NBJP: Other than the instrument you play, what’s your favorite instrument to listen to?
RE: I am in love with the cello. It’s such a warm instrument, but I wish I could play the bass.
NBJP: What’s the worst job you ever had?
RE: When I first moved to the New York area, I worked at a store in the mall. I’m not really a customer service type person.
NBJP: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would that be?
RE: My dream is to visit Tahiti, so maybe there.
NBJP: Who’s your favorite non-jazz composer?
RE: Astor Piazzolla is one of my favorites – innovator of modern tango.
NBJP: What’s the last book you read?
RE: A cookbook.
NBJP: What’s your favorite (“G” rated!) guilty pleasure?
RE: I love to travel. I am a huge fan of seeing new places, cultures, and would love to do that all the time.
NBJP: What musician do you believe has influenced you the most? (so far)
RE:: I connect to all of the different incarnations of Miles Davis’ musical contributions the most, so I’d have to say Miles.
PLUS ONE: When did you know? (That you wanted to be a jazz musician)
RE:When I was 15.