A special thanks goes to:

Mark Lagrange
, for driving all the way up from New Orleans to photograph the band at the American Cancer Society Fundraiser. Best friends do that sort of thing.Check out his work at Click on Lousiana Heroes. He's one of the best local nature photographers around. It's just a matter of time before this guy appears in National Geographic!

Elizabeth Koskie, for her continued, unconditional support. Looking for an outstanding piano instructor? You can find her at Allegrezza Piano Company, in Ridgeland.

Dawn Holmes, of the American Cancer Society,  for taking a chance and giving us our first big break 

Mississippi Swing! - the hardest working volunteer big band  in the State of Mississippi! These guys are keeping big band music alive in Mississippi and offer continuous hope to developing jazz musicians throughout the community! Rehearsing weekly, since 2005, they've slated over 50 community performances including  performing for Governor Haley Barbour, the Pepsi Pops, the Epilepsy Foundation, and many others. Twenty-five pieces strong - the band is a force to contend with! Check 'em out on the Mississippi Community Symphonic Band website at

David Miller, and the entire Mississippi Community Symphonic Band. Jackson has something to be proud of with this group. The entire organization is an example of community band "done right." Go to for more information.

All my musical friends who lent their talent to the development of my professional musical endeavors: Jeff Reiter, Bud Berthold, Greg Mitchell, Richard Smith, Dr. Russell Thomas, Lori Blount, Bernard Holly, Sherrill Holly, Kermit Holly, Anne Berthold, Bob Pieczyk, London Branch, Pat Cornechione, Lorenzo, Chris Munch, Joe Loria, Billy Robeson, Kathy Derouen, Jeff Callaway, Andy Pizzo, Austin Williams, Howard Jones, Rick Moreira, David Battalia, Sergio Fernandez, Buddy Fish, George Reed, Cucho Gonzales, Chris Piecko, Greg Merritt, Charlie Ramos, Michael Calcagno, and Ezra Brown.