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Lenny "the Groove Master" Stallworth, was born and raised in the "dirty south," in a small town called Moss Point on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He started playing the electric bass at age 11, and at 12 joined his first funk and soul band, called the Super Soul Movement. In 1973, the group recorded their first vinyl single, called “Bad, Bad, Bad, Ain't That Something.”
At 18, Stallworth's first big break came when he was recruited to go on the road with the legendary show band Poo Nanny. Touring "the chittlin circuit," Stallworth earned the nickname "Liquicklenny The Groove Master."
In 1985, he chose to explore different genres of music and came to Boston to study at Berklee College of Music. Through both personal work and his studies at the school, Stallworth quickly became well-known in the local and regional circuit, and this word of mouth directly translated into countless future opportunities.
Stallworth is the bassist for RH Factor, the band of famous trumpeter Roy Hargrove. He has toured the world with both this group and other various artists, such as smooth jazz saxophonist Najee, funk legend and saxophonist Maceo Parker, and jazz saxophonist Kenny Garrett, to name a few
Currently, Stallworth is an associate professor at Berklee, where he teaches in the Performance division and the Bass Department.