Music has been in my family since I can remember. My dad sang to me with a guitar as a baby and as with every Filipino family I know, we have always had dancing and singing at our family functions and parties. Grandpa Dalmacio was a trumpet player,Uncle Bert was a singer and entertainer and my cousin Mike a keyboardist, horn player and front man in his bands, My Uncle Edwin was a saxophonist, singer and songwriter and my dad a drummer, drum builder and songwriter. I guess you could say it runs in our family, but really, growing up surrounded by musicians and great music really was my introduction to music. Music is such a joy to share. To play with other musicians is like a joining of souls. I create for the joy that it brings me. I play to share my spirit with those who will listen.