Dr. Lou Fischer Co-Founder of JEN, and the man who funded the scholarship I received, decided to introduce me to Jamey Aebersold, whom I had already met the day before. Jamey reaches into his pocket and says, “Hey. I got something for ya.” And he gave me this quarter. That’s Duke Ellington’s portrait and his name on the piano.
BIG NEWS! Next Friday, December 12 I’ll be opening for JON BATISTE & his band Stay Human here in Park City! It’s a private event for 300 VIPs. I’m very honored and excited to be chosen to play solo for this. Jon is considered one of the 30 under 30 most influential people in world music. www.Jonbatiste.com
I’ll be performing tomorrow Saturday, August 15 at the Davis Arts Council Summer Concert Series with the Crescent Super Band at 8 PM at the Kenley Amphitheater in Layton, UT. The Summer Concert Series includes performances by Bill Cosby, The Indigo Girls and Blood Sweat and Tears, Honored to be on the same stage.
Live on Park City TV Weds, Aug 13! Watch me play live and be interviewed Wednesday, August 13 from 6 pm to 7 pm mountain time on Park City TV. Sax/flute player Derrick Dymalski will be with me. http://parkcity.tv/livestream
It was a pleasure performing at the Voices for Children of Broward County’s Soaring for Children Charity Gala Event at The Grateful Palate.
Grammy Band Audition 2014 – Quiet Now, Denny Zeitlin (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Grammy Band Audition 2014 – Detroit, Marcus Miller (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Grammy Band Audition 2014 – Billie’s Bounce, Charlie Parker (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Grammy Band Audition 2014 – Have You Met Miss Jones, Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Now’s the Time with trumpeter Anthony Hervey
Thank you to the African-American Omega Psi Phi Fraternity ETA NU Chapter for the jazz scholarship at today’s Talent Hunt Competition.
With Melton Mustafa, Sr., a great mentor to me.
“Sophisticated Lady” by Duke Ellington. Stand Up Bass played by the amazing Chris Mills (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
“Well You Needn’t” by Thelonius Monk (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)
Max Holm Improvisation #2
Max Holm Improvisation #1
UM Young Musicians Camp Honors Jazz Concert 2012 with Ira Sullivan (Source: https://www.youtube.com/)