This is the first time I’ve ever put music to a real film. I am so humbled and honored for the chance to do this because it has always been my dream. I can’t thank enough Mr. Philip Forteza who is the director of the film, the drummer for my band Fairlane and a long time close friend. The premier for the film was last saturday April 30 2011 and it was one of the craziest and amazing days of my life. It was a crazy weekend as well because I drove to Las Vegas with my friends friday to compete the next day with the Youth Valley Jazz Band and flew back to Los Angeles for the premier. I’m not going to lie but I felt real cool knowing that I’m going to be performing Jazz in Las Vegas than going to my film premier in Los Angeles all in the same day and I didn’t have to pay for my room or flight ticket. So this is how my saturday went…
Woke up to free continental breakfast in the hotel which is always awesome. I ate apple jacks, fruit loops and a bagel. Went to the Heritage Festival where the Jazz competition was taking place. The drum set the Festival had was pretty good but good thing I brought my own cymbals. We played 3 songs and then the judge comes and critiques us. He didn’t have any critiques for me. All he said was great job (YES!!!) After the performance my friends and I headed straight back to the strip. We went to the Nascar Cafe in the Sahara Casino where my friend Frankie was going to do the 6 pound burrito challenge. I just ate hot wings. He got about half way but I had to leave to the airport to catch my plane. As I was getting through security I got word that Frankie didn’t complete the challenge but he got a lot of free prizes already. Arrived in Los Angeles then went straight home. I took a shower and went straight to the premier to help set up. The premier had a great turn out and I got to see a lot of old friends and made a lot of new ones. To see the film on the big screen and hear my music loud through amazing speakers was one of the greatest experiences of my life. I want to thank everyone who came up to me after the film and complimented on my music. You don’t know how happy that made me feel. The party didn’t stopped there because right after the premier Phil, a bunch of our friends and I headed to Page 71 Club and lounge where they were playing awesome Dubstep! There was a long line but Phil knew the manager and we all got to go through the back room. I felt like I was on the show Entourage because we didn’t have to wait in line because we were VIP. We celebrated a closed chapter and we were already brainstorming ideas for the next film. After the club closed at 1:30am we headed to Dupars for a late night dinner then finally home for some sleep. It was an amazing day and I’m so happy to be doing what I love. Thank you everyone for all your love and support. Life is an adventure and I’m enjoying the ride.
I’m going to be releasing the film score soon for purchasing
Also some new music and videos will be coming out soon.