Updated: Dec 28, 2020
Sheldon Reynolds is widely known as former lead guitarist and vocalist for legendary group Earth, Wind, and Fire. During that era Reynolds recorded with the group Chicago. His tenure with Earth, Wind & Fire lasted 14 years, Before joining Earth Wind and Fire Reynolds toured with blues performer Millie Jackson. He later played and produced music for Capital recording artists, Sun. He went on to join The Commodores in 1983 and remained with the group for 4 years. Reynolds joined Experience Hendrix, the family company of Jimi Hendrix, realizing another life-long dream of being involved in the musical legacy of the greatest guitarist of all-time.
This experience lead to a project which he produced called Power of Soul. For this project Sheldon produced artist such as Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Sting, Santana, Eric Clapton, John Lee Hooker, Stevie Ray Vaughn, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins and Earth, Wind and Fire.
Also Reynolds’ credits is his work as writer and performer with well-known artists such as Taste of Honey, Kirk Whalum, the Pointer Sisters, Stephanie Mills and Paula Abdul. Reynolds’ vocal work includes the musical soundtrack from the motion picture Glory, theme music for the hit television shows Who's The Boss and Chicago Hope. Reynolds received an Image Award for lifetime achievement while a member of Earth, Wind & Fire. Reynolds was nominated for a Grammy for the popular song Sunday Morning, which Reynolds wrote and recorded with EWF. This past summer Sheldon co-wrote and sang the first single and number one song "Always Remember" from the Brian Culbertson CD "Bringing Back the Funk", He also wrote music and appeared in the show "Sunny in Philly" with Danny Devito.
In March of 2015 Sheldon with Brian Culbertson had the number 1 tune on Billboard Charts Smooth Jazz Category Think Free (Live).
A hidden passion of Sheldon is astronomy and the effect it has on musical creativity.
Sheldon has produced a short video called Images of Life asking the question is there life on other parts planets.
Sheldon was an Associate Editor for Astronomy Magazine, provided support for
SETI Institute a research organization whose mission is to explore, understand, and explain the origin and nature of life in the universe, and to apply the knowledge gained to inspire and guide present and future generations. ... SETI stands for the "search for extraterrestrial intelligence".
Sheldon was one of the speakers at The Arecibo Observatory the home of the second-largest single-dish radio telescope. The telescope was featured in the movie Contact with Jodie Foster.
Co - writer of the song Love And Respect and President of music for the non profit Love And Respect All Women operated by women for women whose Mission is
Support Women experiencing inequality and disadvantages in today ` s society. Will also help women navigate thru the basic necessities in life to achieve their dream, draw attention to the role and impact women play in today’s society, how there treated, the challenges they face and the need for support.
Sheldon is also the face of Love And Respect All Women community initiative Charged Up. This is a campaign fundraising partnership with Alma` s Angeles Care to provide power inverters to school districts and organizations working with homeless students distant learning with a laptop. This additional equipment will charge up the laptop much quicker allowing the student to continue doing their work much easier.
When Sheldon isn’t performing with Kalimba The Spirit of Earth, Wind and Fire he` s working on Behind the Groove an Education, Information, Interview, Music television series which he` s Executive Producer and Co - Creator.
Sheldon Leonard has joined the front lead team of the #GoodTimes PPV Concert happening Jan. 30, 2021. This all-star even is hosted by Carlena Exans, the daughter of Good Times creator, Mike Evans.