I have been a concerned and caring listener of WPFW for over forty years. I was first introduced to WPFW by force, not choice, through my mother as she listened to "The Bama", but then willingly through my mentor J. Otis
Williams in my college years, who turned me on to Nap Turner, who told me
"Don't Forget the Blues” As a music creator for the past 30 years and founder of the DMV based group “Spur Of the Moment.” I have worked with everyone from George Duke and Patti Austin to Will Downing and Lalah Hathaway. From the beginning of my career, WPFW has served as a beacon of learning and listening, not just for me, but also for countless other music creators in the Washington metropolitan area. WPFW has managed to educate us on various Issues from the Diaspora to the Anacostia, always with a focus of Jazz and Justice. Though COVID derailed most of my service with the LSB I was able to support and help lead efforts against misinformation and disinformation surrounding the Pandemic and shared those efforts with the station through my work with The Black Coalition Against COVID. I look forward to increased visibility and service.
From serving on the relocation committee to providing a voice of a creative to the board and the station.
By serving, I will hopefully ensure preservation of the institution that is “Jazz and Justice” for the upcoming generations. Only then will we be able to keep the supply of activists, music historians, music creators and listeners fed with a diet of “The Truth” in music and social justice.
I currently serve on the board of the Washington DC
Recording Academy (The Grammy’s) for over the past 10 years, and have worked tirelessly to support the incredible growth this chapter has seen. As I seek your support for my seat on the WPFW Board, I would like bring the same focus and energy to my role as a board member. Thank you in advance for your support.