With Laurel Masse at Yale, 2005

Laurel is one of the loveliest and most spiritual people I know and her guidance and wisdom had a profound effect on me. She was one of my Yale instructors and of course she is one of the founding members of the Manhattan Transfer. She left the group in 1979 but is still considered one of the finest jazz singers around. I must agree. It was Laurel who dubbed my voice "somewhere between Chet Baker and Mel Torme..."