Yet another COVID-19 post...& more 

Hello All,

As you all know COVID-19 has taken a hold of the world and is making each of us  more conscious of our reality.

All of my performance gigs have been canceled since March 11, 2020.  I've only had a smattering of video/Zoom performances, and a few rehearsals, but I'm healthy and thriving otherwise.  It could be worse!!!

And let us not forget to forge ahead and keep fighting for the George Floyd's, Amaud Arbery's, Sandra Bland's and the many others of the world and always reject brutality and…

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Cadillac commercial!!! 

Hey Kids,

I had the pleasure of being in a Cadillac commercial, and it was a terrific experience!

You can find the link in my media section of this site and here:

Enjoy and I'll see you soon!

511: Edwin Livingston 

I’ve been a fan of Edwin Livingston’s bass playing ever since hearing him play with Natalie Cole several years ago.  Edwin is one of the most in-demand bassists working today, having worked Elvin Jones, Ellis, Delfeayo, and Jason Marsalis, The Headhunters, and dozens of other familiar names.

Edwin and I cover a lot of territory, including:

  • growing up in Dallas
  • early influences in his musical development
  • how singing and saxophone eventually led him to the bass
  • his journey to Austin, New Orleans, and Los…
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Blue Note Tokyo w/ Sadao Watanabe!! 

Here's a link to our gig in Tokyo!

Seal on PBS Front & Center 

Hello Everyone!  

It's been too long and I thoroughly apologize.  However, I come bearing good news, and there is a link to it below.  I had the pleasure of playing with Seal recently and it was great. It was also televised on PBS Front and Center show, so if you have time it is streaming right now!

Thanks & best,


Natalie Cole Tribute! 

Hello All,

I know it's been a long while since I last wrote, but I've been a tad busy.  Life happens!!
Anyway, I just wanted to say I'll be playing a fitting musical farewell to Natalie Cole, along with the remaining members of her band, at the Hollywood Bowl.
The guest vocalists will be:  Freddy Cole, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Patti Austin, Ledisi & Judith Hill!!

I'm looking forward to a great concert with tons of lasting memories.  See you on the gig!!

The passing of Natalie Cole 

It came as a huge shock to me when I heard that Natalie had passed.  I've been with her for quite some time and I was looking forward to seeing and playing with her for years to come.  

The amount of love, beauty and knowledge she blessed me with is immeasurable and I will always be grateful to her for that.

Thank you for everything, Natalie!

Take care,

Back in LA!! 

Hello All!

I've just finished a great U.S. & European fall tour with Melody Gardot!
We played some amazing shows and recorded a superb HD DVD at the Olympia in Paris.  Be on the lookout for the DVD release!

Now I'm back in LA, just in time for the holidays :)

So, thank you for listening and checking out my site periodically and have a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to each and every one of you.