Sadden to learn of the passing of 'The Queen of Rock',  Tina Turner,  one of the greatest singers of all time.  She was a global icon who enchanted fans around the world.  Her first recording, 'A Fool In Love', dates back to the '60's.  Tina was the first female and Black artist to appear on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine.  12 Grammys, 3 Grammy  Hall of Fame awards,  a Lifetime Achievement award,  member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

When I was a senior in high school, I had the honor of being a member of the Ikettes. I traveled with the Ike and Tina Turner Review briefly,  but they were going to Europe to open for the Rolling Stones and I needed to graduate . I witnessed her husbands abuse, (against an employee). It was disturbing and  I was young and didn't understand at the time.  She was a kind soul who leaves behind a beautiful legacy. 

Sleep Well Queen.!  Thank You for the music. You're Simply the Best 

May 24, 2023


It's Been A While

My last GIG was March 8, 2020.  My calendar reminded me today of our GIG  this Sunday.  " Sunday JAZZ  Brunch " with pianist Sunny Na, 11:00am until 3:00pm.   The planet is still dealing with the virus.  Good news,  science has stepped up its game , and maybe just maybe , the GIGS will resume,  soon.  The last concert we attended was the great  Willie Nelson,  back in  January, 2020 .  There are several things I want to do before I die, and Willie was on my bucket list!  

Best wishes to all of you.  Im buried somewhere on YouTube, if you want to go on a scavenger hunt.  GOAL..fix it.  Have fun!





 Pandemic 2020

Here’s hoping all is well and as good as it can get with you. Hopefully you have your Plan B  in motion. This global pandemic has certainly changed everyone’s way of life for a while.  It takes some getting used to,  and I miss that human touch the most.  I  also miss the gig at Colombo’s Italian Steakhouse and Jazz Club here in L.A. with Sunny Na.  In fact  I miss all of you! 

I’ve been doing some writing, trying to relearn  the flute, which I played in elementary school, and I was taking guitar lesson to up my game.  Anyway, my son Carl  took a photography class and needed music for a project. He used my latest song entitled ‘Wrote It In A Song’.  The video is very cute. Look for it on on YouTube!