From his official CBS bio
"Born and raised in New York, Sekou Bunch began pursuing
his creative talents at an early age. One of his first
paintings was put on display at the Museum of Art in New
York when he was just seven years old. At this time, Bunch
also began dancing in local talent shows, often taking first
prize. He later became one of the original break dancers in
the Bronx, where he often attended the famed 'DJ Kool Herc'
parties. At age 15, Bunch picked up a bass guitar and, with
the help of his Uncle Ralph, found his true passion. Three
years later, Bunch recorded his first professional record,
Funkin' for Jamaica, an LP that eventually went gold. While
honing his skills, he completed two years of college at St.
Francis College and Glendale Community College.
Currently a professional jazz musician, Bunch continues to
tour, record and act. He plays electric bass, double bass,
clarinet, guitar and piano. He has recorded and performed
with Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, George Benson, Quincy
Jones, Coolio, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Luther
Vandross, Roger Daltry, Paul Anka, Anita Baker, Wayne
Shorter, Ray Charles and Ice Cube, among others. He co-wrote
the Tom Brownesingle, "Thighs High." He appeared in the
feature films Coming to America, Wild Orchid
[Note: according to IMDb,
this is actually Wild Orchid II, and he played
"Bass player"] and Byrd. He has also played on
numerous commercials and soundtracks, having most recently
recorded the bass for the feature film The Fast and the
Furious 3. He can also be seen in the upcoming
feature film Dreamgirls. In addition, Bunch will
release a new CD of his own entitled The Next Level in
Bunch enjoys gardening, painting, drawing, reading and
writing. He also enjoys basketball, racquetball and lifting
weights. He is most proud of obtaining his first Gold Record
Award when he was just 19 years old.
Bunch currently resides in Los Angeles. He has three
children, Brandis, Brooke, Shalonda, a step daughter Kai, a
fiancée, Toi, and is a proud grandfather to Carlos and
Shelby. His birth date is September 9, 1960."