I was born in the best city in the world, Chicago ,and have been performing professionally for over 15 years. I was captured by music early by my mom’s glorious singing in church and my dad’s eclectic vinyl collection ranging from Mandrill to Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder to Ahmad Jamal, John Coltrane to Grover Washington and many others. I knew I had to be a part of all these beautiful sounds.

Piano lessons at 5 years old, saxophone since 9, choirs since junior high, a classical vocal degree, a jazz studies degree and many amazing life experiences and encounters. I always have and continue to explore many avenues in music. Whether it be Schubert art songs, Al Green ballads or Wayne Shorter compositions, I am really just all about expression and evoking a feeling through my singing and playing.

Since returning to Chicago after living in various cities in the mid-west, I perform regularly in the area as well as performing in Canada, Europe, and South America. I have had the pleasure to share the stage and perform with The Temptations, The O’jays, The Manhattan Transfer,Taj Mahal, Buddy Guy, Randy Brecker,Donald,Byrd, R Kelly,The Joffrey Ballet, Syl Johnson, Umphrey’s McGee and many others.

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