Influences

Scott Henderson
I love Scott's playing and writing. Blues, Jazz, Rock he has it all. Scott played and recorded with Jean-Luc Ponty, Jeff Berlin, Joe Zawinul and Chick Corea's Elektric Band.
John Scofield
Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, a masterful jazz improviser whose music falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B.
John McLaughlin
His playing includes a range of styles and genres, including jazz, Indian classical music, fusion and Western Classical music.
Allan Holdsworth
A jazz/fusion guitarist acclaimed for the complexity of his compositional and improvisational work, as well as his astounding technical skill.
Oz Noy
Oz is a fusion guitarist. His compositions and style bring a mixture of pop, rock, blues, funk, and jazz, into a cohesive and intoxicating groove.
Steve Morse
I was introduced to Steve Morse by the Dixie Dregs a band that fuses jazz, southern rock, bluegrass and classical music.
Pat Martino
One of the most original of the jazz-based guitarists to emerge in the 1960s. I studied with Pat for a short time.
John Coltrane
Coltrane's massive influence on jazz, both mainstream and avant-garde, began during his lifetime and continued to grow after his death. He is one of the most dominant influences on post-1960 jazz saxophonists.
Stan Getz
Stan Getz was known as "The Sound" because he had one of the most beautiful tones ever heard.
Michael Brecker
Widely regarded as the most influential tenor saxophonist since John Coltrane, he has won 15 Grammys as both performer and composer.
Wayne Shorter
Wayne has recorded Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the late 1950s, Miles Davis second great quintet in the 1960s and the jazz-rock fusion band Weather Report, which Shorter co-led in the 1970s. Many of his compositions have become standards.
Chick Corea
Pianist. I first discovered Scott Henderson when I went to see The Chick Corea Elektric Band in 1986. Great Concert!
Miles Davis
One of the most influential musicians of the 20th century. Miles was at the forefront of almost every major development in jazz from World War II to the 1990s.
Gary Willis
Bass player from Trial Tech, good composer and I love those 16th note grooves.
Jaco Pastorius
Bass player from Weather Report. What else can one say but, Jaco!