With MEINL since:
December 25, 1981
Place of birth:
South Central Los Angeles, CA
Currently living in:
Favorite MEINL cymbal:
Since i was beating pots and pans with wooden spoons on my mama’s floor
Car that you currently drive:
2007 Chrysler Sebring
Not counting on drums what do you do for fun:
I love going to the beach, swimming, watching movies, collecting vinyl records, making beats and riding roller coasters.
-in-n-out burgers, any grilled fish, barbeque, my wife’s red velvet cup cakes
Ralph Peterson, Jerry Stienholtz, Fransico Mela, John Ramsey, Ron Savage, Jamie Haddad
Highlight of your career so far:
The Nobel Peace Prize Award Ceremony and concert honoring President Barack Obama in Oslo, Norway 2009.
Creative interpretation, musically abstract grooves, hard swinging and a pocket that will make you dance.
Drumming means to me:
Drumming is the artistic expression of our love, joy, pain, fears desires and the non-verbal communication of everything that makes us human.
Advice for up and coming drummers:
Develop your unique personal voice and creativity. As you listen to the great drummers of now and the past, don’t be a clone, be an individual.
How would you describe yourself:
Confident, approachable, spiritual, dependable and passionate
When I look back on my life one day, I would like to be able to say:
I want to look back and say that I impacted others and I contributed music that helped change the world for the better.