage of all their ticket sales to the foundation. Verdine also co-founded the Verdine White Performing Arts Center, which is a non-profit that helps underprivileged youth become involved in music through scholarships among other things.
Celebrity speaker Verdine has delivered speeches in the past. In 2008 EW&F performed at a Columbia commencement and Verdine gave a commencement speech. Verdine has also worked as an endorser working with brands such as Panasonic in the 1980s and more recently having brands such as Kohl’s and Subway use EW&F’s music in their advertisements.
APPEARACNES: Mr. Robinson, Allee Willis Loves Detroit, Who you gonna call?, Legends, Kiki Mobile, Conan, WGN Morning News, Steve Harvey, Tavis Smiley, Anderson Cooper 360°, Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall, Legends: OWN at the Apollo, Today, The Arsenio Hall Show, Earth Wind and Fire Live at the Venetian, 21st Annual Trumpet Awards, Don Cornelius: Visionary, Trailblazer & Cultural Icon, 20th Annual Trumpet Awards, 2011 Soul Train Awards, Living in LA LA Land, Unsung, The Brian McKnight Show, The Shadow Effect, The Early Show, American Idol Rewind, TV total, Queens of Disco, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, 25 Strong: The BET Silver Anniversary Special, New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 2005, American Idol, 2nd Annual BET Awards, Earth, Wind & Fire: Live, Say It Loud: A Celebration of Black Music in America, Earth, Wind & Fire’s Cool Blue September Tour: Behind the Scenes, Shining Stars: The Official Story of Earth, Wind, & Fire, MADtv, Live by Request: Earth Wind & Fire, Earth, Wind & Fire: RockWalk Induction, Isis – Featuring a Live Concert and Music by Earth, Wind & Fire, 26th NAACP Image Awards, Earth, Wind & Fire in Concert, Iltatähti, Top of the Pops, Die Drehscheibe, Boogie Wonderland, The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song, Soul!
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