Being a musician and learning about music is a journey that thankfully never ends.
I have had many magic moments:
When I first heard a recording of Charlie Haden, I knew he was my ideal. His rich organic tone hit in the center of my heart and I wanted to emulate his sound and feeling. Years later, I had the incredible opportunity to study with Haden in a Master Class at the Atlantic Center for the Arts.
Then there was the time I met bass pioneer Jaco Pastorious, who hugely influenced my playing of the electric bass.
Over the years, I have shared the stage or recorded with artists as varied as Mose Allison, John Abercrombie, Charlie Byrd, Dizzy Gillepsie, Hank Crawford, Ray Charles, Sheila Jordan, George Hamilton V, Bucky Pizzarelli, Frank Kimbrough, Maria Howell and Dom Flemmons.