Cover art from cd ALIENTO DE VIDA
Jazz Fest Norfolk
Tan pensativo, hasta en la playa
At Jazz Bistro St Louis with Ray Vega
Maestro de las tumbadoras: Wilson"Chembo"Corniel
Blessing from Antonio Fargas, one who has persevered and still inspires!
ChickNight Life Church 1
ChickNight Life Church 2
ChickNight Life Church 3
Sharing a laugh with modern jazz icons after their concert, Henry Cole and David Sanchez
One of the most creative, culturaly aware musicians in modern jazz, David Sanchez
Creative, sensitive,and soulful drummer Henry Cole
Dec06 in Isla Verde, PR. (L -R) Jr. Irrizary, Jose Furito Rios, visitor from Martinique, Freddy Gumbs, and Jimmy Rivera.
Having a great time hittin with Jr. Irrizary on bass, one my favorite saxophonist on the planet, Jose "Furito" Rios, and Jimmy Rivera on drums
Hittin in Isla Verde, PR with friend and mentor Freddy Gumbs on bass, a visitor from Martinique on sax and Jimmy Rivera on drums.
Jorge Emmanuelli is a member of another historic family dedicated to the traditions of Bomba and Plena. He was more than generous as he enthusiastically shared his perspectives of the folklore with me
Jorge Emmanuelli and friends continue the tradition with toques de bomba in Rio Piedras (dec 06)
Hittin' in San Juan with drummer Jimmy Rivera and bassist Sammy Morales.
Drummer Jimmy Rivera is in my estimation one of the unsung heroes as a longtime pioneer adapting drum set to afro carribean rhythms as well as being an outstanding jazz drummer.
Tata Cepeda is my favorite female bomba dancer. Elegance ,nobility, beauty, pride, power, and grace are all embodied in her expresion of this noble art form.
Angel Reyes is extremely generous and passionate in sharing his love for the disimination of the Puerto Rican bomba tradition. Thank you for your kind inspiration and talent.
N'Gosi Lind Raftaele, son of great visual artist Samuel Lind, truly amazed me with the sophistication of his rhythmic sensibilities and musical intuition. Watch out !!! You'll be hearing from him.
With Raul Ayala, member of the famous Ayala Family of Loiza Puerto Rico who have dedicated so much to the preservation of the Bomba tradition of Loiza as well as the associated art as seen in the back
Hector"Coco" Barez, Andre Avelino, Paoli Mejias, Ramon Vazquez, Yan Carlos Artime jammin at the Parrot in San Juan, Puerto Rico
At Norfolk Jazz Fest 2005
Against All Odds Band at Norfolk Jazz Fest backstage with Kirk Whalum. L- R Greg Rich, Clarence Creer, Andre Avelino, Kirk Whalum, Charles Peterson, Donnell Smith, Jessie Pier
Wanna be conguero
Lindas palmas en Santurce P.R (Condado)