By: Tony McCray
Pensacola has its share of notable performers and history-makers and the additional thirty years of experience and performances around the world by Solomon D. Bozeman expands the legacy of creative talent in our community. Minister Bozeman is recognized as an internationally talented musician, songwriter, producer, director and performing artist. He has received awards from Sony and Billboard for songwriting and producing talents. He has also performed on Black Entertainment Television (BET) Network in New York while receiving those honors. He has worked with great television and screen artists such as Ozzie Davis and Ruby Dee, acclaimed poet Nikki Giovanni, jazz great Sonny Rawlins, Roy Ayers, Improp2 and Ayanna Gregory.
Bozeman’s lists of contacts and worldwide relationships have helped to shape his vision of giving back to the community he loves, Pensacola, Florida. His vision includes a music production center for talent development and professional music industry representation. He has considered utilizing his personal and professional relationships with national talent development scouts to grow talent out of Pensacola, Northwest Florida and the Gulf Coast. He recently met with Admiral Leroy on developing a complex to document the history of the music industry’s impact on Pensacola and the South during segregation through the economic success of the “Chittling Circuit”! He is married to his lovely and beautiful wife Rosalind. Together they have two wonderful children, David Sharod, Chloe Jelene and one grandson David Michael Angelo.
Pastor Bozeman is Founder and Minister of Seraphim Global Ministries. An anointed ordained Baptist Minister since 1992 who has remained active in his local community (Pensacola Fla.) for years. He is a member of the Northwest Florida Congregations In Action (NWFCIA) and he is committed to working to make a difference in the lives for others where he lives and the surrounding gulf coast area. He is currently developing his latest group, The Sounds of The Gulf Coast Gospel Choir and promoting his latest CD, HEART CONDITION, on itunes.com amazon.com and google play.
Bozeman stated in an interview with the Gulf Coast Voice, “I have also performed with notable gospel artists, such as Virtue, Rizen, and Dr. Leonard Scott of Tyscott Records. Tyscott Records is an independent American gospel music record label based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Today Tyscott Records boasts a roster of artists who have both a domestic national and international following”! Bozeman has also performed with the Mississippi Mass Choir, in addition to Grammy and Dove nominated producer Brian Hardin. He has shared the stage with gospel legends such as Dorothy Norwood, Bobby Jones, William Becton, Brent Jones, The Walls Family Group and Shakina Glory’s music director Cedric Ford to name a few.
He has attempted to bring his vision to fruition, however, area financial institutions have not yet responded to his business plans. Bozeman told the Voice, “I feel it is time for me to explore other options to bringing these plans to give back to the community of Pensacola and the Gulf Coast by approaching venture capitalists or even non-profit funders. In fact, the availability of BP Oil Spill Economic Settlement Funding may also be an option. However, I will not give up on giving back”!