As a pianist for more than 30 years. Born and raised in New Jersey, my initial interest in music started very early in my adolescence which entailed my participation in school music programs and as an organist at my community church. My music development led me to performing professionally with several R&B and Jazz bands both in the New York Tri-vicinity and San Francisco (Bay Area).
During 2014, I decided to create my own label known as “RAW Jazz Productions” (RJP). This was a strategic decision to leverage my computer technical expertise and align with the new technologies in music development and composition. Immediate goal was to continue composing original music other artists across various genre of music. However, early 2018, I came across some opportunities to work with a few local producers on some local film and theater projects. Because it was such a positive experience, I decided to refocus my production company and provide Sound Design, Composition and Mastering services in the film industry. To date, I’ve worked with the Chicago and Milwaukee Theater Community as well as work on several independent films and music videos.
As an African American, I value our stories and completely understand and support the importance to share our stories. Hoping I can become more engaged and contribute to this cause through artistic means.