I was born in Selma Alabama 8/11/1974. My mother is named Marilyn Marie Cleveland and my father is named Walter V. Ford Jr. The making of my first album, Superbad, is dedicated to and in loving memory of my late uncle Arthur Joe Cleveland, who was an extraordinary jazz pianist, one of the best I've heard. I grew up as a little boy listening to and watching him on a privately owned piano in Selma, AL. None of his music was ever published but his skillful play and unique sound was awesome and captivating by many to listen to. I hope that you can enjoy a personal style, though with not nearly as much proclivity as he possessed, that is influenced by his tutorship, and playful but special closeness I and others in my family shared with him while he was with us. He was truly . . . . SUPERBAD! May he rest with God in peace.