Grammy Award-winning jazz artist who played with Wynston Marsalis and produced records for many popular acts.
He began playing with R&B group Identity Band at the age of 12 and was a student of classical music from 1983 until 1991 at the Center for Creative Studies.
He toured all over Europe and in Senegal, Iceland, and Turkey.
He was the scion of a prominent Detroit jazz family and was mentored by his uncle, Harold McKinney, beginning at age four.
He worked with many Top-40 acts of his time, including Mariah Carey, R. Kelly, and Jordin Sparks.