As a club DJ of over 20 years, I have been introduced to so much great music. On this site however I think my primary foucus will be Jazz oriented vocals. My taste is pretty ecclectic. I love Sinatra, I grew up on Chet Baker, Lambert, Hendricks, and Ross, Charlie Parker, Bill Evans, and modern classical composers like Stravinsky, Debussey, Copeland, and Bartok. But, my work as a Club DJ brought me in contact with Chicago House music legends like Vince Lawrence, and Frankie Knuckles. Industrial music groups like, Ministry, Front242, My Life with The Thrill Kill Kult, many of which I knew quite well and worked with in a professional capacity. I have also produced music for other artists from Jazz to Industrial music on my Criterion International label.
For writing, and re-mixing I use a Mackie Universal Control, Yamaha MW12 USB Mixer, and computer based software. I use Ableton Live, Propellerheads Reason, Adobe Audition, Cubase, and Pro Tools, also various keyboards, and VST plug-ins. For keyboards I use an M-Audio 88 key, semi-weighted performance piano, M-Audio Oxygen8, and a Trigger Finger, and a Rode NT-1 mic. I have a studio that is, and probably will always be, a work in progress.