Byron Motley is a modern day Renaissance Man.
He is an accomplished singer/songwriter/filmmaker/lecturer/author and photographer.
As a performer Byron has worked on Broadway and performed and recorded with such luminaries as Natalie Cole, Dionne Warwick, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Barry Manilow, Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, Mary J. Blige, and the Boston Pops Orchestra.
Byron's documentary, "THE LEAGUE", about the history and legacy of the Negro Baseball League, was featured at the
Tribeca Film Festival in June 2023 in NYC.
The project is NOW streaming on various platforms including,
Apple, Amazon, Vudu, Spectrum Dish and other outlets!
"THE LEAGUE" TRAILER:
Byron’s award-winning photographic book, EMBRACING CUBA (University Press of Florida), contains nearly 200 color images (with essays) exploring the richness of the island. His photography has also been featured in Vanity Fair, The Advocate, New York Daily News, LA Times, and have shown in galleries, boutiques and museums in the United States, Europe, Puerto Rico and Cuba.
With diverse interests and talents,
Byron is currently producing a documentary about
The Negro Baseball Leagues.
An avid baseball fan, Byron co-authored his father’s memoir THE NEGRO BASEBALL LEAGUES: Tales of Umpiring Legendary Players, Breaking Barriers, and Making American History.
(Simon & Schuster/Skyhorse/Sports Publishing, LLC). The book chronicles his father’s journey growing up in a segregated America to becoming one of the first African-American Marines to
his experiences in Negro baseball.
Byron’s most recent CD “Jazz & Cocktails” (Cocoa Blu Records) has garnered impressive reviews and received attention both stateside and internationally.
Music & lyric by Byron Motley written for and inspired by "THE LEAGUE"
Negro League Baseball documentary!
Byron Motley with a quote by Negro League female player, Mamie "Peanut" Johnson
Byron's new heartwarming single
I Wish I Knew - Byron Motley
We'll Get Through This Together (Feat.) Byron Motley with Jameson Rider Sand
Supporting the doctors, nurses & first responders during this Covid19/Coronavirus pandemic.
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