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In studio moments

I’ve been having a great time in the studio lately from practicing Piccolo for a show I had with the amazing Brazilian artist, Arthur Verocai at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles, continuing to get closer to the finish line on my upcoming project, “Meu Brasil”, getting started on the production for vocalist Victor Fields‘ […]

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News
21st Century Musicians

I recently was asked what it takes to be a 21st Century musician and it got me thinking. To me, what it takes to be a 21st Century musician is the about the challenge of balancing the unending need to be commercially multi-faceted while maintaining the specialization of and focus on the things to which […]

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Music
Europe 2019

Excited to head to Europe for a few weeks with Sergio Mendes and the gang! We have a whole series of shows and I expect to have a good and safe time while we’re there. It’s been a few years since we’ve spent an extended time in Europe, so we’re all really looking forward to […]

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Music
Spring 2019

Whoa! How is Spring here so soon? This Winter, Southern California experienced almost historic amounts of rain. The East had and continues to have super cold storms and both coasts had weather issues called things I’ve never heard of! In the midst of all that, I was still working towards the completion of my upcoming album, […]

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Thoughts
Remembering James Ingram

I am among the huge list of artists that had the blessing of being in the presence of and touched by the beautiful spirit of James Ingram. I worked with him both in the studio and in concert. To hear that voice from all those hit records singing in the studio or in a rehearsal […]

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Thoughts
2019 is here!

As I write, we’re already 9 days into the new year and I still can’t believe that 2018 is over. For some of us, it was a year that opened the door to new relationships and for others, it was a year where we had to say goodbye to those we loved. Either way, what […]

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Music
A Legendary Christmas

So we just found out that the #1 Christmas album in the country is John Legend’s new “A Legendary Christmas” and we couldn’t be happier about it! I’m excited to have been a part of the talented horn section on John’s first Christmas album and even had the opportunity to write the horn arrangement on […]

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Music
Paul McCartney “Egypt Station”

Since the release of the new Paul McCartney album “Egypt Station” is out, we can FINALLY talk about it. I’m still overjoyed to be part of the choir of singers featured on this project. It’s one thing to be in a group of beautiful voices, another thing to know you’re singing on a cool artist’s […]

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News
Aretha Franklin thoughts…

After hearing the news of Aretha Franklin’s passing this morning, I was holding back tears from the sadness of her loss. You see, unlike many of my friends and associates, I didn’t know her. I never had the chance to meet her, play with her, record for her or even see her live. I lived […]

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Brazil
Getting closer…

Super excited as I’ve been working away at the new project “Meu Brasil” and each day brings a new adventure but I’m beginning to see the finish line. The great Sergio Mendes keeps telling me to take my time and that’s exactly what I’m doing. Currently, I’m in the studio everyday finalizing some vocals, cleaning […]

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Brazil
“Meu Brasil” Update

I can’t believe it’s already June 2018! Time really does fly when you’re having fun. I’ve been hard at work writing and arranging for maestro Sergio Mendes on his new project and on my upcoming and first Brazilian album, Meu Brasil which translates to My Brazil. I’m at the halfway point and am in the […]

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Music
Real Horns For You?

If you’ve been looking to add the sound of real horns on your new project, let me help you out. I’d love to create a tailor-made horn arrangement for your new project performed by some of the top horn players in the Los Angeles recording session scene. Professionally recorded in my studio, Pipewind Sound, I […]

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Kleber Jorge at Vibrato

Come join me as I share the stage with my brother and Sergio Mendes & #Brazil2019 band mate, Kleber Jorge at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill in Bel Air. An accomplished studio musician and renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, Kleber Jorge, has been captivating audiences for over two decades. Joined by Bill Cantos on piano, […]

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Sergio Mendes in Bethesda

Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova Come celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist, Sergio Mendes. Joining us for this night of music is vocalist Bebel Gilberto, daughter of João Gilberto who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova […]

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Los Angeles Celebrates Bossa Nova

Please join me as I take part in a wonderful group of artists paying homage to the Brazilian album Elis & Tom with this all-star cast of LA-based musicians led by Angelo Metz. A collaboration between the legendary composer-arranger Antônio Carlos Jobim and the iconic singer Elis Regina, Elis & Tom was recorded in Los Angeles in 1974 and is still considered one of […]

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Sergio Mendes – Seattle

Hey Emerald City, we’re back in one of our favorite places to play – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Set in the heart of the city, Jazz Alley is one the premiere locations to hear good music in Seattle. This week promises to continue our wonderful connection to this gorgeous city, the people and this great music […]

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Music
In studio moments

I’ve been having a great time in the studio lately from practicing Piccolo for a show I had with the amazing Brazilian artist, Arthur Verocai at the Lodge Room in Los Angeles, continuing to get closer to the finish line on my upcoming project, “Meu Brasil”, getting started on the production for vocalist Victor Fields‘ […]

View More

News
21st Century Musicians

I recently was asked what it takes to be a 21st Century musician and it got me thinking. To me, what it takes to be a 21st Century musician is the about the challenge of balancing the unending need to be commercially multi-faceted while maintaining the specialization of and focus on the things to which […]

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Music
Europe 2019

Excited to head to Europe for a few weeks with Sergio Mendes and the gang! We have a whole series of shows and I expect to have a good and safe time while we’re there. It’s been a few years since we’ve spent an extended time in Europe, so we’re all really looking forward to […]

View More

Music
Spring 2019

Whoa! How is Spring here so soon? This Winter, Southern California experienced almost historic amounts of rain. The East had and continues to have super cold storms and both coasts had weather issues called things I’ve never heard of! In the midst of all that, I was still working towards the completion of my upcoming album, […]

View More

Thoughts
Remembering James Ingram

I am among the huge list of artists that had the blessing of being in the presence of and touched by the beautiful spirit of James Ingram. I worked with him both in the studio and in concert. To hear that voice from all those hit records singing in the studio or in a rehearsal […]

View More

Thoughts
2019 is here!

As I write, we’re already 9 days into the new year and I still can’t believe that 2018 is over. For some of us, it was a year that opened the door to new relationships and for others, it was a year where we had to say goodbye to those we loved. Either way, what […]

View More

Music
A Legendary Christmas

So we just found out that the #1 Christmas album in the country is John Legend’s new “A Legendary Christmas” and we couldn’t be happier about it! I’m excited to have been a part of the talented horn section on John’s first Christmas album and even had the opportunity to write the horn arrangement on […]

View More

Music
Paul McCartney “Egypt Station”

Since the release of the new Paul McCartney album “Egypt Station” is out, we can FINALLY talk about it. I’m still overjoyed to be part of the choir of singers featured on this project. It’s one thing to be in a group of beautiful voices, another thing to know you’re singing on a cool artist’s […]

View More

News
Aretha Franklin thoughts…

After hearing the news of Aretha Franklin’s passing this morning, I was holding back tears from the sadness of her loss. You see, unlike many of my friends and associates, I didn’t know her. I never had the chance to meet her, play with her, record for her or even see her live. I lived […]

View More

Brazil
Getting closer…

Super excited as I’ve been working away at the new project “Meu Brasil” and each day brings a new adventure but I’m beginning to see the finish line. The great Sergio Mendes keeps telling me to take my time and that’s exactly what I’m doing. Currently, I’m in the studio everyday finalizing some vocals, cleaning […]

View More

Brazil
“Meu Brasil” Update

I can’t believe it’s already June 2018! Time really does fly when you’re having fun. I’ve been hard at work writing and arranging for maestro Sergio Mendes on his new project and on my upcoming and first Brazilian album, Meu Brasil which translates to My Brazil. I’m at the halfway point and am in the […]

View More

Music
Real Horns For You?

If you’ve been looking to add the sound of real horns on your new project, let me help you out. I’d love to create a tailor-made horn arrangement for your new project performed by some of the top horn players in the Los Angeles recording session scene. Professionally recorded in my studio, Pipewind Sound, I […]

View More

Kleber Jorge at Vibrato

Come join me as I share the stage with my brother and Sergio Mendes & #Brazil2019 band mate, Kleber Jorge at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill in Bel Air. An accomplished studio musician and renowned singer, songwriter, guitarist and vocalist, Kleber Jorge, has been captivating audiences for over two decades. Joined by Bill Cantos on piano, […]

View More

Sergio Mendes in Bethesda

Sergio Mendes & Bebel Gilberto The 60th Anniversary of Bossa Nova Come celebrate 60 years of Bossa Nova with multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist, and vocalist, Sergio Mendes. Joining us for this night of music is vocalist Bebel Gilberto, daughter of João Gilberto who made her Carnegie Hall debut at age 9 on a Bossa Nova […]

View More

Los Angeles Celebrates Bossa Nova

Please join me as I take part in a wonderful group of artists paying homage to the Brazilian album Elis & Tom with this all-star cast of LA-based musicians led by Angelo Metz. A collaboration between the legendary composer-arranger Antônio Carlos Jobim and the iconic singer Elis Regina, Elis & Tom was recorded in Los Angeles in 1974 and is still considered one of […]

View More

Sergio Mendes – Seattle

Hey Emerald City, we’re back in one of our favorite places to play – Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley. Set in the heart of the city, Jazz Alley is one the premiere locations to hear good music in Seattle. This week promises to continue our wonderful connection to this gorgeous city, the people and this great music […]

View More