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Arzell Nelson was born in the"City of the Seven Hills", Cincinnati, Ohio(also known as, "Little Italy").
In 1981,he received the "Kool Jazz Festival Award" for his original musical "Little Boy Jazz" performed at the "Tony Award Winning" Playhouse In the Park Marx
Arzell has opened up on stage with such artist, such as, Stanley Turntine, Jeff Lober, Hiroshima, Phylis Hymen(in the 80's he produced a concert video of Phylis Hymen), Philip Bailey, George Dukes, Freddie Hubbard and David Valentine(flute) . As a composer, PapaZell has written 5 musicals and over 300 songs. His earlier recordings were recorded during the mid 70's in New York City at Columbia Records.
During the 80's & 90's Arzell promoted concerts, such as, Freddie Jackson, Melba Moore, Whispers, Barry White,Prince, Huey Lewis & The News, Destiny Child, Jagged Edge, John B, De Barge, Stevie Wonder,Gil Scott Heron,Richie Havens and the "COORS & BUDWEISER JAZZ EXPLOSION CONCERT SERIES".

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