The Curtis Family C-notes
The Curtis Family C-notes, a family band, where music is more than just a family affair, it's a way of life, with the mother, father, and their five children (Mama C, Papa C, Zahara, Nile, Isis, Kiki and Phoenix). The Curtis family is a multi-talented and gifted family of seven. The family consists of multi-instrumentalists, vocalists, dancers, composers, and producers.
The family released their debut album, "Awaken", June of 2022, their album was submitted in the first round of voting to the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) by Grammy music director, Larry Batiste, for consideration for Best R&B album of the year. The San Francisco Standard sponsored their CD release party, where Mayor London Breed and Lenny Williams of Tower of Power were in attendance, in fact, the Mayor introduced the family to the stage that night.
They are also community activists who focus on helping seniors, the youth, and the homeless. The Curtis Family C-Notes have performed for the Golden State Warriors, the San Francisco Giants, America’s Got Talent and for dignitaries from around the world. The Curtis Family has the distinction of being named The San Francisco/Bay Area First Family of Song, in California. The band was sought out by one of the biggest retail giants in the country, JCPenney, to make a 2021 Christmas Holiday commercial which aired for weeks, both nationally and internationally.
Maestro Curtis (Papa C) was a child prodigy, mentored by Maurice White, lead vocalist of Earth, Wind & Fire. As an adult Maestro became a world-renown musician, producer, teacher, and author. Maestro signed to Maurice White's label (Kalimba Records) as a member of the group Xpression where he wrote and produced the album entitled "Power" in which Maurice White was the executive producer.
Maestro Curtis and his wife Nola are proud faculty members of the San Francisco Community Music Center where all 5 of their children are also students; they all take pride in being a part of an an institution that ensures high quality music education is accessible to people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities, regardless of financial means. (www.sfcmc.org mission statement excerpt)