QUOTES

Saturday, April 9th, 2016 10:33 PM

"I've never seen such a rare gift"

—Chris Botti
Sunday, November 23rd, 2014 4:27 PM

Concert Band

"one of the most remarkable young trumpeters in the world today...
dazzling technique"
—Capt. Lewis J. Buckley, Conductor Laureate, U.S. Coast Guard Band

"blessed with a virtuoso gift...extraordinary".
—Tommy Guilbert (late), former distinguished Texas/Louisiana bandmaster

"a remarkable talent"
—Colonel Arnald D. Gabriel, Conductor Emeritus U.S. Air Force Band, Washington D.C.
Friday, March 14th, 2014 4:53 PM

Jazz

"the most amazing young talent I have ever seen in all my years in the business"
—Jerry McKenzie, former Stan Kenton drummer

"his command of the instrument, and of the jazz vocabulary, are truly astonishing...an amazingly gifted youngster."
—Dan Morgenstern, esteemed jazz scholar/author/critic

"one of the hottest [new, young] musicians in the U.S. today"
—Joe Rothman, Co-Director, Newport Beach (CA) Jazz Party

"the most talented young musician I have ever seen"
—Harry Allen, world renown tenor sax extaordinaire

"Jazz is in good hands".
—John Faddis, iconic jazz trumpeter
Tuesday, March 11th, 2014 4:27 PM

Orchestra/Classical

"a gift for music reserved for very few people".
—Milt Stevens (late), Principal Trombone National Symphony Orchestra

"an amazing musician"
—Steve Hendrickson, Principal Trumpet National Symphony