“We originally started as a group of retirees just having fun,” says drummer Otha Richardson. Their range of experience and exposure consists of music education, engineering, telecommunications and law. They have all played in other local and regional bands, have high school and college band experiences, and some are self-taught musicians.
Take 7’s genres of music range from blues to smooth jazz to contemporary.
Take 7 has played locally for years, including Alabaster CityFest, Birmingham’s Jazz in the Park series and A Taste of Pelham. At this year’s CityFest, they introduce their newest member, vocalist Naomi Brown.