"Music has played a vital role in our ability to persevere." Marcus Miller
I played my acoustic Ibanez and sang as the lead vocal (genre: alternative rock and folk) from 1989 to 1996. In 2017, I began to play the acoustic guitar (Fender) and sing again (in the same genre). I am a music lover, and enjoy listening to jazz-rock/fusion, jazz, funk, soul, R&B, acid jazz, progressive, symphonic and pop rock, and classical music. Emerson, Lake and Palmer, King Crimson, Genesis, Mike + The Mechanics, Led Zeppelin (hard rock), Steps Ahead, Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Mike Stern, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Dave Holland, John McLaughlin, Sade, Suzanne Vega and Earth, Wind and Fire (EWF) are some of my favorite bands, musicians, and I am a Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninof fan (in particular, his piano concertos) in classical music.