I had him perform with my south Texas jazz band and concert bands in the 1990ís. I did I duet written by a former student for Trombone and Flueghel Horn. He was fabulous with my staff, my parents and myself. It was a signed moment in my students musical experiences and he was a gracious and generous man with his time. After the concert he stayed in the band hall hall for hours meeting and greeting students and parents. He brought a kind and gracious attitude to my students that I am sure they will always remember! He was a great ambassador for music education!