I am a soon-to-be 45 year old pro keyboardist/guitarist who loves a wide range of music. Everything from solo acoustic guitar to blazing fusion and jazz/funk/rock. I have a special affinity for 70's Soul,Funk,Jazz,Latin,World and Reggae. Much of what i listen to is instrumental, but i do love many vocal artists including Phyllis Hyman,Chaka Khan,Minnie Riperton and Deniece Williams on the female side and Frankie Beverly, Gil Scott-Heron, Bill Withers, Donny Hathaway,Gino Vanelli and Jon Lucien on the male side, to name but a few! Words cannot express how much i LOVE music...playing it, writing and arranging it, producing it and listening to it. My playing influences for piano/keys include Joe Sample, George Duke, Dexter Wansel, Wynton Kelly, Red Garland, Tommy Flanagan (and of course Chick and Herbie!). Guitar-wise it's Jan Akkerman, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, Page, SRV, Buck Dharma and Santana (again to name a few, i could go on and on...!). There are so many incredible musicians out there, i just want to leave my mark before i leave this planet. My playing has been described as intense, funky, meditative and soulful. I'm at my best when i can just improvise and let it flow. I don't just want to play a bunch of tunes for people, i want to give them an experience that they will NEVER forget.