Henry McKenzie Davis is the son of a Baptist minister from Rockville, Maryland. He began playing the piano at age 4, composed his first song at age 5 and was presented in his first concert at age 6. Mr. Davis received his formal music training from The Cleveland Music Settlement House, Cleveland, Ohio; Montgomery College, Rockville, MD; and Howard University, Washington, D.C. While attending Howard University, Mr. Davis was a student of the distinguished African-American composer, pianist and organist Professor Thomas Kerr, whose former students include Grammy Award winners Roberta Flack, Donny Hathaway and Richard Smallwood. Mr. Davis was a founding member, original pianist and principal composer for the renowned Howard Gospel Choir -- the first African-American gospel choir in the country. EL SHADDAI "evolved from the mind of God and a vision sent to manager Veta Wilson-Smith. With a sincere desire to promote the message of Christ in song, God lead her to establish a group of humble and committed singers for the sole purpose of ministering to God in true excellence before God's people. EL SHADDAI is comprised of Anointed Directors, Musicians, Ministers of Music, Pastors, Songwriters, and Soloists from the Washington DC Metropolitan area. Each are anointed in their own right, and yet they surrender themselves as a corporate body of worshippers to take the secondary audience (the people of God) into the presence of God Almighty. They all have a heartfelt desire to blend their gifts for the up building of God's Kingdom.
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