Randy T. Skinner is a former trumpeter with George Clinton and the P-Funk All Stars. His formal training in music took place at Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina and the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
A native of Portsmouth, Virginia, Randy is now based out of Atlanta, Georgia, one of the hottest music spots in the country where he performs with numerous bands in the Southeast area including his own group, Skin-Tones. Skintones is a band composed of eight all star seasoned musicians and recording artists who have performed locally and abroad. Their combined musical experience is immeasurable. The group exudes searing, mood elevating sounds with riveting horns, four dynamic vocalists, and meticulous grooves punctuated by an extraordinary Latin and Afro-Cuban percussionist. Randy has performed in almost every city in the United States and abroad including Munich, Zurich and Kalon, Germany, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussells, Belgium, and Switzerland.
His musical influences include a wide spectrum of musicans and artists from Kool and the Gang, Earth, Wind, and Fire, Stevie Wonder, Donnie Hathaway, the O’ Jays, to Burt Bacharach and John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Lee Morgan, Wynton Marsalis, and his personal friend and idol, Freddie Hubbard. Randy currently has a new Hot!CD, SKIN-TONES IN PURSUIT, featuring the legendary, Fred Wesley on trombone,and Master Percussionist Jef Wah.The New CD is in regular rotation on WCLK 91.9FM in Atlanta. Randy has emerged as an outstanding trumpeter with a captivating style, accentuated by an eclectic fusion of contempary jazz, R&B, and funk! You gotta hear him!