Seeing Dizzy Gillespie live for the first time in 1976.
Personal trumpet aspiration:
To keep playing until The Good Lord calls me HOME.
I'm a New York City born and bred trumpet player. I'm now residing in South Burlington, Vermont and teaching at The University of Vermont. I have 5 CD's as a leader and have recorded on dozens more as a sideman. I have worked with artist as diverse as Tito Puente, Joe Henderson, Osvaldo Golijov and Paul Simon. I continue my work as a band leader and sideman.
*Hanging out with my family
*WWII Movies and TV Documentaries
*Jazz History (Collecting DVD's,CD's,LP's History texts etc.)
*Collecting Classic 12" GI JOES
*Love "The God Father I,II", "Good Fellas", "Casino", A Bronx Tale" and of course-"The Sopranos".
*Dr. Martin Luther King
*Don Pedro Albizu Campos
*President Jimmy Carter