systems analyst, Small Business Owner, and Musician in Orlando, Florida
My love for music started early in life. At age 6, I began playing drums and added piano the following year. For years, I was taking both drum and piano lessons. By 7th grade, I played drums in the school band but continued private piano lesson. I attended a local school of music where we I had piano lesson as well as having to attend theory classes. Little did I know, learning theory would help with playing the drums.
In high school, I sat 1st chair in every band starting from freshman year. I was selected for All County Band, Walt Disney World All-Star Band and was nominated for McDonald's All-American Band. Anything that was played, I could play back.
In college, I focused on computers and graduated with a BS Degree in Computer Information Systems.
Never losing the passion for music, at the encouragement of a friend, I eventually got back into music. That friend asked me to attend rehearsals then manage his jazz band, De'Vine Soul. That band eventually recorded its first CD which allowed me to get my feet wet in music production. I co-wrote & produced one of the tracks as well as co-producing the CD.
Soon after, I and other band members started meeting other people who would have profound affects on our musical lives. We met national recording artist, Miles Jaye. My working relationship with him allowed me see first-hand and learn so much about performing, stage managing and most importantly, the music business as a whole.
I've also worked with couple up & coming filmmakers as executive producer on a few projects including a short called The Accountable.
Recently, Gerry & I formed the GWB Entertainment Agency. Look out for some up coming projects we have cooking up.