It all started for me in Stockton, CA. in the the mid 80's when I began singing, playing piano, and writing songs at the age of 13. At 16 years old, I met some amazing young musicians from Franklin High School in East Stockton at an all city band performance. By the time I was 17, I was recording in Los Angeles at Ameraycan Studios under the creative tutelage/vocal coaching of Philip Ingram (Switch, Motown) and Ollie Brown (Ollie&Jerry). After that crash course into the world of the LA music scene where i recorded demos with great folks like Philip Ingram, Marc Nelson (Az Yet), and shopping tunes to labels, and publishers, I headed back to Northern California and just kept writing music for artists and gigging. From playing keyboards at 19 years old with Confunkshun saxophonist Ron Moton, to performing solo piano and singing every summer weekend at my favorite Caribbean restaurant The Breadfruit Tree, eventually some of my music began to find its way into the hands of other artists and producers.
To date, music I've created has been recorded and produced by artists such as Jeff Lorber, Brian Bromberg, Les Sabler, Eric Marienthal, Toni Scruggs, Rahsaan Patterson, and R&B crooner Keith Eric Martin. I've had the pleasure to share the stage with some of my favorite artists: Jon B, Morris Day and The Time, Donell Jones, as well as residencies with my own band project: Love City Riot. (Click on "MUSIC" and you can hear us playing together on a song I recently wrote "So In Love")
Well, that's about it in a nutshell. I gotta run now but I want to say thank you for checking me out here on the world wide web. I really do appreciate it. It takes time, and time really is the most precious thing that we have to give. I hope to meet you at a future show. Come hang. Chill. Listen. Feel. Enjoy. Say Hello! I always appreciate the love!
So be good to yourself....... and drink lots of water! Sorry, I'm probably saying that more as a reminder to myself.
Oakland, CA. January 2016