Kadeem Chambers was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Decatur, Georgia. Chambers started his musical career as a trumpet player at the tender age of 9. At 12 years old, Chambers began to play the tuba, and became a fan of the instrument just after 3 months of learning how to play. During this short period, Chambers became a member of the district IV Honor Band, which enhanced his musical career. He was also a member of the GMEA All State Band for two consecutive years. For Chambers, being apart of an elite musical group was an honor, because he was among some of the best musicians in the state of Georgia. Throughout Chambers’ high school career, he proceeded to work with some of the most influential musicians and conductors which helped shape his musical craft. Musical influencers such as James Seda, Samuel Rowley, Nicholas Thomas, Gabriel Arnold, Natalie Brown, and Bernard Flythe, helped Chambers become a member of the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony for 4 consecutive years. These mentors also helped Chambers become a member of the University of Georgia’s JanFest Honor Band program, while allowing him to continue his membership in the GMEA All State Band for an additional 3 years. Because of Chamber’s successful mentorship, he was able to become a member of the Music For All National Honor Band of America during his senior year which motivated him to do more.
Kadeem Chambers attended Kennesaw State University, where he majored in Music Education, with a concentration in Music Performance. With the help of his instructor, Bernard Flythe, Chambers created many opportunities for himself while at the University. During his musical career, Chambers worked with many influential conductors and some of the best tuba professionals, including: David Kehler, Micheal Alexander, Micheal Moore, Tom Bough, Thomas Cremer, Mallory Thompson, Paul Dickenson, Nathaniel Parker, Scott Stewart, Col. Graham, Alan Baer, Samuel Hazo, and many others.
Mr. Chambers has also engaged in the entertainment side of music as well, through spectacular performances using his instrumental skills. Chambers is a featured musician on Mariah Carey’s album, “Memoirs of an Imperfect Angel” on the track, “Up Out My Face”. Chambers also performed for the Atlanta Dream during for their halftime show, played for Google’s National Tech Convention, appeared on Peachtree TVs show, “Drumroll: SWD”, performed as a musician on BETs, “The Quad”, performed as a musician on VH1s, “Drumline 2”, performed at Dolly Parton’s theme park “Dollywood” for their summertime celebration, and was a performer for the Dolly Pardon’s parade, while also being featured on the talk show “The View”. Mr. Chambers is also a Grammy Award Winner for his involvement as a tubist at
Beyoncé’s historic Coachella Performance and has also served as a musician on Drumline Live, where he tours across the nation to perform shows on a yearly basis.
Mr. Chambers currently works with the Atlanta Hawks as a Tubist for their band, the ATLBOOM where he is entering their second season. Mr. Chambers also works as a Brass Coach for Middle/High School students getting ready for various competitions and/or college preparations and is a student at Georgia State University where he plans to finish his degree in Music Education. He teaches individual lessons for students preparing for All State and college auditions to help expand their musical talents. Kadeem Chambers is very involved in his community by being a proud member of multiple organizations such as: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, Georgia Millennial Educators, National Association For Music Educators, Georgia Association of Educators, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Incorporated.