Earlier this week I had the pleasure of being invited over to one of the Sabian offices, and the interaction reinforced something I already knew: Build with the people and companies that foster personable relationships. Everything doesn't have to be transactional... I had the opportunity to pick out great cymbals that tailor to MY sound and MY approach. It was a leisurely experience that involved world-class instruments, not to be taken lightly... Grateful to endorse thei
While the jazz community has always made serious strides to help ease the racial issues deeply entrenched in the American experience, its record on gender equity and inclusion remains in arrested development. Listeners, industry leaders, and artists alike often fail to give women a modicum of the recognition their male counterparts enjoy. And still, women have not only participated but also led in aspects of the genre since its inception. This course celebrates influential wo
Shout out to Bill Milkowski for the review of my latest project in the May issue. Great to be featured among some of the people I admire most, both as friends and musicians. This page also features reviews from fellow Houstionian Jason Moran and the recently transitioned grandmaster, Mr. Chick Corea.