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Nominated for BIG EASY AWARD with ASTRAL PROJECT for Best Contemporary

Jazz Group 2008

Nominated for BIG EASY AWARD with ASTRAL PROJECT for Best Contemporary

Jazz Group 2007

Nominated for BIG EASY AWARD with ASTRAL PROJECT for Best Contemporary

Jazz Group 2005

Received Global Excellence Award from the Summers Multi- Cultural Institute, 2005

Nominated for BEST GUITARIST for the Best of the Beat Awards, 2004

Nominated for BEST CONTEMPOARY JAZZ GROUP with ASTRAL PROJECT for the Best of the Beat Awards, 2004

Received the “Keeping the Music Alive Award”  Danny Barker Estate, 2003

Voted best guitarist in the 2002 OffBeat Magazine “Best of The Beat” Award

Voted Best Contemporary Jazz Group ASTRAL PROJECT in the 2002 “Best of the Beat” Awards, Offbeat Magazine

Voted Best Contemporary Jazz Album “ Big Shot” ASTRAL PROJECT in the 2002 “Best of the Beat” Awards, Offbeat Magazine

Won BIG EASY AWARD with ASTRAL PROJECT for best contemporary Jazz Group 2000

Voted Best Contemporary Jazz Album “ VooDooBop” ASTRAL PROJECT in the 2000 “Best of the Beat” Awards, Offbeat Magazine

Voted Best Contemporary Jazz Group ASTRAL PROJECT in the 2000 “Best of the Beat” Awards, Offbeat Magazine

Voted Talent Deserving Wider Recognition in Down Beat Critic’s Poll, 1998

Voted Talent Deserving Wider Recognition (Astral Project) in Down Beat Critic’s Poll, 1998

Voted best guitarist in the 1999 OffBeat Magazine “Best of The Beat” Award

Voted best guitarist in the 1998 OffBeat Magazine “Best of The Beat” Award

Voted Talent Deserving Wider Recognition in Down Beat Critic’s Poll, 1997

Voted Best Contemporary Jazz Album “ Elevado” ASTRAL PROJECT in the 1996 Received the “Best of the Beat” Awards, Offbeat Magazine

Voted Best Contemporary Jazz Group ASTRAL PROJECT in the 1998 “Best of the Beat” Awards, Offbeat Magazine

Voted best guitarist in the 1996 Offbeat Magazine “Best of the Beat” Awards

Voted Best Contemporary Jazz Group ASTRAL PROJECT in the 1996 “Best of the Beat” Awards, Offbeat Magazine

Voted best guitarist in the 1995 OffBeat Magazine “Best of The Beat” Award

Voted best guitarist in “People’s Choice Awards” in 1994

Voted Best Contemporary Jazz Group ASTRAL PROJECT in “People’s Choice

Awards” in 1994

Won BIG EASY AWARD with ASTRAL PROJECT for best contemporary Jazz Group

1993 and 1994

BIG EASY AWARD nomination for best contemporary jazz musician, 1992

Won 1st place in Hennessy Cognac’s BEST OF NEW ORLEANS JAZZ SEARCH, 1992

Voted “One of the 10 best guitarists” in Wavelength Magazine, 1991

Won 1st place in “NEW WORKS” composition competition, Contemporary Arts

Center, 1982