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This past April, music producer/writer Dave Tozer teamed up with artists Musiq Soulchild and Jazmine Sullivan and Producer/Arranger Larry Gold to create the record "Find Me" for Musiq's latest album.
Dave Tozer is a producer, songwriter and musician. He has worked with several R&B, Hip-Hop, Rock and Pop artists including John Legend, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, John Mayer, Natasha Bedingfield, Musiq Soulchild, Estelle, Jazmine Sullivan and Elliott Yamin.
Hailing from Bridgeton, New Jersey, Tozer taught himself guitar, bass and keyboard. After moving to Philadelphia in the late 1990s, Tozer honed his production skills at various Philadelphia-area studios and began working as a freelance musician playing everything from Hip-Hop and Rock to R&B and Pop. [Among other endeavors,] Tozer contributed to eight tracks on John Legend‘s Grammy Award-winning major label debut Get Lifted and his writing skills garnered him a publishing deal with Viacom-owned Famous Music Publishing.
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The recording session took place at Larry Gold's state-of-the-art facility "The Studio"—an artist favorite in Philadelphia. DeanMark photographer Stephen Stewart had all-access to the happenings.
"Dave Tozer is an extremely focused artist, with an incredible gift for music composition—whether it is writing of producing. Musiq Soulchild and Jazmine Sullivan are two vocalists whose commercial success speaks for itself. Larry Gold is a music legend who has had a hand in many of your favorite records and albums; you probably just do not know it. Witnessing these folks collaborate, while hearing the sounds of The Roots working in the adjacent studio, was an exhilarating experience."