This Full-Stack application was specially build as a part of a two person team for a friend who owns an organic and was our final major project for the UNC coding bootcamp.
This Full-Stack application was custom built alone for my employer and as my second major project for the UNC coding bootcamp.
This Front-End application was built as part of a three person team for our first major project during the UNC coding bootcamp.
This Front-End Website was built solo to promote myself as a webdeveloper and musician.
This Website was built using wordpress for a good friend and very accomplished musician who needed a personal website on a budget and in a very short period of time to promote an upcoming record release.
My interest in music developed at a relatively young age, first through traditional piano lessons, and later through the experience of playing piano/keyboards in local bands and immersing myself in the recordings of players such as Bud Powell, Jimmy Smith, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Weather Report and many others. I went on to earn batchelor and master degrees in music at Florida State University and University of New Orleans, and had to privelage to study with many great teachers including Marcus Roberts, Bill Peterson, Joey Calderazzo, Branford Marsalis, Dr. Robin Williams, John Ruggero, Victor Atkins, and Ellis Marsalis. While at Florida State University, as the pianist in a trio consisting of two wonderful musicians, David Potter and Will Goble, also from North Carolina, I had the opportunity to meet and begin playing with drummer/vibrophonist, Jason Marsalis. This group, the Jason Marsalis Vibes Quartet, went on to tour internationally for many years. We recently recorded our 5th album as a band, and the group is still touring, supporting, and promoting the music. During my many years as a musician living in New Orleans, I had the opportunity to perform, record, and study with many other great musicians including mi hermano Alexey Marti, Roland Guerin, Phillip Manuel, Eilena Dennis, Brian Seeger, Ed Petersen, Simon Lott, Derek Douget, Rex Gregory, Peter Harris, Herlin Riley, Victor Goines, Bill Summers, Ricky Sebastion, Pedro Martinez, and others. After years of struggling to make a descent living as a musician in New Orleans, I became interested in Web Development, and decided to move back to Raleigh, North Carolina which has developed a booming Tech Scene, in order to gain the knowledge and experience required to become a professional in this field. Although I had to painfully put music on the backburner in order to become competent as a Web Developer in a relatively short period of time, my long term goal is to find a balance between these two careers and return to playing music professionally again, without the financial shackles that so many musicians find themselves in.