I was asked by Dean Mucetti to perform with this wonderful group of guys. He is a band leader/educator/drummer who is very giving. He formed a band called JamesJazz that he built around a couple of former middle school students of his who came from an underserved area. They continued playing through their teens, but did not have many opportunities to continue getting better at playing. In wanting to provide them with more opportunities; he formed the band so that they could study, workshop, and play together with more experienced musicians. This is what it’s all about, helping, encouraging and mentoring! I’m honored to perform with them this Friday April 28th at Viva Cantina