It's A NOLA Thang! How I Got Hooked To New Orleans Music


 

Its A NOLA Thang! How I got hooked to New Orleans Music.


I first began learning about this music from Kid Dutch back in 2003 and cut my teeth playing bass drum with his group The Perseverance brass band in…

Back To Bogotá 2018


Back To Bogotá!

I am on my way back to Bogotá! Heading to the southside of the city for the first time to help Guardia Fantasma solidify the fundamental technical and musical building blocks for their percussion section. It…

A Journey Through The Spirit of Bangkok


A tiny meditating Buddha statue in front of the reclining Buddha
 

A Journey Through The Spirit of Bangkok
 

It is with great pleasure that I am releasing more photos taken on my 2010 trip to Thailand!

Last Day In NYC



Last Day In NYC

Taken from the corner of Prospect Park in Flatbush

The last day in NYC, the day in which I had originally planned to be a tourist the whole day and take lots of photos…

New Photo Collections!

                                                                                                     The Sunset over St Petersburg Beach

 

Another Summer of beach photos!

So, we have finally reach that time of year again in Florida when the weather is extremely sunny, hot and unbearably humid and the rain and…

Preparing for Frida



 

I am spending this afternoon getting ready for the Frida Kahlo event tomorrow at The Dali Museum, performing with Rhonda J. Nelson and The Irritable Tribe of Poets, by listening to the music of Mexican artists such as Lila…

Fresh Musical Ideas From Another Point of View

 


                                                                                                      A fresh self portrait for the new year!

Happy new year everybody!
 

 

After coming off of a New Year's Eve concert with my band Wahh (an East meets West fusion Indian classical/folk & western R&B, rock, jazz…

Some Website Updates!

                                                                                                    On Mt. Noko Giri in Chiba, Japan 2007

Finally we have arrived!
 

It has been a work in progress for some time and finally, I have the Spanish version of my site up and running so that I can better…

Falling Into Drum Maintenance





I spent some quality time this weekend doing some maintenance on my vintage Ludwig drums! Since most of the mahogany used in instrument and furniture production in the US in the 60s/70 was from trees in South America, I of…

July Update! Looking Presidential!



So, I have been MIA a bit for the last week and a half due to lots of work and the preparation for the performance at the White House on July 14th for First Lady Michelle Obama's last Kids…

Middle Eastern Percussion Workshop Update!


The introduction to middle eastern percussion and the improvisation classes went great! We went over the techniques and the meanings given to the sounds by the Nubians and Egyptians. We also talked about how to improvise and work with a…

New Gallery Posts!


The A-Dome during cherry blossom season

I have begun to add more galleries to my photography page!
I will be working a little more primarily at night which means that I will be able to have more time in the…