Jazz pianist and saxophonist. Studied with Frank Foster, Count Basies's tenor saxophonist and arranger. Played with trumpeter Don Cherry and drummer Ed Blackwell. Evokes the sound of Weather Report, Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter with rhythms from Jazz, Latin Jazz and around the world and modal, jazz and blues harmonies. Keyboard influences: Bill Evans, Joe Zawinul, Herbie Hancock, Keith Jarret, Brad Mehldau, Michel Petrucciani, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson. Saxophone influernces: John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Wayne Shorter.