Jazz artist who worked on the Grammy-winning A Tale of God's Will (A Requiem for Katrina) with Terence Blanchard.
He double-majored in computer science and music at the University of Washington, which he attended through the Transition School and Early Entrance Program at the age of 14.
He was hired as a Yamaha Performing Artist.
He was raised 45 minutes outside of Seattle on Whidbey Island. As soon as his parents realized he could improvise, they signed him up with a student big band.
He provided music for the soundtracks of When the Levees Broke, Inside Man, She Hate Me, and other Spike Lee films.