I'm a bassist/producer from Detroit. I studied with Rodney Whitaker and Stuart Sankey. I have been fortunate enough to play with some truly outstanding musicians. I've played with Antonio Hart, the late great Elvin Jones, Stefon Harris, Ernest Ranglin, Carl Craig, Mark Whitfield, Marcus Belgrave, Craig Taborn, Winard Harper and Marcus Strickland among others. I basically just want to network and meet some cool people on this site. I currently tour and record with the great guitar master Russell Malone. I look forward to the Jazz Network experience.
Hello everyone. I've entered the Raheem DeVaughn Remix Contest. As always your support would be very much appreciated. You can vote for me by clicking on the "vote" button on the widget below and following the prompts. Thank you so much!
Jaijai, what a wonderful mission you've undertaken to create such a place for artistic minds to meet and share their hearts. A place to renew faded determinations, and revive lessened momentums. A place to display our wares and reconfirm to one another that we actually are on the right track.
I commend you, Jaijai, for caring so much that you created this castle of the heart for all of us. I want to share my praise for all of the new friends as well as old friends that I've met and will meet here in our castle. Here we can garnish the where-with-all, the strength, the conviction, and the selflessness through our symbiosis, to share our gift to the world with an unbiased agenda.
My mentor, Daisaku Ikeda says of art: "A beautiful flower delights and refreshes the hearts of all people equally, no matter what soil it grows in. That is the power of beauty. The same is true of great art. It is this spirit that the German poet Heinrich Heine sang of when he wrote that once the peapod bursts open, the sugar peas inside are for everyone to enjoy."
Mr. Smith’s biggest hit, “Walk Don’t Run,” became famous in covers by other bands, notably the Ventures. Mr. Smith, the writer of “Walk, Don’t Run,” gave up his career in 1958 to care for his daughter.