am a Brooklyn-born musician, whose roots are R&B, Gospel, Jazz,
Blues & Funk. My favorite artists are Sam
Cooke, Jackie Wilson, BeBe
Benson, BB King,
Parliament Funkadelic, and a whole lot of great acts
in-between. I can attribute the roots of my musical talent to my
who was inducted into the
United In Group Harmony
hall of fame
in 1997 for his efforts with a group called The
a totally self-taught musician, I break a lot of rules that some of my
formally trained peers might frown upon. However, I think it helps give
me an identity.
first picked up the guitar at age 17. At the time, my main instruments
were drums and percussion, but I got serious with the guitar around age
20. Since then, I've played with
Hayes, and Chaka
to name a few. I've also
played at one of Europe's biggest Jazz festivals in Bern, Switzerland
and made their roster of Great Musicians as posted on their website. This
is my first attempt at writing, arranging and producing my own project.
The tracks on the CD are R&B, Funk and smooth Jazz (if you
want to get into labeling).
In creating the tunes, I tried to do so with the average listener
in mind, meaning that I try to make the tracks interesting but not too
slick. Most importantly -- I try to make it groove. I hope you find
that I have accomplished doing so.