He has been fortunate to play with many artist most notably is Grammy-award winning artist Richard Smallwood.
- West Byrds success as a professional in the music industry incorporates his talent as producer, composer, arranger, pianist, and music director in the genres of jazz, R&B, classical, and gospel.
West has been playing piano since the age of five and brings an array of versatility to any musical arena he’s placed in. He has been fortunate to play with many artist most notably is Grammy-award winning artist and renowned Composer Richard Smallwood.
West also has had the opportunity to work in capacity with El DeBarge, Chico DeBarge, Taylor Hicks, Bobby Valentino, Manuel Seal, Sebastian Kole, Marva King, 70s group sensation the Controllers, Minister Joe Pace, & the Anointed Pace Sisters to name a few. Recently, West has taken his music in a different direction crossing over into television/film production. For the past four seasons he has been the music director/segment producer for nContrast, a national entertainment & lifestyle television show, aired on BETJ weekly.
West also is the supervisor of music for Epiphany, aired on Inspiration Network. He has partnered, served, and performed as Music Director with major network productions including Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks, Universal, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Viacom/BET Networks, BJCC Studio Productions, NAACP & UNCF events, and associations with productions for Tribune Entertainment and ESPN.
He produced an original music score for a national documentary, On Air. West also served as music supervisor and produced a original score for a film entitled, Detour. West has toured as the keyboardist with Marc Raby’s hit stageplay “He’s Not The Man I Married”, Marc Raby’s Just Say “I Do!”, Marc Raby’s “I See Red”, and Music Director for Tiana Thompson’s “When The Devil Creeps In….”
Along with producing for national cable networks, West also does studio production for various artist of all genres housed under his label, West Unlimited. He has also toured professionally in the United States & United Kingdom.
Norman A. Anderson