Bobby Sparks II

Apr 17


A child prodigy, Bobby Sparks began playing the organ when he was 3-years-old. Growing up, he played for many area church choirs, music workshops and vocal groups. After high school, Sparks moved to the Dallas area where he met Kirk Franklin.

Bobby was an original member of Franklin’s band, served as his musical director from 1992-2005, and has played with Franklin for 20 years. He has also worked with musical giants such as Herbie Hancock, Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Tower of Power, Marcus Miller, RAY CHARLES(!), George Benson, Dave Koz, Lalah Hathaway, Roy Hargrove, Al Jarreau, Les McCann, Snarky Puppy, Kirk Whalum, David Sanborn, St. Vincent, and PRINCE!!! He has performed at the White House and has provided music for radio and TV commercials, TV programs and movies such as Kingdom Come and The Prince of Egypt.

10pm – 1am