Born and raised in Southern California, Donald started off in music playing the alto saxophone in church and later moving on to tenor and learning jazz at the Hamilton High School Academy of Music. In 2002 he recived a full scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston graduating in 2006. During and since Berklee Donald has performed with such artist as Ralph Peterson, Delfeayo Marsalis, Shelia E, George Duke, Robin Thicke and LMFAO and has lead his own groups such as J4DA and The Big 3. As someone who sees music as a craft to be handed down Donald also has added teaching to his resume working with the Inglewood School Districts ASES programs where he teaches a jazz/funk youth ensemble and piano as well as private lessons. As a composer Donald mixes the mind bending elements of jazz harmony with the body bending elements of funk with a "G-Funk" delivery.