Home base Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Occupation Professional bassist and arranger
Gigs Headline entertainer in the cruise industry
and session player
Basses Fender American Jazz Bass and 4-string Marcus Miller Jazz Bass
Rig Gallien-Krueger 4x10 and 1x15
Strings, etc. D’Addarios, .040–.105
Heroes & inspiration Victor Wooten, Regi
Wooten, Larry Graham, Prince, Michael Jackson,
Sting, Marcus Miller, Patti LaBelle, Rickey Minor,
Tina Turner, and David Foster, to name a few
How did you come to play bass?
I started by accident when I was about 11
years old. I was in band playing French
horn, and the director needed a bass player
for jazz band, so I took the opportunity!
What’s a lesson you’ve learned along the way?
Music is a journey that never ends,
especially as a career. It’s great to
make goals for yourself, but you have
to be willing to take the journey and
see where it takes you.
What are your musical goals?
My dream gig is to hold a spot on a late-night
show like Leno or Letterman, but right
now, my goal is to continue growing my
entertainment company, which produces
acts in the cruise industry.
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