Major: Music Therapy
Hometown: Franklin Sq., N.Y.
What’s your instrument of choice and why?
Bass Guitar, because it’s the funnest.
What are you involved with musically?
Currently, I’m the bassist for the punk band 16HPP A.K.A 16 Hundred Pound Pig and the Guitarist/Trumpet player for the band Doctor Awesome.
Who are your biggest influences?
Red Hot Chili Peppers, John Paul Jones, Wayne Shorter, Incubus, Dead Kennedys, The Beatles, Jaco Pastorius.
Who have you been listening to lately?
Rubblebucket, RJD2, Christian Scott, The Mars Volta, Ceremony, Radiohead, Florence and the Machine, Robert Glasper, Portico Quartet.
What’s your plan for the future?
Graduate with a masters (hopefully), play gigs, practice, work a job, teach lessons in guitar or bass.
Any advice for aspiring musicians?
Listen to what music you want to learn, but study it and hear what the musicians are doing. Practice as much as you can, and have an open mind.