I have been active in performance and composition since my high school days in the mid eighties . I got my start performing professionally with the great top forty group "Stormy" in Baton Rouge Louisiana at the age of 17 .
In 1992 , I moved to New Orleans where I worked with many talented players and started performing , writing and recording prolifically . I managed to establish myself as being a very solid player of many different styles of music and was able to record on jazz , rock , funk , Latin and hip hop CDs .
In 2004 , I realized a lifelong dream of writing original music , putting a band together , recording and producing a CD , and finally , performing the material at a live music venue in New Orleans . The band was called Big Bang Machine .
In 2006 , one year after hurricane Katrina , I moved to Colorado Springs where I've been active in the music scene recording and performing with many of the top local musicians including my group New Vintage Jazz .
My musical influences include Miles Davis , Freddie Hubbard , Arturo Sandoval , Herbbie Hancock , Chick Corea , Horace Silver , Terrence Blanchard , Poncho Sanchez , Brecker Brothers , Hank Mobley , Cubanismo , Tito Puente and many more from the jazz and Latin genres . I've also been a fan of electronic music for a long time and many of the great electronic artist over the past 15 years have influenced my original music .