Describe your journey to becoming a musician.
Ever since my formative years, I have had a visceral fascination with dismantling the conventions of genre and sound. I explore as a classically trained pianist, composer, trumpeter, and sound curator. Along with my curatorial + music partner, Zaiche Johnson (New Company), we are excavating channels of expression, to nurture the sound yet to come.
Who or what inspires you as an artist?
The multiverse, the ecosystem, my children and all children of the world, my wife and muse, African and Indigenous cultures, and our adaptability as a species, to discover peace in the most tumultuous times.
Geography is a peculiar topic, because we are often conditioned to form an identity, based on the cultural idea of territorial proximity. Jacksonville possesses a magnitude of potential, in terms of being an international port city, coupled with a rich and criminally underpublicized jazz and blues history. There is also a plethora of brilliant artisans, who are longing for structural support, from the municipal sectors. The inevitable creative explosion is on the outer perimeter of the preexisting notions of art and commerce.