Dontaniel Jamel Kimbrough Biography
Grammy nominated music producer, director, and composer, songwriter, and musician, D. Jamel Kimbrough has maintained a repertoire in the music industry with numerous record companies and mainstream artists across the United States and abroad. With Jamel’s tuneful expertise, he has produced music for Grammy, Dove, and Stellar award nominee Todd Dulaney who’s music has charted in the top 10 Billboard charts for an astonishing six-weeks at #1 along with countless other Billboard appearances. His musical work with Todd Dulaney has also landed him a spot on WOW Gospel 2017.
In 2003, Jamel successfully founded Keyemup Music, a comprehensive music production company and pro-gear recording studio with state-of-the-art technology. Countless albums have been created, recorded, mixed, mastered, and distributed throughout the country through the use of his recording facility. Jamel has also developed and trained numerous audio engineers and music producer interns to have extensive knowledge for this ever increasingly competitive world of music recording.
Jamel has undoubtedly become a very prominent producer in the music industry with the great honor of winning Gospel Music Touch Awards’ Producer of the Year in London, England, along with Grammy, Stellar, Dove, and Chicago Music Awards nominations. Jamel can also accredit much of his success to musical collaborations that include Keyshia Cole, Q Parker – 112, Donald Lawrence, Nicole C. Mullen, Shana Wilson-Williams, Travis Greene, Tim Bowman, Canton Jones, Alexis Spight, Leon Timbo, and Christina Bell (Zie’l), just to name a few. Jamel also has lasting relationships with record labels such as eOne Nashville, Motown, RCA Records, and Universal Music Group.
As a clinician, Jamel has been afforded the opportunity to travel to London, England to be of assistance to the world-renowned Hillsong United Church as they look to expand their music and worship structure. Subsequent travels to Gothenburg, Sweden presented Jamel the opportunity to hold a musician’s workshop where the NORD C2D organ was sponsored and featured. Currently, Jamel holds the position as the music director and lead keyboardist for Calvary Church in Naperville, IL, which is amongst one of the largest multi-ethnic churches in Illinois with a current membership base that surpasses well over 15,000 members. He also lends his musical expertise and production abilities to the Christian television networks of TBN, TLN, and others. Jamel’s most recent television appearance was on WCIU’s You & Me with national recording artist Todd Dulaney.