Tameka Pero is such a gifted photographer, so I wanted to display some of her work for me on the album photos. I told her I wanted a variety of poses, some clean and some dirty-grained, and some different lighting options of studio quality and shaded images to help convey the idea of multiple directions as the title implies. I think Tameka Pero did a fantastic job of accomplishing this. You can check her out online at: www.tpero.com
Here are some candid shots taken at the studio session for my solo debut "Pivot" (due for release in the Spring of 2011 on the Turnaround Records label)! I didn't pay attention to it until we were wrapping, but this haphazardly became an "Star-Studded" Session! I was initially just calling my buddies to record with me, but seeing them all together in the studio making magic was awe-inspiring!! Wait until you hear the music that came from this weekend! (August 28th-29th, 2010)
Photos courtesy of Tameka Pero Photography (www.tpero.com) and Sky-Carla Photography (www.sky-carla.com)
Here are a few clips from various media outlets.
Russia exceeded all of my expectations, and the it was more beautiful than the American media advertises.
Here are some random shots from the road in the Spring of 2010 with the TP crew! Great band, great times, and a great show which has literally changed and saved lives!
We setup an impromtu jam session for a few of my buddies from the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra at a local club called Star! It was great night, especially considering the guys brought me on stage to help end their concert that night. GOOD TIMES! The best part of the evening for me was giving my students an opportunity to interact with the band members. Here are a few photos from the evening courtesy of Ms. Kimbe Cofield.
here a few random photos taken during 2008.
It was my distinct honor to serve as the Director of Bands and Coordinator of Instrumental Studies as well as a class instructor at my alma mater Morehouse College for several years. Whenever called upon, I gladly serve this prestigious institution in whatever capacity is necessary. Here are a couple shots from that work.
Here are a few random photos from various performances. The images include people, places, and odd occurences throughout my career.
These are some random shots from the Jazz Happenings of Atlanta, Georgia.
I had the honor of participating in the last formation of Illinois Jacquet's Band before his passing in 2004. Here are some pictures from his final performance. (Lincoln Center- New York, NY)
These are some random pictures from the International Association of Jazz Educators National Conference held in New York, New York. (January 2006)
This is probably the best "Top 40's" Band I've ever had the privilege of performing with. You can check them out at their website: www.francisband.com
This ensemble was formed while I was a student at Morehouse College. It turned out to be more successful than any of us could ever imagine! To learn more about this popular latin-jazz band, check out the website: www.rionegrojazz.com