On April 12, 2018 business partner, Larry Batiste (musical director) and I (arranger, co-md, vocals) were truly honored to participant in this awesome benefit concert, "We Are One", to raise money for the Los Angeles Unified School District's Performing Arts Department.
There were some serious stars on on hand including Pete Escovedo, Sheila E, Judith Hill, and Siedah Garrett. The band was awesome...Marvin "Smitty" Smith (drums), Bill Summers (percussion), Melvin Lee Davis (bass), Herman Jackson (keyboards), Wayne Lindsey (keyboards), Erick Walls (guitar), Anthony Bonsera (trumpet), Ashlin Parker (trumpet), Charles McNeal (saxophone), Michael Watson (trombone), Lynn Fiddmont (vocals), Valerie Pinkston (vocals), and Lamont Van Hook (vocals). I'm still in awe over how great everything sounded. If you weren't there you missed a cool show.
For more pictures please go to my Facebook page.
Band rehearsal at Center Staging, Burbank, CA
To learn more on how to support the arts in the Los Angeles Unified School District call (213) 241-8222.