No novice to the music industry, Art has a very impressive resume in a broad range of areas including writing, recording, production and live performances as a vocalist and keyboardist. To his credit he has spent a considerable amount of time in and around the Hollywood music recording scene sitting in on recording sessions with Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, George Duke and many other well-known writers, artists and producers. He didn't realize it at the time but just having the privilege of being there, watching these legendary artists record, were invaluable experiences that he would later learn, contributed tremendously to his recording instincts and ability.
Inspired by his godfather, famed jazz trumpeter Louis Armstrong and his father, top 40 songwriter, James “Smokey” McAllister, Art's background includes that of music director for vocalist, Lenny Williams ( Tower of Power ) and also Rebbie Jackson, Michael Jackson’s sister. Art wrote title tracks and had charted singles with both artists.
During his years in the secular recording industry Art was also signed on to EMI Music Publishing where he worked on staff 4 years as a developing writer/producer.