NBJP: What musician has influenced you most?

JM: Charlie Parker

NBJP: You are a trumpet player–is there another instrument you’d like to be able to play?

JM: Drums ( I do play piano, not as good as most people you know)

NBJP: What quality do you like most about yourself?

JM: I have, and will survive hard times.

NBJP: What liquid, aside from milk, water would we ALWAYS find in your fridge?

JM: Grape Juice

NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had?

JM: Bagging groceries, after I graduated from college

NBJP: If you could only own one CD what would it be?

JM: Hard question! Earth Wind and Fire “That’s the Way of the World”

NBJP: What’s your favorite movie?

JM: Groundhog day

PLUS ONE: When did you know that you wanted to be a professional jazz musician?

JM: 22 yrs old, I wanted to be a musician at 6yrs old–but didn’t know about jazz then.