So much going on….

Since my last post, so much has gone on. Here’s a quick update:

My college professor, Donald Sinta, retired after 40 years of teaching. They held a wonderful retirement party and concert for him in Ann Arbor. For 40 years he transformed lives and raised the standard of modern classical saxophone playing. I love this man!! Honored to be among his gifted group of students and it was great to have been a part of this celebration. #ThankGodForThisOpportunity #LearnFromAMaster

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In the early part of September, we lost a giant in the jazz world, Maestro Gerald Wilson. :-( Gerald was an American icon, mostly known as a big band composer and arranger who, among a list of other things, lead the Gerald Wilson Orchestra. I was honored and humbled to be among the great list of musicians who were a part of his orchestra. To list the names of the musicians who passed through Gerald’s band is like a Who’s Who of jazz. He will be greatly missed by the musical community but more so by his family. My prayers continue to be with them.

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Still getting used to my new look but having fun being dread free! I have SO MANY hats now :-)

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#DWTS Dancing With The Stars

We’re back and here are some shots from the rehearsals to the shows – Check my show schedule for time & channel. Enjoy the pix!

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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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