I saw musicians doing their thing in church when I was a kid. I slowly taught my self to play the piano and then switch to bass when I reach university.
Your sound and approach to music:
My sound and approach to music include the vast array of personal experiences over the years both locally and abroad. My strong appreciate for culture and language and the liberty to freely express myself in which ever way I want in any given instance.
Your teaching approach:
My philosophy is actually to help students come up with their own philosophies when it comes to practice and/or performance. We are all the same in that we are unique. All I do is try my level best to bring the uniqueness in every student I encounter.
I love jazz because next to my kids, it's the love of my life.
I was first exposed to jazz by Joe Rico from a tiny station in Niagara Falls in 1954 when I was 13.
The best show I ever attended was Maynard Ferguson who blew the roof off Massey Hall in the late 50s.
My advice to new listeners is to listen to everything you can and then listen again.