When I was a fetus, my great-grandmother Ella told my mother,"I'm going to get you a piano, and your first child is going to learn how to play it." I started learning my way around the instrument around 5 years old, and haven't looked back since (save for a short period in middle school when I was too cool to play piano - or too distracted). Constantly seeking out and exploring new musical frontiers, I have played all over America with over 40 bands and ensembles, setting up residencies in Connecticut, Boston, Vermont, and most recently New Orleans.
In college I was fortunate enough to study with jazz luminaries Anthony Braxton and Pheeroan akLaff. While in the NorthEast, I got to share the stage with international reggae artists such as Everton Blender (Jamaica), Shasha Marley (Ghana), Queen Omega (Trinidad), Ajahni (Haiti), Sara Lugo (Germany) and Toussaint the Liberator (USA).
Since arriving in New Orleans, I have been busy creating music with brass bands, jazz bands, funk bands, cover bands, country bands, singer-songwriters, jazz groups, and hip-hop producers, as well as my own project, The Gold Standard. I'm also frequently gigging with country-soul-party group Hyperphlyy and spiritual brass jazz band Africa Brass.
In addition to recording and playing gigs, I'm a professional Minister of Music, currently accompanying church services in Greater New Orleans on piano and pipe organ. I also have experience with live sound, record engineering, and I even spent a short time playing cello in a symphony orchestra.
My favorite food is and always has been pizza.
1977 Rhodes Mk. 1
Korg Stage Piano
Korg CX-3 Organ
Motion Sound Pro-3T Leslie Speaker
Motion Sound KP-200S Stereo Speaker
Epiphone Thunderbird Bass