Frequent visits to Mexico as a child helped to inspire my rhythmic interests to explore more of a wordly
perspective. I latched on to the latin sound, for it’s ability to be easily applied to popular music. From
19 till my early 20’s, trips to Cuba and touring with Cuban folkloric groups around the states, helped to
solidify a deeper understanding of that sound. I’ve been in numerous groups, playing different styles
like jazz, funk, hip-hop, and salsa, and love to see how they can be tied together, with an understanding
of their roots.