Check out my new CD “Moments Like This”!

A few of my favorite contemporary recordings you may have missed over the years with some of the best in Jazz that continue to shape its landscape and trajectory. Available only at live performances. Make sure you get one!

Recent Destinations!!

Sardinia, Italy summer 2023 with Danny Grissett, piano, Josh Ginsberg, bass and Mario Gonzi, drums.

Birdland Theater, New York, August 2023
South Jazz Kitchen, Philadelphia, PA, August 2023


I am happy to announce that all of my early recordings on RCA/Novus are now a part of the Sony Music catalogue. They have been digitized and are available now for download on all digital platforms. From “Soul Eyes” to “New Horizon”, they can now be a part of your personalized digital music library.  I feel good!  Hope you enjoy!

2020 started with a wonderful blessing from the Creator!  So grateful. Thank you NAACP for the nomination.  Looking forward to new post Covid developments and live performances ahead. Check Upcoming events for details.  A new edition to this site for your perusal at your convenience is my Sundown Jazz @ V’s Place Summer Jazz  Series which I started last summer at my home when we were all on lock down and venues were shut down.  We are continuing this summer with great enthusiasm and community support.

Nominated for Outstanding Jazz Album at the 51st NAACP Image Awards!

Thank you for your continued support of my latest recording “The Dream is You”

Available at iTunes

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My deepest gratitude to everyone who participated, especially the musicians and Systems Two Recording Studio in Brooklyn, NY. This has been a project that I have wanted to do for so very long! I know you will enjoy it once released. See the Dameron page at for many photos and more details about Tadd and his music. See my Upcoming Events page for future dates! Check out my “Times to Remember” page to see the moments you missed.

For many years I have touted the music of Tadd Dameron, also a fellow Clevelander, and have been developing an all vocal recording project of some of his well known and obscure vocal tunes.  Already a celebrated arranger, band leader and pianist during the bebop era, Tadd’s genius was further highlighted in 1955 with the most profound recording of his classic, If You Could See Me Now, by the great Sarah Vaughn. There have been many instrumental recordings of Tadd’s music over the years, but what makes this project unique is that it will be the first all vocal recording of Tadd’s music. I sincerely, hope this project will not only shed a brighter spotlight on a phenomenal musician deserving greater recognition and who was also dubbed “the romanticist of the bebop period”, but most importantly I hope it will encourage singers to sing more Dameron.!  Tadd said and I am sure you will agree,  “Sure it’s got to be beautiful, but it has to swing.”

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