Avant-garde jazz pianist and bandleader who played within the edge between contemporary traditional jazz and free of charge jazz. He performed in rock rings in senior high school. He completely focused on jazz while going to the New Britain Conservatory of Music where he was trained by Dennis Sandole, John Coltrane’s saxophone trainer. He began playing in jazz organizations, such as for example David S. Ware’s quartet, before shifting to duets and lastly solo functions. He was subjected to jazz early in his child years, because of his mother’s companionship with trumpeter Clifford Dark brown. His lengthy set of collaborators contains such great music artists as DJ Spooky, William Parker, and Roscoe Mitchell.