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
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 -
Here’s the Day #1 Vid of me testing out the new horn
Thanks for all the love from my friends at Yamaha Winds!
I’m super excited to continue my work as a member of the house band, led by Ray Chew, for Season 19 of Dancing With The Stars. This season promises to be full of excitement, surprises and unexpected twists & turns. Tune in Monday, September 15th for the first episode and keep tuning in each and every Monday night. Nationwide on ABC Television.
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 -
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!
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.
And when we arrived in the lobby of our hotel in Hamburg, this was on the wall!
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!