NBJP: What musical instrument (that you don’t play) would you like to be able to play?
AA: I would love to play the piano
NBJP: What’s your favorite non-jazz tune?
AA: Currently “Seven Days” by Sting
NBJP: What is your greatest weakness (personal or professional)?
AA: Professionally – Impatience for mediocrity
NBJP: What’s a food you shouldn’t eat, but can’t resist?
AA: Bacon Cheeseburger
NBJP: What’s the worst (non musical) job you ever had?
AA: I have worked as a musician my whole life.
NBJP: What musician influenced you the most…so far?
AA: Vinnie Colaiuta
NBJP: If you could only own one CD/album, what would it be?
AA: Keith Jarrett Whisper Not
PLUS ONE: When did you know that you wanted to be a professional jazz musician?
AA: When I heard jazz for the first time in middle school after doing classical music only. I heard A Night In Tunisia and I wanted to play the drumset after that!