Drummer, Concerned Social Spirit and Jazz Fan.
I am currently in the midst of a thirty five year love affair with jazz music. If lucky, I may get another twenty five or so before it's time to move on. I have been a student, player and listener throughout, having spent a few years at Arizona State in the 70s with guys like Frank Smith, Lewis Nash, Alan Chase, Frank Kimbrough and my brother, Mark Lyons. Playing today is largely a hobby, but supporting the music by purchasing recordings and attending live performances is paramount to my well being. Music and art are as important to my soul as food and breath are to my body. Concern for the community at large and the good fortune of my fellow â€˜travelersâ€™ highlight my thoughts and efforts. A couple of my favorite quotes; â€œI merely took the time to pout and wrote down some blues," Duke Ellington. â€œWickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attractiveness of others," Oscar Wilde.