Kern Brantley Artist In Residence, Masterclass

DIME Detroit is proud to announce that Kern Brantley will join us as an Artist in Residence for the  2018-2019 academic year! 

As a bass player and musical director, Kern Brantley has worked with artists like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Puff Daddy & The Bad Boy Family, David Foster, Jeezy, Ne-Yo, Brandy, Ciara, Chris Brown, Destiny’s Child, Lil Wayne, Faith Evans, R. Kelly, Ginuwine, Salt N Pepa, 112, Boys II Men, Blackstreet, New Kids on the Block, Aaliyah, and many more. He has performed in over 2,000 live shows, including 20+ concert tours. He has 50+ TV appearances including the Grammys, Oscars, The Tonight Show, Late Night with David Letterman, Ellen, Oprah, SNL, and more. He has over 100 recording credits that include Grammy-winning and multi-platinum selling albums.

Kern Brantley will kick off his residency with a masterclass on Friday, October 19th from 1pm-3pm! Kern will take the stage to discuss his career experiences and answer audience questions, as well as perform songs from the late Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, with DIME students.

Learn more about Kern at

Friday, October 19th 1-3pm

1265 Griswold
Detroit, MI 48226

DIME’s artist in residence program allows our students the opportunity to have regular contact and instruction from artists who have experienced sustained and successful careers in the music industry. If you are interested in learning more about programs at DIME Detroit, including bass, guitar, drums, vocals, songwriting, and music industry studies, please get in touch with us at 313-223-1600 or email

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