GROUP PONCHO SANCHEZ LATIN JAZZ BAND
Hell's Kitchen, NY
Beautiful Downtown Burbank, CA
Since I was in my mother's stomach, but seriously since about 3.
Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band, Arturo Sandoval, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band and Lucky 7
My Mom and Dad (personally), Alex Acuna, Neil Peart, Steve Gadd, Vincent Colaiuta, Fred Hinger, James Preiss (Manhattan School of Music), Peter Erskine, Giovanni Hidalgo, Francisco Aguabella, all the New York heavies in the pantheon of Latin percussion, and some special friends here in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Oakland. Also, Igor Stravinsky, Jaco Pastorius and Kenwood Dennard.
FAVORITE ALBUM DIDN'T PLAY ON:
"Heavy Weather", Weather Report
That's a hard one! I'll say for now The Hollywood Bowl performances with both the Poncho Sanchez Band and the Arturo Sandoval Big Band.
FAVORITE SABIAN CYMBAL:
El Sabor and O-Zone cymbals