Born and raised in New York City, Sekou Bunch was exposed to the arts, virtually from the very beginning. As a young child, Bunch showed great promise as a painter and dancer, both of which he pursued passionately. Upon receiving his first bass around 1974, Bunch proved to be a quick study and soon began playing local gigs and jam sessions. At 17, Sekou teamed up with GRP artist Tom Browne, with whom he recorded the best-selling funk classic Funkin’ for Jamaica album.
Sekou eventually moved to Los Angeles, where his career picked up steam. While based in LA, Bunch toured and recorded with the late George Howard and collaborated with producers Angela Winbush and Ronald Isley and was ultimately named musical director for the Isley Brothers, a position he held for eight years.
Throughout his distinguished career, Sekou bunch has performed and/or recorded with Quincy Jones, Rod Stewart, Stevie Wonder, Roger Daltry, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, Ray Charles, Chaka Khan, Paul Anka, George Benson, Wayne Shorter, the Winans, Lionel Richie, Toni Braxton, Freddie Hubbard, Roberta Flack, Liza Minneli and and many others. His solo CD, The Next Level, was released in 2008.