I was Born in Manhattan, New York City. My older brother used to play sax in a Junior High School Jazz band, which inspired me to become a musician. I grew up listening to jazz, blues, pop, and rock. All of my music teachers were jazz musicians (with the exception of one classical instructor). During my youth I performed with many local bands such as Phase III, The 5th Estate, Mammoth, 3 Stones from the Sun, Cross Connections, and Interstate. I have been cited as an inspiration by friends to pursue musical endeavors (Muzzy Skillings, former bassist to Living Colour is one friend of note). My musical aim is to make people dream, imagine, become inspired, and dance to the rhythm of life.