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Place of Birth: Dallas, Texas
Musical Experience: I started Piano at age 6 and playing in bands since 7th grade. I began jazz studies at age 16 and earned recognition at the Texas State High School Jazz Band Competition as outstanding piano player. I have performed with The Drifters, Clark Terry, Pat Travers, and Elliott Easton
Musical Influences: Grew up listening to Big Band, Swing and 60’s/70’s rock, Motown and Funk. I learned so much from the music of the 60’s and 70’s
Jazz Influences: Oscar Petersen - Louie Armstrong – Duke Ellington – Count Basie – John Coltrane – Lyle Mays – Bob James –Miles Davis