Frequently Asked Questions (F.A.Q.)



Who were some of your major influences?

Grover Washington Jr., Dexter Gordon, John Coltrane, Michael Brecker, David Sanborn, Charlie Parker, Cannonball Adderley, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, Stanley Turrentine, Kenny Garret and especially Art Porter Jr. to name a few.



Soprano:  Yanigasawa SC901 with a Yanigasawa #7 metal mouthpiece and a Winslow ligature with Vandoren 2-1/2 reeds.

Alto:  Yanigasawa (solid silver) with a Beechler #8 metal mouthpiece and Vandoren Java 2-1/2 reeds.

Tenor:  Selmer Mark VII that has been extremely modified and customized, also a customized mouthpiece to fit myself and the horn for a very unique sound. I also use Vandoren Java 3 reeds with a Winslow ligature.

Baritone:  Keilwerth SX90 Low A with a Ottolink #8 and Rico Royal #3 reed

Other Equipment

Akai EWI 4000s

Yamaha WX5

What type of microphones do you use?

I use four different types of microphones, each depending on the situation that I am in at that particular moment.

AKG C-419

Shure Beta 98

Audio Technica  AT-35

Beyer M-88