In the span of just ten years, PJ Morgan has become a renowned musician and producer sought after by some of the most recognizable artists in the music industry. To date, he has appeared on almost twenty albums of artists such as Dorothy Norwood, Ben Tankard, William Becton, Desmond Pringle and Maurette Brown Clark as producer, songwriter, arranger, programmer, or musician. His television credits includes title and cue music for shows like BET’s Lead Story, Bobby Jones Gospel, Video Gospel, Comic View, Teen Summit, and Heart & Soul. His tours include artists such as Najee, Bobby Jones, Karen Clark Sheared, Ben Tankard, Yolanda Adams and William Becton. PJ’s television experience include appearances on shows such as The Bobby Jones Gospel Show, MTV, BET Christmas Special, Howard University Television, BET Jazz, and BET’s Tribute to Patti Labelle. PJ Morgan has been nominated three times in his career for a Stellar Awards for Producer Of The Year – “Git Yo Praize On” Ben Tankard (1997), Best New Group Of The Year – Ben Tankard & The Tribe Of Benjamin (1997) and Compilation Of The Year – The Real Meaning Of Christmas (1997). These are just a few of PJ’s accomplishments.
Recently, he has just been added as a member of “Ray Chew and the Crew” where he was the organist for the television show “BET Honors” which aired in February of 2008. He is a interim teacher at the Berkley School of Music in Boston Massachusetts. He is also a teacher at the Soul Bird Gospel music school in Osaka, Japan. Look forward to seeing him on all of the live BET performances for the next few years.
Paul Laurence Morgan, Jr. affectionately known as “PJ” is an extraordinary talent who has spent many years perfecting his craft. The journey began as a child when PJ watched his grandmother and cousins play for services. An urge to play began to grow deep within him. He began to practice relentlessly for hours on end while his neighborhood friends played outside day after day. After years of practicing and performing in church, PJ finally received his first break when a friend asked if he could fill in for a keyboardist unable to play for Ben Tankard on tour in the Washington, DC area. PJ accepted and excelled in the opportunity given. This would be the first and definitely not the last opportunity to work with some of the most talented and sought after artists in the country.
Along with an extensive list of tours and recording projects, PJ has an equally extensive list of live performances and has played for just about everyone in the gospel industry. Artists include the following: Yolanda Adams, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, William Becton, Kirvy Brown, Kim Burrell, Byron Cage, Lecrecia Campbell, Carmen, Jean Carne, Shirley Caesar, Charrelle, Maurette Brown Clark, Twinkie Clark, President Bill Clinton, Daryl Coley, Beverly Crawford, Al Green, Walter Hawkins, Magic Johnson, Bobby Jones, Michael Jordan, John Pee Kee, LaGrand, Donald Lawrence and the Tri-City Singers, Joe Ligon, Donnie McClurkin, Ann McCray, Regina McCray, Kim McFarland, Paul Morton, Najee, Dorothy Norwood, Lashun Pace, Carton Pearson, Myrna Summers, Albertina Walker, Hezekiah Walker, Nancy Wilson, CeCe Winans, Daniel Winans, Vicky Winans, Timothy Wright, Richard Smallwood, Carolyn Traylor, The Winans Phase 2, Jasmine Sullivan, Neo, Anita Baker, India Ire, Allison Williams, Kirk Carr, The Promise Keepers, Stevie Wonder, Ben Tankard and Robert Townsend.