Harvey Lorenzo Estrada (aka: Anikulapo Kuti ), is an extremely versatile composer/musician. In addition, he is a very solid bassist on (Double Bass/ Electric Bass) in all styles of music. Harvey Estrada has performed throughout the world! His original Compositions have appeared in TV Shows, Featured Films, Video Games, and Children Books. He holds both a Bachelor of Music in Classical Double Bass Performance and Masters of Music Degree in Music Composition. Professor Estrada is a full tenured Professor of Music and Director of the Commercial Music Technology/Jazz Program at Compton College, for over 20 years. In addition, he is in constant demand as a Performing Artist, Composer, Recording Musician, and Educator. Although Harvey L. Estrada, was born in Watts/Compton his roots are from
Texas and beyond....
Professional Performances and Recording experiances includes:
Fela Anikulapo Kuti (FESTAC in Nigeria Africa), Aaron Copeland, Chaka Khan, Stevie Wonder, Ty $ (Dolla Sign), Jonathan Butler, Issac Hayes, David Pack, Yolanda Adams, Donald Lawrence, Barbra Morrison, Bennie Maupin, Sarah Vaughn, Otis Day and The Knights, Kendrick Lamar, Bruce Willis, Etta James, Billy Preston, MC Hammer, Kanye West, George Clinton, Walter Hawkins, New Edition, Four Tops, Mary Wells, Andre Crouch, Steven Seagal, Ernie Andrews, Horace Silver, Billy Higgins, Kirk Andre Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles String Orchestra, Liverpool Philharmonic, Vietnamese Philharmonic, Jewett Bostic, Larry Dunn of Earth Wind and Fire, and a host of others (not mentioned) from Classical to Hip-hop.
He has held Music Director and Music Contractor positions for many Major Artists.
He also composes Music for the Film, Television, and for other Multi-Media productions.