Endea Owens - Endea is an inspiring bass player who despite overcoming hard times is always so joyful and full of life. She was at MSU my first year here, and is now the bassist on the Late Show. I was honored to have her on my cd "Jubilee"
Chick Corea - I saw and met Chick on multiple occasions and he was very kind. He made sure to introduce himself to me. Master of creativity.
Geri Allen - From Pontiac, MI Jazz piano great. Picture from the Detroit Jazz Festival.
Marcus Belgrave - I had the pleasure of taking a lesson with Marcus while I was in HS. There are things he taught me in that one lesson that I still use to this day. I also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with him a few times on both trumpet and drums. Very grateful for all the experiences I was blessed to have with this jazz master!
Dan Nimmer - Dan is Wynton Marsalis' fabulous pianist. I have known Dan for many years now. Dan is always so kind and welcoming and always takes time. I've met his parents and his wife and he has very cute kids that even played a gig with him once with J@LC. I had the distinct honor to have Dan on one track on my "My Father's World" CD.
I love to celebrate God's gift of life! My life has intersected with so many in some form and I will celebrate them here!