After graduating high school he ventured to the East Coast, more specifically, the Mannes School of Music at New School University where he got to study with three great drummers: Jimmy Cobb, Lewis Nash, and Kenny Washington. After sometime honing his chops on the scene he returned to school earning his Master's in Jazz Studies at the prestigious Juilliard School.
Noted as a "conscientious jazz drummer with a nimble and approachable style" (Nate Chinen, New York Times) he has played with such leading artists as Wynton and Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano, Chico and Von Freeman and Greg Osby. He has also made it a point to collaborate with the next wave of musical leaders such as Tim Warfield, Christian Sands, Orin Evans and Melanie Charles.
In 2017 he fulfilled a life-long goal of returning to higher education, this time as a Juilliard faculty member. In the summer of 2019 he joined the faculty at Hunter College which is one of the constituent colleges of the City University of New York. As a lecturer he has presented masterclasses at Tulane University(New Orleans), The Cultural Arts Center of Galicia, Spain and since 2012 he has created and implemented music curriculum for several school districts throughout northern New Jersey. These music programs teach children teamwork through the fundamentals of rhythm, melody, harmony and songwriting. As of 2014 the program has been in partnership with the Little Kids Rock program and offers instruction in percussion, guitar, bass, piano and voice. He holds a Supervisors certification and Vice-Principal and Principal certifications in Education. He is a member of Percussive Arts Society and the New Jersey Education Association.
Radio & Podcasts
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February 04, 2021
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March 26, 2018
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Recordings: As Leader | As Sideperson
Black, Brown, and Blue
Smoke Sessions Records
New York Nowhere
Words to Love
Music Inspired by...
PeaceFrom: Black, Brown, and Blue
By Reggie Quinerly
FreedmantownFrom: Music Inspired by Freedmantown
By Reggie Quinerly