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This profile was last updated on 4/29/07  and contains information from public web pages.
 
Background

Employment History

  • Member of the the Word of Faith Singers and Eight-Piece Vocal Ensemble
    Word Of Faith Church
  • Music Director and Pianist
    One Mo
  • Pianist
    Clarence Frogman Henry
  • Pianist

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member
    The Word Of Faith Singers ,
8 Total References
Web References
Piano, Organ, Synths: Al ...
www.soundsofneworleans.com, 29 April 2007 [cached]
Piano, Organ, Synths: Al Bemiss
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The Bemiss Brothers, Al and Burnell, emerge here in "The Moment I Believed" as a fusion of cultural legacy and spiritual upbringing married to a unique, New Orleans approach to Gospel music.Their music origins echo the heritage, mystery, and specialness of many "Big Easy" music makers.Al and Burnell's father was the Reverend Walter Bemiss, whose ministry was located at Fifth African Baptist Church, on South Robertson Street.Fifth African Baptist provided the incubation for a love for music, performance, and spiritual training.Al began playing organ solos at his father's church with his instructor, William Houston, Jr..
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Al played with a string of bands in the late 60s and 70s which developed his early pop style, most notably with Johnny Taylor and Candi Staton.
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Al has worked as pianist for Clarence "Frogman" Henry nearly 20 years.In addition, Al was the music director and pianist with the touring cast of "One Mo' Time."During that time, he also performed sacred music, his sustenance, both culturally and spiritually.Al has played music at many churches in New Orleans, and currently plays at Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ.Also, Al teaches music eagerly, passing on his tremendous gifts.Burnell has been performing in New Orleans all of his life, from his very early days of singing solos in his father's church, to pop and gospel with local groups such as "Rhema," and the early New Orleans Sound Company, a nine-piece R&B band, popular throughout the city.A favored soloist, Burnell, too, has performed at many churches, singing praises across congregations.He is currently a member of the "The Word Of Faith Singers," and eight-piece vocal ensemble at the Word Of Faith Church in New Orleans.Gospel music is really where the melody stands firm in the hearts of the Bemiss Brothers.For Al and Burnell, their's is a ministry of music.
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Al and Burnell created the modern arrangements for these standard baptist hymns in "The Moment I Believed" with a decidedly New Orleans R&B flavor.
The Bemiss Brothers
www.soundofneworleans.com, 12 Oct 2004 [cached]
Piano, Organ, Synths: Al Bemiss
...
The Bemiss Brothers, Al and Burnell, emerge here in "The Moment I Believed" as a fusion of cultural legacy and spiritual upbringing married to a unique, New Orleans approach to Gospel music.Their music origins echo the heritage, mystery, and specialness of many "Big Easy" music makers.Al and Burnell's father was the Reverend Walter Bemiss, whose ministry was located at Fifth African Baptist Church, on South Robertson Street.Fifth African Baptist provided the incubation for a love for music, performance, and spiritual training.Al began playing organ solos at his father's church with his instructor, William Houston, Jr..
...
Al played with a string of bands in the late 60s and 70s which developed his early pop style, most notably with Johnny Taylor and Candi Staton.
...
Al has worked as pianist for Clarence "Frogman" Henry nearly 20 years.In addition, Al was the music director and pianist with the touring cast of "One Mo' Time."During that time, he also performed sacred music, his sustenance, both culturally and spiritually.Al has played music at many churches in New Orleans, and currently plays at Beecher Memorial United Church of Christ.Also, Al teaches music eagerly, passing on his tremendous gifts.Burnell has been performing in New Orleans all of his life, from his very early days of singing solos in his father's church, to pop and gospel with local groups such as "Rhema," and the early New Orleans Sound Company, a nine-piece R&B band, popular throughout the city.A favored soloist, Burnell, too, has performed at many churches, singing praises across congregations.He is currently a member of the "The Word Of Faith Singers," and eight-piece vocal ensemble at the Word Of Faith Church in New Orleans.Gospel music is really where the melody stands firm in the hearts of the Bemiss Brothers.For Al and Burnell, their's is a ministry of music.
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Al and Burnell created the modern arrangements for these standard baptist hymns in "The Moment I Believed" with a decidedly New Orleans R&B flavor.
New Orleans Jazz Historical Park Concerts ...
www.nola.com, 25 Feb 2009 [cached]
New Orleans Jazz Historical Park Concerts Visitor's Center, 916 N. Peters St. Gospel piano styles with pianist Al Bemiss, noon, 113th Army Band Jazz Combo, 3-4. Free. Call 589.4806.
New Orleans Jazz Historical Park Concerts ...
www.nola.com, 20 Feb 2009 [cached]
New Orleans Jazz Historical Park Concerts -- Visitors Center, 916 N. Peters St. Al "Carnival Time" Johnson performs, 2-3:30 Sat; gospel piano styles with pianist Al Bemiss, noon, 113th Army Band Jazz Combo, 3-4 Wed. Free. Call 589.4806.
NOLA.com: Saturday's Calendar
www.neworleans.net, 14 Dec 2002 [cached]
Holiday Jazz Concerts New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park, 916 N. Peters St. Pianist Al Bemiss and New Orleans' interracial gospel choir Shades of Praise, 2-3:30.Free.
French Market Holiday Marching Bands French Market, Decatur Street (parade begins at Aunt Sally's).Second-line with New Orleans jazz bands as they perform holiday tunes in jazz form, 1-3.Free.For more information, call 522-2621.
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