Among my many musical inspirations are flutists Hubert Laws, Herbie Mann, Leslie Burrs, Sherry Winston, James Moody, Dave Valentin, David Newman, Yusef Lateef, D. Antoinette Handy-Miller, Joe Taylor, Glennroy Bailey, Plunky Branch, Felicia Nelson Bishop, Dave Smith, Rebekkah White, Carl Carrington, and my first private flute instructor, Mrs. Sharletta Branch Richardson. I've have been blessed to study and play with some of the finest east coast musicians.
Keyboardists: Juana Thompson, Lucy Kilpatrick, Michelle Lightfoot, Afi Scruggs, Brenda Nichols, Weldon Hill, Herbert Allen Dabney, Charles Arnette, Derrick Thompson, Bobby Rucks, Kendra Holt, Glenn Grainger, Jamilla Robichaux, Alvin Campbell, Ed Meyers, Alton Morris, Ramocile Johnson, Eric Conway, Lafayette Gilchrist, Rob Stojacovich, Dennis Slaughter, Dawoud Said, Vincent Smith, Jimothy Rogers, Tom Reyes, Aaron Thompson, Kim Jordan, Lance Dickerson, and Billy Evans,
Guitarists: Hannon Lane, Jacqui Singleton, Jimmy Coles, Carl Lester El, Jerry Gordon, Deon Clark Mohammed, Ronnie Abrams, Allen Thomas, Kevin Lunsford, Robert Wilson, Rodney Kelley, Sr. and Dunia Jackson.
Bassists: Dorothymarie Steward, Shirley Hall, Weldon Hill, Carl Lester El, Hannon Lane, Robb Gray, Phillip Muzi Branch, Rosemarie Forczyk, Rowe Oliver, Teresa "TJ" Wilson, Kenny Wright, Mitchell Coates, Kevin Lunsford, Irvin Madden, Jerome Miller, Tony Lunsford, Ed Kernan, Maeve Royce, Candra Rutledge, Tiffany Lloyd, Michael Hawkins, Scoot Chambers, and Matthew Steele.
Drummers; Ernest Green, Jimmy Coles, Michelle Hammond, Anna Underwood, Weldon Hill, Carl Lester El, Ronnie Cokes, Jimmy Carson, Jimmy Taylor, Ernie Williams, Ezell Jones, Jesse Moody, Roberta Washington, Tony Elliott, Darrell Dunning, Jesse Moody, Kisheena Wanzer, Denise Johnson, Alvin Spratley, Gerald Gordon, Ricky Gray, Sam Burgess, Vincent Christian and Lorenzo Coleman...
Percussionists: Jimmy Coles, Ram Bhagat, Sabrina Jones, Lavonde Whitten, William Whitten, Victor Williams, Robert Hailey, and Mason Guthrie.