This Composer/Producer/Arranger/Pianist and Emmy-Award Winner is a native of Detroit, Michigan graduating from our own Mackenzie High School. He received a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Instrumental Music Education from Southern University A&M College, and a Master’s of Music Education…
It's 1993. Hip Hop is huge. I'm loving it. I know I want to be a producer and as I'm loving hip-hop, I am simultaneously falling in love with jazz (thanks to Benjamin Pruitt!) I get this idea to put…Read more
Back in the 48109, One of my composition teachers sat me down and opened up a great score. He saw what I was doing (which was terrible) and he showed me what this MAGNIFICENT composer had done. Few weeks…Read more
I Wonder Why do I love Music so much?
Is it because first and foremost, my father and his sister played the music of Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Motown, Patrice Rushen, and many others…
Many people have asked how long does it take from from "start to finish" to make a virtual performance video. I have to give you an almost full-unabridged explanation so you can understand what needs to be done. It's…
This album changed my life. This album made me shed the C Blues. It made me think about different ensembles for jazz. I was first introduced to "The Patriarch" on this album, Joe Cool Blues, which I bought because Khalil…Read more
Many people have asked about which terminal degree to get; they want to teach music in college, and asked about funding. Here are some FAQs that I hope to answer for anyone who is interested. Hope this helps!
Musically Yours, … Read more