Ray Chew

Sheila E

Michael McDonald

Fred Hammond

Last week I had a great concert at Carnegie Hall under the direction of Ray Chew a great piano player and arranger/producer, who is a good friend of mine from music and art high school. We know each other since we are 13 years old(40 years),  and he called me to play me in the rhythm section for this great event. “A night of Inspiration” was the title of the evening. And that is was as the roster of performers included BeBe & CeCe WinansPastor Shirley Caesar, Patty Griffin, Richard Smallwood, Hezekiah Walker, Sheila E., Fred Hammond, and Michael McDonald, Plus Special Guests Phylicia Rashad and Pauletta Washington. The band kicked butt for Sheila E as she did her thing. She is very talented. Also Fred Hammond left a lasting impression on me. What a soulful cat. And of course Michael McDonald was incredible as always. I have worked with him in the past. The bottom line is I was very glad to see how well Ray Chew is doing, and it was a really fun to play with his rhythm section. It was completely sold out at Carnegie Hall. An intense evening of spirtuality and music complete with full orchestra and chorus.