Playboy's 2009 Jazz Artist of the Year and saxophonist for The Dead, a reincarnation of The Grateful Dead. He released many recordings with Blue Note.
He attended Howard University and then Berklee College of Music with Andy McGhee. He started recording with JMT Records.
He has endorsed P. Mauriat Saxophones since 2007.
He was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.
He has performed with Phil Lesh and Friends.