Mallet player, 2003 Grammy Award winner–5 time nominee. Leader of the Grammy winning Carribbean Jazz Project. Performances with Spyro Gyra, Pat Methany, the Yellojackets, Frank Zappa, Oscar Peterson, Double Image, and Paquito D'Rivera. On the Board of Directors of the Percussive Arts Society.

B.A., Boston University. Recordings on Enja, ECM, MCA, GRP, Heads Up, Verve.

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2009-08-04


IT'S LIKE AN ACT OF MURDER; YOU PLAY WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SOMETHING. DUKE ELLINGTON