NBJP: What living musician do you admire most? Why?
BW: Gary Bartz. He is sort of a painter and a poet when he plays. He’s always stood for something and has presented his ideas in an intelligent and soulful manner.
NBJP:What would you want to be if you weren’t a jazz musician?
BW: Probably a lawyer or a pro MMA fighter.
NBJP:If you could only own one CD (Download–whatever), what would it be?
BW: Jackie McLeans’ “Jackie’s Bag”
NBJP: Complete this sentence: If I can, I try to avoid_____________________
BW: negativity. It drains me.
NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had?
BW: Cleaning the offices at the World Bank in D.C.
NBJP: What’s the last book you read?
BW: University of Jiu Jitsu by Saolo Ribero
NBJP: If you could live anywhere, where would that be?
BW: Back in the D.C. area or the Bay area.