Theo Parrish  

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Theo Parrish (Washington, DC, 1972) is an American musician. Raised in Chicago, IL, Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, Nina Simone, Bob Marley as well as his uncle, jazz musician Dexter Sims, all had strong influences on Theo's early musical life.

Chicago's radio influences and house artists such as Ron Hardy, Larry Heard, Lil' Louis, Farley Jackmaster Funk, Gene Hunt, Mike Dunn, Frankie Knuckles, and Andrew Hatchett helped to further Mr. Parrish's early career. After graduating from the Academy for the Artist, he received a scholarship to the Kansas City Art Institute. In 1994, he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from KCAI. In 1994, Theo moved to Detroit where he became heavily involved in the underground music scene. Along Terrence Parker and Moodymann, Theo Parrish represents the third wave of Detroit techno. Theo Parrish juxtaposes elements of soul, jazz, disco, funk and techno with simple but hypnotic funky 4/4 house rhythms.

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