MUSICAL BIOGRAPHY

I started playing drums around the age of 9. My dad put together my first drumset; a makeshift garage kit that had an awesome home-spun avant garde paint job. I still have some of those drums! I really owe everything to my parents for getting me started and believing in me!

As a young dude, I would practice an hour or so a day(if I wanted spending money), but it wasn't only about my allowance. I would run home from school just to start bangin' on those drums. I learned a lot from drum videos; Terry Bozzio, Dave Weckl, Dennis Chambers and with my father's guidance I learned to read and create a displined practice routine! I knew early on that I had to play music for my career and my life!

I learned from books like A Funky Primer, Alfred's Drum Method Book 1 for Snare Drum, Jamey Abersol Jazz Drummers Time, and Stick Control. Later I worked out of A Jazz CookBook. These are all books I highly recommend for beginning drummers.

I feel like my strong points stylistically are, Jazz, Latin- including Timba, Brazialian and Afro-Cuban Drumset styles, Reggae, Funk, Fusion, R&B, Neo Soul, some Hip Hop and definitley New Orleans Groove!! I love The Meters, Herbie Hancock, John Scofield, Miles Davis, Pat Metheny, Marvin Gaye Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cobham, Peter Erskine, Jaco Patorious, Bill Evans, Indie Arie, Black Keys, Fela Kuti, Los Van Van, Fania All Stars, Weather Report, Ahmad Jamal. Too Much to list!!!!!

DISCOGRAPHY

Some of my recent recordings from the last 10 years include.

SpaceMan Spiff: "Love EP" produced by Guy Eckstine and Jeff Lorber.
Set it Off produced by Clay Elliot.

B-side Players: "Fire in The Youth" produced by Quetzal and Any Krier.

Michael Cannon: "You Should Know" produced by Peter Sprague and Michael Cannon.

Zavia: "La Cosa Nueva."

DB3: "Cankle Biter" produced by Niel Mcpherson, Michael Cannon and Charlie Reid.