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Moved to New York in 1978 to be closer to the source of the music I loved. Met Rodney Jones, then playing with Dizzy Gillespie. Rodney intoduced me to guitar guru Bruce Johnson who introduced me to many other great guitarists on the scene at that time. Rodney left Dizzy's band in 1978 and asked Diz to call me. Remained with Dizzy from 1978 to 1983. Joined again in 1986 until his passing.
Since that time I've performed with many of the great players on the scene today, Bluiett, Henry Threadgill, Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, John Patton, Dakota Staton, Roy Hargove, Sherman Irby, Pheeroan Ak Laff,Ratzo Harris,Oliver Lake,Mario Rivera,Laird Jackson,Hilton Ruiz,Yoron Israel,Andy Mckee,Ruth Brown,Steve Coleman and many others.