1.What brought you to music?
I always loved music.Jazz especially,but many kinds of
music. Its hard to describe why. It was just always there..its
still like that!
I heard Jazz everyday in the house..that's not too unique
because lots of young black children grew up around Jazz,but
maybe they didn't like it for themselves even though they know
2. Describe your role models, muses and mentors.
Hmmm...one good model for me was/is John Coltrane. He
overcame certain personal issues and because he devoted so
much time to the music he was able to make a living from
it...and playing some very creative music as you know
Politically some of my role models are Malcolm X and Amiri
Baraka..they had/have the ability to move forward and
recognize that Things Have Got To Change.
Billy Bang was a kind of musical mentor in that he taught me
about dynamics and playing the personality of the