Sales Associate HiTech
Joined in
2012
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Musical Education

Bacholor Degree in Piano. Music Production

Musical Interests

Playing, Recording, Engineering/Producing/Mixing, arranging original music, Composing

Favorite Bands

EWF, Miles Davis Quintet, VSOP, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Return To Forever, SNARKY PUPPY, The Funky Knuckles

Favorite Instruments

Hammond Organ, Piano(Steinway), Arp Odyssey, Moog, wurlitzer, and clavinet, fender rhodes

Howard
Sales Associate HiTech

Certified in: Keyboards, ProAudio, Drums, Guitars, Accessories

I am  a native of Goldsboro NC. I received a degree from North Carolina A&T State University in Piano and Electronic Music. I have  been involved in music for almost 20 years. I love playing  Piano and Organ. My favorite genres of music are Gospel, Jazz, Classical, Pop and Funk. Some of his musical influences include: Herbie Hancock, Art Tatum, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, Oscar Peterson. 

 

More about Howard....

 

1)      How did you first get involved in playing/making music?

 

I started playing in church.

 

2)      What was your first instrument?

 

I started on Drums.

 

3)      What/Who are your musical influences?

 

My Mom, Herbie Hancock, Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson, Thomas Whitfield, Greg Phillinganes, George Pass, Hiromi Utera, Eldar Djangriov, Keith Jarrett, Jimmy Smith, Joey Defransico, Phineas Newborn Jr, John Coltrane, Duke Ellington, Jeff Lorber, J.S. Bach, Sergi Prokofiev, Bela Bartok, Kenny Garrett, Kenny Kirkland, Ralph Graves, Ralph Lofton, Derrick Jackson.. These are just a few.. Lol

 

4)      What are your top 5 favorite records?

 

Kind of Blue by Miles Davis

 

Giant Steps by John Coltrane

 

Full Moon by Brandy

 

 Everlasting Life by Kim Burrell

 

Actual Proof by Herbie Hancock

 

5)      What current music projects are in involved with?

 

I'm currently Producing for Rashaunda McNeil, Also music director for Chris Erving & Abraham's Descendants our single comes out this June.. 

 

6)      How many instruments do you play?

 

I play 6 fluently, I am learning bass guitar now..

 

7)      What is your favorite instrument and why?

 

My favorite instrument to play would be the Hammond Organ. It's an awesome instrument I can do almost anything with it. It's classic the sound cxan never be replaced.

 

8)      What advice would you give to somebody that wanted to start playing music?

 

I would say to somebody thats wants to learn to play.?? 90% percent of what you play is what you listen to.. Find yourself a mentor and study them..