Derwin and Darwin Young (twins) were raised in East St. Louis, Illinois and have emerged as outstanding musicians, songwriters and educators. At the age of 9, both Derwin and Darwin's interest in music began. This interest was cultivated while in attendance at Texas Southern University where they received their Bachelors of Arts Degree in Music Education and then later receiving their Masters in Educational Administration. They were active participants in the jazz, symphonic, marching and performing bands.
They began their professional career in 1976 as one of the founders of the high energy band "Family". Since that time TWIN CONNECTION has worked with several great bands in the Houston area such as "BACHELOR", "HOUSTON RAISIN REVUE", MYSTI DAY AND VISE VERSA", "FIRE AND DESIRE". They have performed in Japan, Singapore, Indonesia and throughout the United States.
Darwin is currently retired from the Houston Independent School District after 32 years of service as a band director. Darwin is now performing with the Twin Connection Duo as well as a trumpet player for the Conrad Johnson Orchestra (CJO). Derwin is also currently retired from the Houston Independent School District after 32 years of service as a band director and general music teacher. Derwin is now working with Twin Connection Duo as well as a saxophonist with the Second Baptist Orchestra (Katy). Audiences have been enthusiastic as they share with others their love of music.
Derwin brings to the scene a blend of talents, which include piano, synthesizers, saxophone, vocals and Yamaha wx5 wind MIDI controller connected to a VL70-m tone module with the absolutely phenomenal Turbo VL upgrade chip from Patchman Music allowing Derwin to realistically emulate practically any instrument. Darwin complements the duo with his versatile talents as well on piano, synthesizer, trumpet, flugel horn, vocals and digital wind MIDI trumpet also connected to a VL70-m tone module with the Turbo VL upgrade chip from Patchman Music allowing Darwin to realistically emulate practically any instrument. The duo plays along with studio quality backing tracks over a high quality PA system, the same tracks as you hear on this site.
The duo brings a new dimension to the usual performance. It is similar to the existing portfolio of classic standards but brings a warmth and excitement guaranteed to enthuse and delight.
Featuring years of experience as professional musicians, Twin Connection performs from an enormous repertoire spanning the legendary music of Miles, Grover, through to Jobim, Sade and Sinatra. The duo also specialize in playing R&B and Pop standards ranging from James Brown and Marvin Gaye to Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder in a smooth jazz fashion. With a library so vast, your guests can expect a varied or tailored performance to suit the occasion.
Our strongest specialties are private parties, corporate events, receptions & banquets. However we are available for most musical events and special occasions.
Previous clients and performances include Judah Hanson Riggs and Associates, Birraporettis, Tony’s, Tuscanny Grill, Pappadeaux’s, Rosewood Funeral Home, Moody Gardens, Grappinos, Null-Lairson, Core-Staff, Southern National Bank, Grisby Grill, Robustos Cigar Bar, M3 Midstream (Momentum Energy), Improving Enterprises, The Moles, Inc., Lomonte's Italian Restaurant and Bar, Strata Restaurant and Bar, Briar Club of Houston, Museum of Fine Arts, Vintage Park Plaza, Paul's Kitchen, Local Pour (Woodlands)and many more.
We would like to thank the following Entertainment Agencies for their support: Best Entertainers, Simply Entertainment, J&D Entertainment, Gulf Coast Entertainment, Show Business Entertainment and Adams & Green Entertainment.