Daryl Waters received Tony and Grammy Award nominations for his original music in Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk. For Broadway he also composed the music for Regina Taylor’s Drowning Crow, orchestrated the new musical Memphis, and wrote the dance music arrangements for The Color Purple and Jelly’s Last Jam. He has worked with and learned from many entertainment legends, including Cab Calloway, Nell Carter, Sammy Davis, Jr., Luther Henderson, and Eartha Kitt, for whom he served as music director for 22 years. Mr. Waters is a graduate of Livingstone College in Salisbury, North Carolina.