Growing up in New Orleans and coming from a musical family, my early influences were my sisters, mother, father, and uncles one of whom was a jazz organist. I sing in the choir as a little boy only to become the MD(music director) for that same choir later in life. My father, who was the pastor of the church, allowed me a lat of musical freedom with the church choir. This freedom sparked the interest of mixing genres, which led to a lot of jazz in church.
I continued this fixation of blending genres by writing music for local plays and artist, playing in a few bands, making music for Fox Sports and other networks and quickly emerged as one of the Crescent City’s premier jazz pianist. I was given the name Blacknintendo because I wore a t-shirt with a Nintendo logo on it, all the time. Eventually everyone noticed this and started calling me Blacknintendo.