Saturday, November 30, 2013

About me

I was introduced to music at a very young age. I started learning and playing the sax in the fourth grade, and it was an instant connection from that very moment. Since the fourth grade on, I have played the soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone saxophone in bands all throughout elementary, middle, high school, and college.

In 2002 I left home, and joined the Air Force. During my time in the military I earned the opportunity to play with Tops in Blue, the premier entertainment group in the Air Force. With Tops in Blue I got to travel around the world playing music for our troops in the states, overseas, and abroad. It was my time in Tops in Blue that helped me break out of my shell as a performer, and ignited the spark in me to perform and share music with the world.

After my time in Tops in Blue I returned back to my base in California at Beale AFB. It wouldn't take long for me to find my way back to performing again. In 2005 I joined the band Weathered Stone, that featured the talents of other airmen from Beale. After that group disbanded I found another group of friends in, of all places, Lincoln, Ca, and with these friends began to play all throughout the Sacramento area.

It was during this time that I was introduced to Fil "Izreal" Graham. This meeting brought together the pairing of hard hitting hip-hop lyricism with the smooth sounds of the sax, that is captivating audiences to this very day.

Finally, in 2010, as I was transitioning out of the military, I decided it was time to begin working on my first full length album. Over the next three years I began working and collaborating with my talented group of friends to create a style of music that we like to call, Musical Fusion. This, Musical Fusion, consists of all the various musical influences that I enjoy to include hip-hop, jazz, R&B, gospel, funk, and rock. Because of this blend of music I toyed with the idea of initially naming the album smoothfunkyhopandb. I eventually decided on the title, Love Extravagant. On May 21, 2013 Love Extravagant was released to the world!

Love Extravagant is available now on iTunes!

But this is just the start. Stay tuned cause there is more yet to come!