I am very pleased to be considered and chosen as a “rising star” in the keyboard category in Downbeat Magazine’s annual International Critics Poll. I realize this work never stops and it’s nice to be seen by those who write about the legends and new comers. I am celebrating my 20th anniversary as a recording artist in 2015, so it is all relative. Below is a preview of the article along with a link to the latest Focus Trio album “Four Directions”. Be sure to pick up a copy when it hits newsstands in August 2014.