When I began this journey just a few years back with a short meeting with Tom Fowler I had no way of knowing then that it would develop into such a wonderful music career where I’d be recording and working with some of the best and accomplished musicians and artists in the music business today.
If someone had told me then that I would be recording with the likes of Tom, Walt and Bruce Fowler Gary Novak, Mike Miller, Albert Wing, Jeff Babko, and my old friend Steve Lukather as well as a long list of musical geniuses I would have told them that they were crazy. And this dream still continues to unfold wonderfully.
I recently had the honor and great pleasure of taking the stage at the world famous Catalina Jazz Club in Los Angeles with Mike Miller who recorded on all my CD’s, Tom Brechtlein, who I studied drums with for a short time, Reggie Hamilton one of the greatest bass players of all time, and pianist/ composer David Witham.
After being in and out of recording studios for the last couple of years it was such a great pleasure to sing and perform in front of such an enthusiastic audience.
It was also great to have kids from Covenant House there and I want to thank all the kind and generous contributors that made it possible.
I will never forget the kindness of Manny and Catalina to me and the band. I’m thrilled and humbled to report that I will be making many other appearances at Catalina’s in 2011.
I want to wish everyone out there listening all the blessings of the holiday and a great 2011!
Happy New Year!