Trombone player, vocalist, composer and arranger-he embodies the edge of modern jazz and the sultriness of the blues. Every time he steps on stage, he takes us on the emotionally engaging journey of love and liberation, wrapped in a sound that embraces the groove, grit and swing of the past. Growing up in a neighborhood called Scotlandville, in Baton Rouge, La, he found his fingers pressed against the sliding brace of the trombone at the age of sixteen and has never let go since. Self taught, he would spend seven hours a day practicing while allowing the sounds of legendary musicians like, Tyree Glenn, Joe “Tricky Sam” Nanton and Al Grey train him along the way. He went on to further his knowledge of music and fine tune his technique, by continuing his studies at Southern University, Louisiana State University and the University of New Orleans.