Bacholor Degree in Piano. Music Production
Playing, Recording, Engineering/Producing/Mixing, arranging original music, Composing
EWF, Miles Davis Quintet, VSOP, Roy Hargrove Big Band, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Return To Forever, SNARKY PUPPY, The Funky Knuckles
Hammond Organ, Piano(Steinway), Arp Odyssey, Moog, wurlitzer, and clavinet, fender rhodes
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..