Kumar’s range of music

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Kumar Management is one of the largest online music label and management companies in Southern California with

 over three hundred seventy worldwide distributors distributing our clients’ music all over the world.


Our music catalog represents several musical genres including, but not limited to: A cappella, Acoustic, Adult Contemporary, Alternative, Americana, Bluegrass, Blues, Classic Rock, Classical, Comedy, Contemporary Christian, Contemporary Classical, Country, Cover Band, Electronic/Dance/DJ, Funk, Gospel, Goth, Grunge Rap, Hip-Hop/Rap, Holy Hip Hop, Jam Band, Jazz, Latin, Metal, New Age/Ambient, Pop, Punk, Reggae, Rock, Singer/Songwriter, Soul, Spoken Word, Standards, Urban/R&B, and World Beat. 



Tippa Irie

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For Tickets CLICK HERE

Event Date: Aug. 22 – Tippa Irie / Jahrootsalem          

  Kumar Artist: Andrew Bees

  Event Info on Coach House calendar CLICK HERE


 Andrew Bees joined Black Uhuru 1998 when “Duckie” Simpson decided to premier the new Black Uhuru sounds. It was then; Andrew Bees and Jennifer Nayh Connelly became the newest members of Black Uhuru. Andrew Bees became the front man for Black Uhuru for nearly ten years.  While touring through out Europe with Sly and Robbie and other reggae legends Andrew brought to the fans another way of keeping Jah works alive.  

"TIPPA IRIE~ performing @ The Coach House


For Tickets CLICK HERE 

or visit www.kumarmanagement.com and click “Buy Tickets” 

Cosmic View~ Going back to their roots

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PRESS RELEASE:      Coolio’s Producers Return to Their Roots 




ATTN: College Booking Agents:

Coolio’s Producers, who produced a Grammy Award winner for the legendary performer, will give back to the community at a College level to inspire students to stay in school and to develop their writing and performing arts skills. 

From Earth, Wind, and Fire to Coolio, from the Jazz Roots of Alice Coltrane and McCoy Tyner to Hip-Hop and Rhythm and Blues, a performing arts and musical success story is available to come to your campus. 

Brothers Ernest and Ray Straughter, alumni of the legendary composer, producer and educator Horace Tapscott who’s an alumni of  the famous, Duke Ellington, are at present “COSMIC VIEW”, a performance that can only be described as a “Course in Success and Inspiration” Hollywood’s finest have extended their musical vision into a unique and timely program. 

This Program is presented throughout the California University and Junior College Systems.   It is a lively and entertaining interactive performance and discussion, bridging the gap between students and performers design to inspire students to continue their studies and to empower them to step into the “professional music/entertainment industry: with confidence. 

Students can obtain advice and have a dialogue with artists and individuals who are considered the best at what they do.  These professionals have sold millions of records to prove it.  Ernest Straughter says, “This interaction not only offers insights into the recoding and music industry, but it is a service that provides both students and performers of the arts with support that is prerequisite to successful entry into the industry.  More importantly, this kind of exposure and information can only come from the experts in the field.  There is a continuing need to develop new talent and to fill the void when our pioneers pass on.  Exposure at the college level is a key.  However our real desire is to return the blessings of our success to the community.” 


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Ernest and Ray are from a musical family; their mom and dad sang background for Nat King Cole and were accomplished pianists.  Ernest plays all keyboards and programs the synthesizer.  Ray performs on the wood-winds.
Both were contracted with CBS, Phillip Bailey, and Earth, Wind, and Fire.  They both had long-term contracts with Bobby Colomby, Vice President of A&R at CBS / EPIC.

Ernest was arranger for Aretha Franklin and has performed with Sammy Davis Jr., Ike and Tina Turner, Pattie LaBelle, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra for Johnny Carson, and many more notables in the industry.  

Ray Straughter was under direct tutelage of Arthur Blythe for three years as Second Saxophonist. In Ray Straughter’s words, after Coltrane, Arthur is the most important saxophonists to impact him and jazz music.  

Ernest Straughter says, “One goal is to develop a Symphonic Hall of Performing Arts, built to honor Duke Ellington, Horace Tapscott and all the masters who have gone before us.”

Come drink at the will of Cosmic View, and through their chakra music, be opened to the great joy of life through music and performing arts.  Cosmic View and expression of the spirit, in a union of yoga, dance, and music.  It is natural / soulful / divine.  Participants walk away inspired and motivated.



College Event Planners:

For Further Details & Information:

Kumar Management

Tel: (760) 696-7700    

E-mail: booking@kumarmangement.com

 Printable Versions of Kumar press release:

Press Release Ernest & Ray Straughter (Word Doc)

Press Release Ernest & Ray Straughter (PDF version)


Ernest Straughter & Michael McDonald reconnect

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Kumar Managament ‘s ‘ Cosmic View ‘ opened for Michael McDonald On Aug 3rd at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano.


Ray & Ernest Straughter (Cosmic View/Kumar Mgmt) with Michael McDonald on Aug 3rd 2010


On Tuesday night, August 3rd, something happened at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano that seems to happen very often in the music business. Many would think that the music business is so large that how could somebody keep track of it all, let alone remember people, places, and all those songs out there. But when Michael McDonald showed up to perform his concert to a sold out crowd of 500 people at the cozy and seasoned Coach House, he ran into his opening band, Kumar’s Cosmic View. And with a light of recognition, remembered Ernest Straughter (Cosmic View) from when he was the pianist in Michael McDonald & Patti LaBelle’s hit song from 1986 “On My Own”   < http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsH63qJlIMM >

Ernest Straughter was the pianist in “On My Own”, and Michael remembered the pianist that he had never met but admired his talent. He also remembered Ernest from an episode of the ‘Tonight show’ with Johnny Carson, where again he recognized his phenomenal talent. Michael hadn’t realized that Ernest and Ray were his openers for this event, but in the small world of the music business, he got a pleasant surprise!

When we asked Kumar Management what they thought of the small world coincidence, they commented : “Music circles are much smaller than you think. Good artists are known, and great artists are sought after.”- Kumar Management

The night’s performance passed smoothly and the packed Coach House grooved to the Neo-jazz of Cosmic View, then enjoyed the classic songs of Michael McDonald.

Kumar Management’s CEO, Devin S. Parker got to hang out behind the scenes and  live the life of a legend for a day. From the sound check, lunch at noon, to tapping out the spots on the stage and mentally preparing for the evening concert. Kumar management is proud of the personal relationship it has with their artists, as well as the involved commitment and interest they are willing to put in.

“We were in a sought after venue and it was a true blessing.” –Kumar Management

Kumar keeping cool in Sunny San Diego

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Kumar Management: Vista, CA location.

The Kumar Management Vista location is run by CEO Devin S. Parker.

This location is in Sunny San Diego County. CEO Devin S. Parker travels around personally to downtown San Diego, Orange County (The O.C.), Los Angeles, and Perris.

  • Meeting up with their local artists like neo-pop Jazz group Cosmic View to get ready for their performance. Or hanging with San Diego’s popular ‘Jaam Kwest’ while they blast the tunes at Pacific Beach’s ‘Longboards’ Bar & Grill every Sunday night. (For tickets, please click here )
  • Discovering new talent in his area

  • Recording locally at the studio in Perris, CA. Or ripping the saxophone with Ray Straughter (student of John Coltrane) of Cosmic View at the office in Vista, CA.
  • Meeting with clubs and bars to book Kumar’s individual artists

To Contact the Vista, CA location of Kumar Management with inquiries or interest;

call (760) 696-7700

email: management@kumarmanagement.com
or visit the website at www.kumarmanagement.com


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Kumar Management provides aspiring underground, unsigned independent music artist with state of the art recording studios, production capabilities, worldwide distribution channels and management of their music while seeking Grammy recognition and worldwide revenues for each artist.


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Contact us @ management@kumarmanagement.com

Cosmic View~ Neo Jazz

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