June 09, 2016
Here with 5 more original paintings put on permanent display at the world famous Guitar Center in Hollywood, CA.
May 06, 2016
Check out JD's live videotaped interview for All Access Music in which he discusses his art, music, art and music education, his efforts in philanthropy and more!
February 04, 2016
My new Human Brother album "Back To Music" makes it through the entry process in 11 categories for the upcoming 58th Annual Grammy Awards.
January 22, 2016
My art on the cover of the new Film and Television Music Guide. The yellow pages of the music industry.
January 20, 2016
New painting in honor of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards called "My Grammy Dream"
February 04, 2016
It's been a long while since I've written anything here. So much has happened in my life recently. I became a first time father to a baby boy named Julien. Who just turned 2. I lost my dad Jack in June to Brain Cancer. Not a day goes by when I don't think about him and where he might be...praying he is reunited with my mom and his soul mate Carole. I love you both with every ounce of my being and soul. Even though I feel your presence so strong now that you've departed to that magical place...I hope that one day when I'm good and ready to leave this place, I join you both and we continue our continuous journey through the universe. On a much lighter note...
I just bought and completely remodeled my dream home and moved the family to the valley! That's right...I became a Val. Better schools for my two kids and the more laid back lifestyle is where it's at. I'm excited about my new studio and live room that I'm currently designing. I will finally be tracking drums in the most state of the art room I could possibly imagine tracking in, let alone owning the room. Wow. I feel so blessed and want you all to know that...but also, when thinking of me...know that I'm trying every day to reach my true potential as a man, father, musician and artist. I have the wheels in motion right now to take my art to the next level. The word "Events" is coming to mind. Stay tuned for all that. All I really want to do is raise awareness and give back to the world in my form of art and music. A day without expressing yourself creatively can only be a day of mediocrity. Always be true to yourself.
August 28, 2014
I finally received the first shipment of my new Human Brother record "Back To Music". It was truly a labor of love. At my home studio in Hollywood Hills Ca. I spent almost 5,000 hours writing, performing all instrumentation, recording and mixing this record. I really feel there are songs for everyone who simply likes good original music. Please feel free to share this music with your friends. I believe I have a gem here and it just needs to be heard by the music hungry people of the world.