Q. If you could have dinner with any musician/singer, dead or alive, who would it be and why?
A. It would have to be my all time favorite Johann Sebastian Bach. Through studying his fugal works, his inventions, his works for choir, his masses, his works for cello, he inspired me to no end as the master to meet. Just one conversation with him would have my mind forever on another level distinguishing cacophony from dissonance as it turns into contrapuntal motifs.
Q. What’s your idea of perfect happiness?
A. Happiness is one of those essential but hard-to-define things; better tasted ripe and sweet, better heard as laughter between friends, as the first breath of spring after a long dark winter. But I’ll take a cue from the great jazz master Herbie Hancock and say that happiness, is about being in the moment.