A Dream Come True
Hi Everyone. I want to thank you for visiting the website and checking out my Contemporary Jazz and Latin music project – “Dreams To Reality.” It is the result of a very personal journey and a dream come true. For many years, I carried the inner desire to create music that would represent what was playing in my head, although I was never able to fully document or express that music until this CD. So as a result of many pieces of the puzzle falling into place along with several miracles, I am happy to present to you, the listener, my CD of original compositions.
The Early Years
These songs represent glimpses into my past and are the cumulative effect of the music I heard early on in my life. While growing up in Mississippi, I got my first taste of Rhythm & Blues when my dad brought home a juke box for my seventh birthday. I remember hearing James Brown, “Little” Stevie Wonder, Booker T’s Green Onions and the like. Dad would take me with him when he serviced juke boxes in both upscale dinner clubs as well as blues halls and juke joints. The First Band
At eleven, I picked up the guitar and first learned to play by playing Rock n’ Roll. At 19, I joined a band that toured the Northeast. Appearances included The Pontiac Silver Dome and the Top of the Marriott in New Orleans. At the Detroit Jazz Festival, the band opened for Buddy Rich and the Mercer Ellington Band and received major label interest from Philadelphia producers Gamble and Huff. It was in Detroit, that I heard jazz artists for the first time. An Inspirational Musical Journey