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February 12, 2019

I've been playing a lot of bass recently.  My favorite tune to jam out to as of late has been "Roots Radical" by the great Jimmy Cliff.  He is the performer of the hit reggae tune "I can See Clearly Now" which was featured in the movie Cool Runnings back in 1993.  I lo...

January 12, 2019

Faber Gold Star 2B is one of my favorite piano songbooks.  The tunes are great and easy to play.  Kids love these catchy and quirky compositions!

Big Wave Music School - Learn to Play Piano, Keyboard, Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, and more Redondo Beach CA

January 5, 2019

I love listening to CDs from the local library.  This week I picked up a bunch of them and enjoyed listened to an album by Tom Waits called "Small Change" recorded in 1976.  Reading the liner notes, I noticed that there were some major legendary jazz musicians on the r...

November 27, 2018

Happy Holidays!  While listening to one of my favorite Jackie Gleason holiday music records, I was mesmerized by the tenor saxophone tone blaring through my hi-fi system.  It was non other than the legendary tenor saxophonist Charlie Ventura.  He is one of the most und...

October 24, 2018

I performed at a gala dinner for the Latino Theatre Company at the Los Angeles Theatre in Downtown LA. What a beautiful event!

October 24, 2018

It is always a thrill when modern rock bands incorporate saxophones and jazz influences into their music. I got the opportunity to perform at The Hi Hat with upcoming LA based rock band Laureline.  @laurelineband

March 10, 2018

All About Jazz is a great website full of amazing reviews of awesome new Jazz albums.  Check out some reviews of "Following Signs" by Justin Janer.


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