The Detroit Black Music Awards, established in 2008 by Misty Love, pays tribute to talented musicians while they are still “alive” to receive it. It honors musicians in many categories. However, the Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient of 2022 is Saxophonist Duane Parham. This article reflects on those achievements. What made Parham a candidate for such an award?
The Detroit Black Music Awards recognizes that “the Man with the Horn” plays, sings and worships with that horn. It defines much of his life. The “life list” includes artist, songwriter, producer, record label, teacher, founder of a nonprofit and author.
Those who know Duane would say his greatest gift is “administering love and music to the world.” Let’s take a look at how he has done that. Check out the video.
Duane Parham’s Life Contributions for the Lifetime Achievement Award
Saxophonist Duane Parham Short Bio & Book
Detroit Black Music Awards nominates Saxophonist Duane Parham for the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. DBMA focuses on honoring musicians during their lifetime . . . giving them the opportunity to hold the awards in their hands. Too many individuals receive awards posthumously.
Duane Parham is a “fixture” in the Detroit area. His life has been about serving others: lifting them up when their hearts are broken, celebrating with them during happy moments and using his horn to “let them down easy” as they fall. He wears many hats. His artistry is simply one of them. Parham’s nonprofit touches the lives of children throughout the area. EAMTRADIO reaches around the world 24/7, keeping Motown music and artists in the hearts and minds of those who tune in.
The “man with the horn” as he is sometimes called, is still going strong. . . nonstop. His latest CD Single covers the Motown hit “Your Precious Love,” by Marvin Gaye and Tammy Terrell, and listeners will soon get a taste of his next album featuring “The Four Tops” and The Contours” entitled “Sugar Melts.” Now . . . you see what the Detroit Black Music Awards could see when they nominated him! Duane Parham. . . The Man with the Horn!
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The Writers Monthly would like to thank Founder Misty Love and her committee for selecting Saxophonist Duane Parham as the nominee for the 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award. It is a well-deserved honor. Secure your place at the Award Ceremony by getting your ticket early. Take a close look at the flyer above for ticket information and location. The Lifetime Achievement Award awaits Saxophonist Duane Parham. . . and food, fun and fashion await you!