Grammy-award winning and Billboard-award winning artist, Kid Chocolate began playing the trumpet at 9 years old. He was able to take his musical talents on the road at the age of 15 when he began touring the world performing for festivals, clubs and concert halls. Talent, with accolades to prove it, Kid Chocolate has been on the receiving end of such awards as the Offbeat and Big Easy awards, Latin Billboard Award and two additional Grammy nominations. An eclectic ear has led him to present genres from Afro-Caribbean, Blues, traditional/revivalist music, Rhythm & Blues,Bounce and Funk representative of New Orleans culture. Kid Chocolate, a singer and trumpeter, has continued the soulful tradition becoming the protégé to great musicians such as Clyde Kerr Jr., Sam Alcorn, Greg Stafford, Leroy Jones and many more. Kid was also 5 time Grammy Winner, Dr. John’s trumpeter/background vocalist. A New Orleans native who is true to his roots.
He now leads Kid Chocolate & The Free P.O.C.'s, an 8 piece congregation of the finest young musicians in the city. The musical repertoire consists of original music fusing all of Kid’s favorite musical elements, coupled with his renditions of soulful classics. This is the expression of Kid Chocolate’s understanding of Traditional New Orleans Music.
His latest single releases are “Before Your Time” on Color Red Records, a collaboration with Khris Royal, “I Can’t Breathe”. and “ Keep It Movin’ “ an independent release. It embodies some of the Bounce music that Kid grew up listening to while also addressing the issue of addiction, with which many struggle with.. especially in New Orleans.