I was born in the 7th Ward, and grew up in East New Orleans. I went to Sarah T. Reed High School. Although I hail from New Orleans, I have been living in Houston since 2005, as a result of Hurricane Katrina. I went to Southern University in Baton Rouge, majoring in music education. I started playing the trumpet 1988. In 1994, I won an NAACP competition in classical music. Although classical music is my first love, I started playing jazz in 1994. I became a member of Soul Rebels in 1998. Aside from my work with the Soul Rebels, I do production work for some local hip hop artists.