I am a willing channel for the manifestation of music in the world. I use my experiences, positive and negative, to rise to my full potential as an artist. I seek, recognize and incorporate new ideas for creative growth. I seek, recognize and use opportunities to collaborate with others to materialize concepts that aim to improve the world. I aim to bring joy, happiness, insight and realizations to humanity through my music.
As performing musician, my sound is built upon a strong background in musical theory, harmony and award-winning jazz musicianship. Those elements vary depending on the genre of music I’m performing, but they always add substance, intricacy and layers to the sound. When performing, my aim is to engage the audience, to make them want to move their bodies and to think about the story I’m telling.
As a composer/arranger, my original music comes across as intelligent, well-structured, and melodic. My compositions evoke an awareness within my audience of the joys and sorrows of life, leaving them with hope for the future.
My work is reminiscent of the great composers, jazz pianists and singer/songwriters of the R&B era and the heyday of jazz.