Gevonee is a dynamic and consummate entertainer. His soulful voice and vibrant presence are products of his extensive gospel background and strong jazz fusion roots. As a first call singer and actor, he has shared his gift of song across the Country and throughout the world, sharing the stage with artists such as Natalie Cole, Michael McDonald, Tower of Power, The Temptations and many others. He has performed at notable venues throughout the Twin Cities as well as premiere locations in New York, California and the Caribbean Islands and as far away as Hong Kong.
Gevonee’s industrial production credits include energetic and memorable performances for clients such as AOL, Pitney Bowes, Allstate Insurance, Cargill, General Mills, SC Johnson, TAPS Pharmaceuticals, Faegre & Benson, Bandag, Amway, Merck Pharmaceuticals and Carlson Companies. As a member of the Screen Actors Guild, his on camera and print ad credits include television commercials, advertisements and video projects for Pepsi/Gatorade, Kimberly Clark, American Express, Best Buy, MN State Lottery, Vavoline, H & R Block, Famous Dave’s and many others as well as a principal cameo performance in the feature film “Justice,” starring award winning actors Roger Guenveur Smith, Monica Calhoun, T. Mychael Rambo and Anna Marie Horsford. Gevonee is also an accomplished stage actor.
His artistic versatility has been described as effortless, including his starring role in the regional premier of the off-Broadway hit “Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin,” which the Star Tribune hailed as a “seamless” performance. In addition to Gevonee’s passion for music and the arts, he is a nationally acclaimed educator, receiving numerous awards and accolades for his work in the field of education and family literacy. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Minnesota-based organization called Network for the Development of Children of African Descent (NdCAD). Gevonee’s work on behalf of children and families has been featured on the Oprah Show and he was named a 2012 White House Champion of Change.