November 2020

Greetings to you all. Hope you are staying safe and living your best life.

It’s been a while since I posted something. Actually, this past August and September, much of my attention was focused on some medical matters. Back in March, when it became was apparent, that there would be no summer gigs, I scheduled hospital appointments to correct a situation that I had for a time put on the back burner, on the assumption that Covid-19 would be in retreat in NYC. Fortunately, I calculated correctly. And fortunately, I was able to took care of something that needed to be done. Everything health-wise now is A-Okay.

We are now, unfortunately, in the midst of the resurgence of the pandemic outbreak in parts of this country and Europe. Also, there is the national election that occurred November 3, which currently have many people on pins and needles. As we navigate through this period of the “present normal”, we must continue to be aware and informed.

I did have a great time the day after the election. I was interviewed by Candice Reyes of the Jazz Exchange. We talked about music performance and education, mentorship, and politics. Candice who is also a vocalist along with her husband Abel Mireles, saxophonist, has been doing some really great things in the jazz community. You can learn more about what the Jazz Exchange does here. If you missed or wish to see the interview, you can view it here.

I will be featured in an on-demand concert courtesy of Klavier Hall NYC in December. Alto Saxophonist Ed Jackson will join me in sonic creations and vibrations. Stay tuned!

Blessings to you all!