As a trombonist, Sermon’s brassy sounds can be heard on Jay z’s single “Roc Boys” and Fantasia’s single “Two Weeks Notice.” He has performed with hip hop and r&b heavy weights such as 50 Cent, Diddy, and Snoop Dog, who sermons went on a european tour with Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige, who Sermons also toured with in select cities in North American.
In 2002, he toured with the hit stage production ” the maintenance man,” which was based on the the best selling book by michael baisden and featured billy dee williams and darius mccrary in the cast. sermons has also performed with jazz trumpet player roy hargrove, and r&b jazz saxaphonist mike phillips. fusing jazz with pop, r&b, and hip hop is sermon’s own unique blend of artistry. ” i want to bring elegance back to music and set a new standard for the industry like the greats, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis jr, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Louis Armstrong. “I also want to play multiple instruments,” says Sermons. When asked who he is influenced by, he quickly runs off a list of artist who came before him and inspired him: Prince, D’angelo, Nat King Cole, and Frank Sinatra.
He also admits that his first love was r&b but feel in love with jazz music. Majoring in jazz studies at the New School in New York City has enabled sermons to flesh out and hone his skills as a trombonist while encouraging him to branch out as a singer and songwriter.