Born in New York on May 26, 1964 . . . his mom is Bahamian American actress Roxie Roker, best-known for her role as Helen Willis on the popular television series The Jeffersons and his dad is Ukrainian-Jewish American film producer Sy Kravitz. He grew up in Los Angeles around celebrities and the most famous musicians of the time and taught himself bass, piano, guitar, and drums at an early age.
It was 1989 when he made his debut and took us back to the days reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and psychedelic music of the 60's and 70's with a hint of 80's Prince . . . and the definite Prince look.
On January 2006 Kravitz participated in absoluttracks a project of the vodka brand Absolut. He was given total freedom to realize a track that reflected his vision of the product, the result was the track "Breathe". Later on this song was re-mixed by other ten musical producers from the eight most important markets of the vodka brand, the traks were only available via internet, in the sites www.absolutkravitz.com and www.absoluttracks.com, where also were wallpapers and videos relating to the subject.
ABSOLUT KRAVITZ "BREATHE" INTERVIEW
Kravitz appeared in the audience of Madonna's Confessions Tour during numerous shows. He would later join Madonna live on stage for the song I Love New York at one of the Paris gigs. An accomplished songwringer . . . he wrote the song recorded by Madonna "Justify My Love".
He's definitely retro, but you can't define his music in one genre since his music transcends soul, funk, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, folk, rap, hip hop, techno and ballads. There is no doubt that his musical influences were as varied . . . Prince, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Wonder, Curtis Mayfield, Bob Marley, and the Beatles. He took the varied range of styles and spun it into being a trendsetter in his own right . . . the result is the awesome music of Lenny Kravitz . . . a music chameleon.
Not only has he been known for his music . . . he's had his brush with the tabloid press, making news with his relationships with Lisa Bonet and Nicole Kidman.
Lenny's Official Website
Fly Away . . . Live . . . with Prince
Breathe Remixed by Nikko Patrelakis
IF I COULD FALL IN LOVE
ARE YOU GONNA GO MY WAY
IT AIN'T OVER TILL IT'S OVER ~ LIVE
I BELONG TO YOU
CAN'T GET YOU OFF MY MIND (ACOUSTIC)
I've found a new toy and since I am in a Lenny Kravitz kind of mood tonight, I decided to experiment with this new website with the funky, soulful and awesome music of Lenny Kravitz.
This should work like a jukebox and the music should continue to play even if you venture away from this page, just make sure it stays open.