Hey friends! I just wanted to stop in and say hello. This week I begin a 2 week run of performances and recordings. Tomorrow and Friday I will be in Atlanta recording songs and videos with my good friends Ashanti The Mad Violinist and the Symphony Crack Orchestra. You can currently hear Ashanti and Symphony Crack on the top chart records including Lupe Fiasco’s “The Show Goes On”. Friday Night we will be performing in Athens, Georgia at the New Earth Music Hall. Looking forward to spending a couple days with my friends and making some good DIFFERENT music. Cheers everyone, and I hope you are all enjoying Black History Month, its not just black history, its American History.
Hey!! I promised I would fill everyone in on my experience at my first NAMM convention. I finally have a few hours of free time so I’m going to use it to catch everyone up!
I saw many old friends including Kim Waters and Mike Phillips, and made some new friends such as Jody Espina of Jody Jazz mouthpieces, and an amazing musician named Eddie Baccus Jr., who many of you may know as the sax player for Pieces Of A Dream. The entire time I was surrounded by so many talented people. I cant name them all here, but I am truly blessed to know these people.
I am endorsed by Legere Reeds, and received my NAMM pass from Legere. While at NAMM, I spent a lot of time showing other horn players and potential retailers how great the new Signature series of Legere Reeds are. The Legere Signature series reed is ground-breaking. Many horn players say they prefer wood over synthetic, and I was the same way. However, The Legere Signature reeds feel, sound, and perform just as good as bamboo reeds -if not BETTER! And on top of that, the life of a Legere synthetic reed can be triple that of a traditional bamboo reed. I strongly suggest that my fellow sax players give it a try. They are also available for clarinet!
While doing demos for Legere, I was informed about Massaccio saxophones, whose display booth was only a few doors down from Legere. Curious about the saxophones, my friends and I decided to try them. Massaccio horns are not only designed to be incredibly beautiful, but they also pack a powerful tone and they play like a dream.
When I first purchased my Cannonball saxophone, everyone under-estimated its potential; and now Cannonball is one of the most popular brands for sale. I predict that Massaccio has the very same potential and I look forward seeing this company grow!
There are many more things that I saw and could talk about, but I wanted to focus on Legere Signature reeds and Massacio Saxophones because they are not as well-known as everyone else.
Thanks for reading! I will continue to keep everyone updated. But for now, I need a nap; it’s 4:00 a.m. and in 2 hours I will be on the move again…
Love and Peace!
Hey guys. Im here at NAMM in Anaheim, California and I can’t tell you how much fun I’m having. I’ve met so many wonderful people and I’ve seen so many old friends!!! I will keep everyone posted on what goes on out here!
Hey everyone! As many of you know, I recently released a recording of myself playing along with the late Michael Jackson on a song called Best of Joy from the album that was just released by Sony. I put the recording to a video montage tribute to Michael and posted it to youtube. Because of copyright laws, the video was banned in the U.S. and Germany. However; after only a week or so, the song/video had already been viewed over 1200 times! Now my version of the song is available on my music page for FREE!!! Please download it and spread the word. I’m hoping that my version of the song will help to promote the Michael album. Thanks again for all of your support!!!
Happy New Year!!! I had an amazing night playing music with many of my good friends. Thank you for all of your support over the past year. 2010 was an AMAZING year and YOU made that possible. 2011 will be even better. I promise to continue to give you my ALL. I owe it to each and every one of you. Keep visiting the page and help me continue this movement that we’ve started together. I love you all!!! LOVE AND PEACE!!!