When I was six years old my grandmother, Daisy, sat me down and we played through a book of duets. There was one in particular, “The Pink Parasol” that was my favorite. From that time on, I tried to impress Daisy. I would write songs. My teenage years was spent practicing at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, from Bach to Chopin, while also playing in the high school stage band. I was soon to find my interest in jazz music. While at McGill University in Montreal I switched from classical studies to jazz. I was very much influenced by a guest of the university, Barry Harris. He gave a master class for three days and it was amazing! History at our front door. Many years later, after living in California and playing in bands out there, I was to record with Barry Harris’ drummer, Leroy Williams. The music can be heard on my website, www.thejazzdescendants.com Now I live in New Jersey with a view of the city. I love it here. The jazz community is vibrant and welcoming. There are people here, like myself, from all over the world. I hope to welcome you to my studies while I impart some knowledge to you.
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