Daily Inspiration

When Im feeling down or not heading down the best path musically, relationship or financial wise I listen to certain songs to get inspired. These songs are pivotal in bringing me back to reality and grounded me in my life. It might just be a certain artist that you enjoy to listen to that lets…

Happy Birthday J Dilla R.I.P.

James Dewitt Yancey (February 7, 1974 – February 10, 2006) He has impacted the hip hop & jazz community. He was more then a producer he was a musician and very versatile at taking an old CTI record and chopping it up and sampling it making a whole new musical creation! This is an Flying…

The National Anthem

So I got a called Wednesday to play the National Anthem at the Portland Trailblazers game on Saturday February 4, 2012. It is one of the simplest songs to play…not that difficult, not a lot of changes nor very high for trumpeters “if done in Bb Concert”. It has always been that one song that…