Born Dec. 27, 1959 to the parents of Roy Hawkins and Precious Singleton. R. Hawkins Jr. an American pianist, songwriter, producer of gospel jazz and a gospel blues musician. My training comes from my father's up bringing. As a young man, I strived to learn music. I received my degree at Eubanks Conservatory of Music and Arts in Los Angeles Ca. Presently I am working as a music producer, live musician, music instructor and a songwriter. So the gift that God gave me from my father's styles and awesome skill will continue. Therefore, I am looking forward to touching my father's musical fan base. I remember him for his greatness and now his legacy will live on.