Influences

I have been influenced by these great musicians

Scott Henderson
I love Scott's playing and writing. Fusion and blues guitarist best known for his work with the band Tribal Tech. Scott also played and recorded with Jean-Luc Ponty, Jeff Berlin, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea's Elektric Band.
John Scofield
Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, a masterful jazz improviser whose music falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.
Michael Landau
Landau is a prolific session musician and guitarist who has played on over 1,100 albums since the early 1980s with artists as varied as Joni Mitchell, Seal, Michael Jackson, James Taylor, Helen Watson, Richard Marx, Steve Perry, Pink Floyd and Miles Davis.
Wayne Krantz
Jazz fusion guitarist who played with top artists such as Steely Dan, Michael Brecker, Billy Cobham, and others, but is most active as a solo performer.
Oz Noy
Oz is a fusion guitarist. His compositions and style use a mixture of funk, rock, blues, and jazz.
Allan Holdsworth
A jazz/fusion guitarist acclaimed for the complexity of his compositional and improvisational work, as well as his astounding technical skill.
Jeff Beck
One of the most influential lead guitarists in rock. Much of Beck's recorded output has been instrumental, with a focus on innovative sound and his releases have spanned genres ranging from blues-rock, heavy metal and jazz fusion.
Pat Martino
One of the most original of the jazz-based guitarists to emerge in the 1960s. I studied with Pat for a short time.
Chris Potter
Soloist, accomplished composer and bandleader. Think Bird, Lester Young and Sonny Rollins with more contemporary harmonic and rhythmic concepts and you get Chris Potter.
Michael Brecker
Widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane, he has won 15 Grammys as both performer and composer.
Wayne Shorter
Wayne has recorded Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the late 1950s, Miles Davis second great quintet in the 1960s and the jazz-rock fusion band Weather Report, which Shorter co-led in the 1970s. Many of his compositions have become standards.
John Coltrane
Coltrane's massive influence on jazz, both mainstream and avant-garde, began during his lifetime and continued to grow after his death. He is one of the most dominant influences on post-1960 jazz saxophonists.
Miles Davis
One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Miles was at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz from World War II to the 1990s.
Jerry Bergonzi
Bergonzi, is an internationally recognized jazz performer, composer, author and educator. His music is renowned for its innovation, mastery, and integrity.
Gary Willis
Bass player from Trial Tech, good composer and I love those 16th note grooves.
Tribal Tech
Tribal Tech is a progressive fusion band, originally formed in 1984 by guitarist Scott Henderson and bass player Gary Willis.