My New Arrival!

I’m the proud poppa of a bouncing new Yamaha baritone saxophone! She’s a little larger than the others so, even though she’s the youngest, she already acts like a big sister to the other girls :-)

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The best part was that I got to introduce her to the world at Sony Studios during a recording session for the legendary Neil Young. Here are some shots from the session -

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Here’s the Day #1 Vid of me testing out the new horn :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo5mCXsZgqk&index=1&list=UULAPlgcyMpudnb05IDZYIcw

Thanks for all the love from my friends at Yamaha Winds!

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Steve Harvey’s 2014 Neighborhood Awards

I’m very excited to have been a part of this past weekend’s Neighborhood Awards hosted by Steve Harvey. Held in Philips Arena in Atlanta, the Neighborhood Awards honors the best of selected small businesses throughout the African American community. We performed with Ne-Yo, India.Arie, Johnny Gill, and a host of others. Here are some shots from the weekend -

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Back Home!

After a great run of shows in Europe, I’m really happy to be home. I’ve already had some gigs & sessions back here in Los Angeles and am looking forward to how summer will come to a close and prepare me for autumn. Check my Show Schedule to keep up with where I’ll be – it’s a great way for us to stay in touch! I hope you’re having a rewarding summer. God bless!

The Horn Session-1

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The European 2014 Tour

Well we’re winding down to the end of the Sergio Mendes & Brazil 2014 European Tour and we have had a great time. We’ve performed at some amazing places with wonderful audiences. Tomorrow we’re performing in Rotterdam and then on to Marseille where we’ll share the stage with funk master George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic. THAT’S gonna be a night to remember!

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Here are a few shots from the tour:

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Vienne Village

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World Cup Fever!

We finished our first show in Germany last night with the Sergio Mendes band and both Brazil & Germany have made it to the semi-finals. You can just imagine, with a band full of Brazilians and a crew full of Germans in Germany – how excited we all are! We all rushed back to the hotel after the show to watch the Brazil – Columbia match before turning in for the night. It would be amazing to have Brazil and Germany in the final, but we’ll see. My heart, of course, is with Brazil.

Vai Brazil!

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And when we arrived in the lobby of our hotel in Hamburg, this was on the wall!

Hamburg Lobby

So, as we all know, Brazil didn’t win :-( but Germany played an amazing game so, in lieu of the loss and the fact that I’m IN GERMANY, I’ve gotta give the German team my love. I have to admit watching soccer with real fans especially here in Europe does help to get me to understand the game a lot more. I’m still learning but, what do you expect, I grew up with our American professional sports & soccer never quite took hold here. Things are changing and I think this World Cup helped America start enjoying this game. Go Germany!

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