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Kravitz was so impressed with his playing that Denson played on much of the album.Denson toured with Kravitz for the next five years.At his mother's urging, Kravitz joined the California Boys Choir for three years, where he performed a classical repertoire, and sang with the Metropolitan Opera.He took part in Mahler's Third Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl.Eventually a deal was made with Virgin Records in January 1989, and signed by Virgin A&R executive Nancy Jeffries.The label was excited about the music he was making, music inspired by his relationship with wife Bonet and their new daughter, Zoe.His mother encouraged his dreams of pursuing music.
Kravitz had met recording engineer/keyboardist/bassist Henry Hirsch in 1985 when recording a demo at his Hoboken, New Jersey recording studio.Leonard Albert Kravitz (born May 26, 1964) is an American singer, songwriter, actor and record producer.His "retro" style incorporates elements of rock, blues, soul, R&B, funk, jazz, reggae, hard rock, psychedelic, pop, folk, and ballads.It was in Los Angeles that Kravitz was first introduced to rock music, listening to The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, The Grateful Dead, Aerosmith, Black Sabbath, Creedence Clearwater Revival, KISS, Pink Floyd, and The Who.John Lennon and Bob Marley proved later to be influential as well. Maria Mc Kee, actor Nicolas Cage and musician Slash were his classmates.Kravitz grew up spending weekdays on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, with his parents, attending P. 6 for elementary school, and weekends at his grandmother Bessie Roker's house in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn. Kravitz grew up listening to the music his parents listened to: R&B, jazz, classical, opera, gospel, and blues.Kravitz began banging on pots and pans in the kitchen, playing them as drums at the age of three. "My parents were very supportive of the fact that I loved music early on, and they took me to a lot of shows," Kravitz said.Kravitz urged Smith to manage his career and assist him in finding a record deal.In less than a month of shopping the recordings, five labels (Warner Bros, Elektra, Geffen, Capitol and Virgin) were in a bidding war for Kravitz.In 1978, Kravitz was accepted into the school's well-respected music program.He taught himself to play piano and bass, and made friends with Zoro who would later become his long-time collaborator. He also appeared as an actor in television commercials during this time.