Morris Hayes is a multi-talented world-class keyboardist, songwriter, producer and visual artist. Morris has worked or performed with: Prince, Maceo Parker & The MPB, Larry Graham, Mazarati, Chaka Khan, Elton John, Babyface, Stevie Wonder, Herbie Hancock, Shelia E., Carlos Santana, Lenny Kravitz, Smokie Norful, Fred Wesley, George Clinton & P. Funk, George Benson, Doug E. Fresh, Cee Lo, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Mint Condition, Will i am, Candy Dulfer, Alicia Keys, Ludacris.
Natalie Cole, Mike Philips, Ann Nesby, Vanessa Bell Armstrong, Tramaine Hawkins, Maroon 5, Questlove, Frank McCombs, Najee, Philip Bailey, Floetry, Sheryl Crow, Gwen Stefani, Angie Stone, D'Angelo, Common, Erykah Badu, Bono and the Edge, Macy Grey, Debra Cox, Eve, Ani Di Franco, Bill Banfield, Shanice, Mica Paris and many others.
Morris Hayes performance with Prince at the 2007 Pepsi Super Bowl XLI Halftime Show which was carried to the biggest audience of his life - 140 million television viewers, as well as 74,500 live fans at Dolphin Stadium.
Music critics called it "arguably the best halftime show in Super Bowl history," nominating the performance for two Emmys.
Morris Hayes and Co-Founder of Icon Collective, David Alexander, met in 1988 as Morris was leaving for Minneapolis to join Prince's band. David Alexander spent 2 weeks studying under Morris and preparing to fill his shoes as keyboardist for the Austin Band, "The Bizness." It was the beginning of their careers as future musicians, artists and producers. Twenty years later, Morris Hayes and David Alexander reunite to bring Icon Collective the most innovative approach to music production, enabling young aspiring artists to live creative, artistic lifestyles.
As an advisory member of IC, Morris Hayes will share his insights on music production, artist development and industry wisdom with the Collective, keeping Icon Collective's curriculum current and relevant.