Those Who Have Passed On

To those musicians who have passed on…

There are those musicans who take on the role as the “Gardeners” and water and nurture you along the way with words of encouragement, that may come in the form of a compliment, advise or a music lesson…

I am a cultured vocalist and better human being because of what each one of you shared on our musical journey. And so as I continue forward I will be a better “Gardener.”

I love you and thank you forever,

1. Roger Burn, Vibes,Keyboards,Vocals,Arranger, songwriter
April 13,1962 – March 29, 2009
Teacher at Musicians Institute.
Performed with Lionel Richie, Barry Manlow,
Yellow Jackets…etc!

2. Mike Howard, Jazz Guitarist
May 10, 1942 – Dec 1, 2012
Performed with Donny Hathaway,Peggy Lee,
Marvin Gaye…etc!

3. David Torres, Keyboards,Chapman Stick,Arranger,Songwriter
April 9, 1953 – April 13, 2013
Teacher for Musicians Institute
Performed with Califas, Poncho Sanchez, Mongo Santamaria
Chick Corea,Eddie Harris…etc!!!!