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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.
Jazz is a creative explosion of individual freedom and communication.
I was first exposed to jazz when I was a kid. My father had a music store.
The best live performance I ever attended was Kenny Garrett in Harlem, New York.
The first jazz record I bought was Saxophone Colossus by Sonny Rollins.
My advice to new listeners is keep listening!