Home Base:  Manassas, VA

Music Style:  Smooth Jazz, Latin, Fusion, Funk, Soul, R&B, POP, Rock

Booking Contact:

Major Scale Management

Gina McCain / 703-930-4594


Curtis McCain is a dynamic multi-percussionist who plays a variety of rhythms and genres. He has been playing professionally for 23 years, performing with some of the biggest names in smooth jazz and is known for lighting up the stage with his latin and afro-cuban flavor as well as his strong in the pocket grooves. 

Curtis has performed shows with Keiko Matsui, Gerald Veasley, Karen Briggs, Gerald Albright, Alex Bugnon, Chieli Minucci, Rick Braun, Eric Darius, James Lloyd, Everette Harp, Patti Austin, Nelson Rangell, Ray Fuller, Lao Tizer, Jeff Lorber, Randy Brecker, Eric Marienthal, Bobby Lyle, Adam Hawley, Lindsey Webster, Oli Silk, Keith Slattery, Chris "Big Dog" Davis, Will Donato, Jazmin Ghent, Elliot Yamin, Brian Bromberg, Blake Aaron, Tom Braxton, Jeff Ryan, Aubrey Logan, Greg Manning, Lin Rountree, Paula Atherton, Willie Bradley, Dean Brown, Carol Albert, Patrick Lamb, Rob Zinn, Andrew Neu, Dee Lucas, David P. Stevens, Tony Exum Jr., Gino Rossaria, Larry Braggs, Demetrios Pappas, David Dyson, Nathan Mitchell, Tony Moore, Tim Hutson, Al Caldwell, Vincent Henry, Tim George, Dave Reinhart, Luis Alicea, Poogie Bell, Sean Michael Ray, Jordan Love, Dexter Whitaker, Nathaniel Kearney and Christian de Mesones along with the horn section for Blood Sweat and Tears; Anibal Rojas, Brad Mason and Michael Boscarino. 

Curtis has also shared the stage with Nick Colionne, Chuck Loeb, Kim Waters, Brian Simpson, Norman Brown, Jeff Golub, Curtis Harmon, Marion Meadows, Steve Oliver, Maysa Leak, Marcus Anderson, Warren Hill, Michael Manson, Marcus Johnson, Jackiem Joyner, Althea Rene, Jeanette Harris, Ragan Whiteside, PJ Spraggins, Marcia Miget, Daniel D, Phillip 'Doc' Martin, Brian Lenair, Stanley Cooper, Donald Robinson, Phaze II, The Fuzz Band, Leroy 'Lonnie' Jordan from War. Curtis also opened for bands such as ZZ Top, Steve Miller Band and John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival. 

In the studio, Curtis records with many great artists adding an array of percussive styles. Curtis appears on recordings with Bob James, Will Donato, Paul Brown, Greg Manning, Adam Hawley, Jeff Ryan, Lindsey Webster, Roberto Vally, Steve Oliver, Tom Schuman, Mark Etheredge, Tony Saunders, Carol Albert, Ragan Whiteside, Blake Aaron, JJ Sansaverino, Rob Zinn, Darryl Williams, Phillip "Doc" Martin, Kevin Jackson, Willie Bradley, Motown Moe, Patrick Yandall, Judah Sealy, Tim Hutson, Terence Thompson, Jean Caze, Andrew Neu, Leon Bisquera, Mike Simms, Johnny Britt, Christian de Mesones, Chris Valentine, Poogie Bell, John Carey, Debora Galan, Carl C-Man Anderson, Nathaniel Kearney, Jay Williams, Magdalena Chovankova, Terry Wollman, Eric Valentine, Mel Brown, Darrell Crooks, Alex Al, Johnny Stewart, Jimmy Reid, Tony Moore and Marvin 'Tony' Hemmings.    

Curtis works with producers such as Greg Manning, Paul Brown, Keith Slattery, Roberto Vally, Blake Aaron, Adam Hawley, Jeff Canady, Bryan Anderson, Marvin “Tony” Hemmings, Terence Thompson and Chris Valentine. 

Curtis' live performances are always rhythmically explosive and visually entertaining and certainly live up to his motto "Bringin' Spice To Your Life" which resonates loud and clear with his ever-growing fan base. For more information visit


 Will Donato 


  • Good On You
  • The Goddess
  • Elevate  (Radio Single)


Album: Elevate 


  • The High Road 
  • Lotus Blossom 
  • Elevate 
  • Cloud Nine 
  • You Got This 
  • It Happens Everyday 
  • Beyond Forever 
  • Stolen Moments 


Album: Renaissance Christmas 


  • Renaissance Christmas


A2Z (Andrew Neu and Rob Zinn)


  • A to Z


    Motown Moe

    Album: Living My Best Life


    • Normandie Ave


    Album: The New Normal


    • Sunday Driver feat. Blake Aaron

      Kevin Jackson


      • Elevation


      Phillip "Doc" Martin 

      Album: Phillip "Doc" Martin 


      • Won't Let Go 
      • Interlude 
      • Start Again 
      • Paradise 


      Christian de Mesones 


      • Hispanica (Instrumental) feat. Bob James


      Album: They Call Me Big New York 


      • Hispanica feat. Debora Galan 
      • Sweetnight feat. Debora Galan 
      • Spirit 
      • Latin Jive Redux 
      • Good Old Days 
      • Dekalb and Flatbush (Live)


      Chris Fischer

      Album: Utopic Swerve

      • Jaylo
      • Zebra
      • L'exquisite
      • So Fly
      • Total Release


      John Carey


      • That Smile

      Roberto Vally


      • On The Down Low
      • The Chicken feat. Paul Brown and Jeff Ryan 


      Bryan Anderson

      Album:  Groove Cafe


      BK & JB


      Tony Saunders

      Album:  All About Love


      • Celebrate You


      Carol Albert  


      • Fire & Water


      Album: Stronger Now  


      • For The Moment feat. Paul Brown  
      • Femme Flight


      Terence Thompson 


      • Uncle Anthony's Cookout
      • Back In Luv 
      • Safe Travels
      • Too Soon
      • No Inhibitions (Blaq Tronic Remix)


      Brass Attack


      • Brazzetude feat. Johnny Britt, Willie Bradley and Rob Zinn 



      • Jazz Legacy Foundation 8th Annual Gala Weekend - Hampton, VA 

      • Middle C Jazz - Charlotte, NC  

      • Blues Boulevard Jazz - Greenville, SC 

      • St James Live! - Atlanta, GA 

      • Roland's Intimate Smooth Jazz Getaway - Melbourne, FL  

      • Tin Pan w/Lin Rountree - Richmond, VA    

      • Tin Pan w/Dee Lucas - Richmond, VA 

      • Dauphin County Jazz and Wine Festival w/David P. Stevens - Harrisburg, PA 

      • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary Chuck Loeb All-Star Jam - Reading, PA 

      • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary w/A2Z feat. Andrew Neu and Rob Zinn - Reading, PA 

      • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary w/Gerald Veasley's Unscripted at Berks - Reading, PA 

      • Berks Jazz Festival 30th Anniversary Gerald Veasley's Midnight Jams - Reading, PA 

      • Berks Jazz Festival All-Star Jam w/Nick Colionne - Reading, PA  

      • Lake Arbor All-Star Jam w/Gerald Veasley - Bethesda, MD  

      • Jazz Legacy Foundation, Late Night Jam w/Nick Colionne - Norfolk, VA  

      • Gloria's w/Vincent Henry feat. Alex Bugnon - Warrenton, VA  

      • Tin Pan w/Lin Rountree - Richmond, VA     

      • City Winery Atlanta w/Carol Albert - Atlanta, GA   

      • Tin Pan w/Rob Zinn - Richmond, VA  

      • Chaddsford Winery Jazz Festival w/Rob Zinn feat. Andrew Neu - Chaddsford, PA  

      • Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club w/Drew Davidsen - Bethesda, MD  

      • Lake Arbor Jazz Festival w/Rob Zinn - Mitchellville, MD  

      • Jazz Legacy Foundation, Late Night Jam w/The Fuzz Band - Hampton, VA  

      • Lake Arbor Jazz Festival w/Christian de Mesones - Mitchellville, MD   

      • Blues Alley w/Christian de Mesones - Washington, DC  

      • Bethesda Blues and Jazz Supper Club w/Christian de Mesones feat. Lindsey Webster - Bethesda, MD  

      • The Anthem w/Spookstock Festival - Washington, DC