is an international performer, an innovative educator, and author of the Amazon Best Selling Book Show Up: Unlocking the Power of Relational Networking. He is currently the founder and Executive Director of Revolution of Hope, an arts for social change initiative in Boston whose flagship program is the Roxbury Youth Orchestra.
He was recently named a Top 40 Urban Innovator Under 40 in the United States and a top 100 most influential people of Color in Boston. In 2009 he became the Concertmaster of the first orchestra auditioned on the internet, The YouTube Symphony.
He has been featured in New York Times, NBC Nightly News, BBC Radio, Time Magazine and has recently spoken at TEDx Wellesley and INBOUND 2017. He has performed with today's leading artists including Smokey Robinson, Josh Grobin, Kenny Rogers, and Quincy Jones.
As a keynote speaker he has spoken at The Harvard Kennedy School, Inbound2017, MIT, Imagination2013, the Babson Entrepreneurship Forum, the New England Conservatory of Music, and Berklee College of Music. He is the founder of Ziryab Ventures a think tank for young entrepreneurs and is an Associate producer on the Emmy-nominated TV show Ambitious Adventures He believes that joy in this life is maximized when you Give your Life Away.